I will not read another book from Danielle Steel. I read her in the past but her style became very repetitive and I have not read a book in at least five years, her style has grown even more stilted and without feeling. It reminded me of the writing my children did in High School. Definitely glad I listened to the book as I was multi tasking and didn't lose eight hours that I could never get back. The narrator was horrible and had no concept of voice variance. Much too monotone to be interesting.
It has turned me off completely to Danielle Steel.
Everything. Boring. Speech was much too chopped off. Did not know how to transition from male to female. Maybe it was the book that made him sound so bad. I will try him again.
The book had so many possibilities as to where it went but the author took a great idea and rammed it into a wall and the book was lost after the first chapter or so. I don't need sadness and anguish in my reading, there is too much in real life and I use my reading and listening for escape and imagination not gloom and doom.
yes - interesting story, a few zingers you do not anticipate - great ending.
Dealing with the death of Gabby.
Opening chapter scene with the kids in the classroom
Great story like takes you right along with them.
Always full of just enough to keep you wanting more.
This was an excellent book. It follows friends from their school careers. I loved how we get to know each Character and how they turned out as young adults. It featured everyday lives and makes you think of your own life. Overall, an excellent story. The story kept me interested in the Characters lives and their families.
I love being able to get the the pleasure out of reading some of my favorite authors via audio since I don't have the time to sit & read as much anymore
It is a typical Danielle Steele read
NEVER! I read and owned all of Danielle Steel's earlier books. This was a terrible disapointment and the narration was AWFUL! I don't know why a man was chosen to read this. His prerformance was way over the top, too emotional, and just plain creepy.
I may try Danielle Steel again, from the library. I don't think I'll be wasting anymore money on her though.
As stated, his preformance was way over the top. It truly detracted from the story.
All of that and more. I understand that life is life and death is part of it. But really?? The first was touching. The second shocking. The third? By that point I was beyond disappointed and knew I'd be writing a review.
Don't waste your money. This is NOT the Danielle Steel I loved so much twenty years ago. Three words to describe this book...TRASH. DISAPPOINTMENT. REGRET.
Predictably Danielle Steel style, but isn't that exactly what we love? This book made my raod trip go so quickly, as one "issue" after another arose in her many characters. No real twists.. no special surprises, but a lot of action, many characters, and oh so entertaining
Not any one favorite
again, no favorite
and life goes on....
lifelong bounded friendship
This story is about 5 people, who formed a strong friendship since Kindergarten. They face lave, hardships, victories and tragedies together, about survival of a friendship filled with ups and downs.
Different from stories I have read about "friends forever", usually about two girls...example Best Friend forever by Jennifer Weiner o Forever Friends (Beaches).
I am not aware of it
Maybe Izzie, interesting character
At the very least indicate in the story what exactly the reader is supposed to learn as a result of all of the deaths. Outside of causing the protagonist to be sad, I don't see that any of the deaths did anything whatsoever to move this story forward. Honestly, the most meaningful piece of the story as it relates to the protagonist, and aided somewhat in my actually caring about what happened to the protagonist, occured when the protagonist and her mother reconciled (for lack of a better word) near the end.
No, just this author.
The narrator was fine.
It is not my story to edit.
I was very deliberate about this purchase. I am working on a story myself that, in part, involves time period changes with my characters from teens to adults. After reading the summary of this story I was interested in how the author would handle the back and forth transition between the time periods. The story itself seemed interesting enough and I know this particular author has sold millions of books, but when the tragedies and deaths of this story began piling up with seemingly no real purpose, other than to create sadness in the life of the protagonist, it was all I could do to actually finish the story. Any really good novel will create situations and circumstances that cause the reader to truly care about the characters and what happens to them. Unfortunately this story fails to get the job done.