I am someone who enjoys audible books very much now that they exist. As a young student (real young) I can remember a teacher telling me how books can transport people to different places & open up a whole new world. This is how listening to audible books make me feel. Now if I can just stop falling asleep while listening to them at night I would be fine. Ha ha
This book has a very interesting story line & one very few people would have come up with. I think that is why I love David Baldacci's books so much becasue they are always fresh & exciting with new story plots that one can identify with even if they are not particularly familiar with the goings on of his subject matter. I really liked how the herione kept what shw could of her integirtiy intacked throughout the book as best she could.
This book was so good, I had a very hard time getting in with other life chores!! It may be the most enjoyable of his yet that I have read. I love that D. B. Does not go for the tragic ending. Life sucks as it is, and I read (or listen) to escape. Don't want sad endings!! The reader was a bit mono-toned but I could get past that. Some readers really ruin a story. I give it five stars!
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A story with a more plausible premise and story development, more credible characters and a not so many overwrought dramatic devices.
Not sure. Somehow I neglected to read the reviews as many were spot on after the fact. I've read and listened to other works of Baldacci and on the strength of that I gave The Winner a go. Would have had better luck with the outcome by buying a lottery ticket.
I might. She had a challenging task given the shape-shifting nature of the villain and less than convincing leading female character.
LuAnn Tyler's shower scene. Not because of its mono-erotic content but it did have a bit of that bodice-ripper conceit.
I largely stayed with it to the end as so many laughable (and often predictable) turn of events found me responding to (as I did as a kid to any ridiculous book or movie trope) with an "I'm so sure!" utterance. What I wasn't so sure about was what the author (albeit a gift writer) was going for. It's as though his left hand on the keyboard was guided by Thomas Harris and his right hand channeled by Danielle Steele.
Characters seemed a little unbelievable. Storyline was interesting. Ending was exciting but not believable. Good overall.
I LOVED this story. Jackson was a dope villain. Lu Ann was bad ass. And it was just a great story all around. I'm EXTREMELY surprised Hollyweird has not tried to make a movie out of this book; really surprised.
The Winner was wonderful and spellbinding through out. It's behind me why is hasn't become a movie yet. I'll become its number one Champion when it does. Dennis Niermann
The story line kept me in suspense with its multiple twists and turns. I did think he went into too much detail in several situations which he normally doesn't do.
I did not care for the performance. The narrator was monotonous with monotone and didn't differentiate between characters until later in the book.
I enjoyed the characters and the character development. I wanted to rout for the heroine and I despised the man after her.
There was always a twist in the plot just when you thought you had it figured out.
An enjoyable, gripping at times, story of great intrigue. You almost wish you could win the lottery that way too. The performance was sometimes lacking when reading the characters in a distinctive voice, thus only 4 stars. I did want to listen to the end and was happy with the way things turned out.