In part 1 of 3 I thought this book was going to be a real loser. I almost quit on it. Glad I didn't because it really got moving later on.
Without giving too much away, I will say that one of the main characters could not pass the Psychopath Test. That became very apparent, and taking that into consideration the ending was a real surprise and shock.
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Edit it down by at least a third. Too much on and on, worrying about things just way out of control. So twisted and just can't catch a break. Needs a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel.
The best thing about this book was the exciting twists in the plot. It feels like you begin to root for one person, only to have everything you thought turn out to be wrong. But after the first couple of times, even this device becomes annoying. Get on with it!The beginning shows promise and the first big twist had me yelling out loud. And in the end, everyone is just miserable. No one gets what they want. No one is happy or even satisfied. All that agony, but for what?
Performance was good. Easy to listen to and follow the action.
It was worth the first half of the listening time. Just way to long. By part 3 I was wishing I was doe already.
Twist and Turn
Somewhat, I thought I knew what was going to happen and then it would change direction.
They really made believe they were the actual characters
I made me laugh a few times, but not cry.
I really enjoyed this book and I am now listening to another one of Gillian's books, I think he style is interesting.
It was very well written and Julia Whelan and Kirby Heyborne did a wonderful job. The story was very distubing an showed the characters in the darkest light. I kept looking for a character to latch on to and support but it change constantly throughout the book.
The plot was good and there were so many surpises that made me think... "did that just happen" ?
They did a wonderful job.
I did not laugh or cry but I think it was more of a feeling of shock. The legths that the charaters went in the situtations were disturbuing and sad . It made you want to jump in the book and smack some sense into them.
It was an intriguing story that held my attention. Unfortunately, the profanity got so bad that I had to turn it off. It was like having to endure repeated slaps of the repeated "f-word" and a lot of other offensive language to just hear the story. I made it into the last few chapters but had to stop.
The lisp of the male narrator was irritating at times. Hard to picture an attractive character saying "Thuthpiciouth" (suspicious). The female reader was excellent.
Disappointment--great story that I wanted to know more about--but tired of swimming through the cesspool of profanity to hear it.
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Absolutely. The narrators played the characters perfectly. They portrayed all the subtle character changes well. Fun listening! My favorite audio book!
The narrative style is unique to the author. Similar to Dark Places.
Yes, I listened to Whelan in Witness. Pleasant, talented.
Nothing is what you expect.
Recording helped with the flips between character narrations and flips through time periods.
Definately kept my attention.
Hooked from beginning.
Very thought provoking. I was constantly trying to decide how it would play out.
Their voices were perfect for this book.
Lots of "eeeks" and some laughing.
Just when you think you know where this is going, wham, it takes a left turn! OK, I was wrong. Now I know, wham, another left turn. This happens right up to the very end. Very well thought out.
After listening to over 200 audiobooks, it's near imposilbe for any one book to claim the title as "the best book I have listened to." This book was on it's why to that rating. The book is so clever, so deep, so ingenious in it's plot and delivery,that I was sure that I would give the book a five-star rating. That is, until the last 45 minutes or so when the story had to end.
It might be true to say that such a tremendous book could not possibly have an equally fantastic ending. It might be true, but it seems to be a cop-out. The ending of this book is, let's say, disappointing. Don't get me wrong, I still highly reccommend the book...no doubt. The truth is, this book could have had three or four different endings and, if the author did truly have several endings in mind, I think she chose the weakest one.
Deinitely read the book. You might just love the ending. If so, it will likely be the best book that you have ever listend to!
I think that their ability to convey the inner dialogues of the two main characters was extremely valuable in understanding the nuances of their thoughts.
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