character development,follow up
couple more chapters would have been better. I get the whole premise of don't be a hater,however,what besides the tradgedy came out of the whole thing?
It was fabulous
little slow at first,then captivating......at the end,aside from the moral lesson learned, then what? What did the characters do with that change,you know,in their psyce?
There is not a single likeable character in this book. It's as if you are reading about the Dursleys and the people in their community. Such a disappointment. I could not even finish it. Not worth the time.
The author gave us no characters to like. Everyone was not only flawed, but truly defective.
I don't even know what to call this genre - sad, pitiful, horrifying glimpse at the lives of others?
The performer was fine, given the story.
Be warned, there is a rape of a child in this book. It is disturbing and no justice is either sought or found. Pretty awful.
good narrator. would listen to other books by him
I didn't like any of them
clwalker IT Admin
I was very much looking forward to Rowling's new book. I had been enthralled with the Harry Potter series and, while I didn't expect this to be another Harry Potter or even to be similar, I was looking for the writing to be just as readable and riviting. I rarely give up on a book once I start, but I was ready for this one to be over before I got halfway through part one. I made it into part two and had to put it down. While there is no question Rowling excels at the descriptive and with her use of language, I found this story boring, annoying and bogged down in onorous detail. I could not for the life of me keep the characters straight and was constantly trying to figure out who was who, which was very annoying.I never had this problem with her other books despite the multitude of characters in them. Reading this book has been drudgery instead of enjoyment. I have to think it might never have been published except for the Rowling name.
If you want to listen to a treatise on politics and the poor human condition with nothing uplifting about it, this might be for you. The narrator was very good, but even he could not make it enjoyable. I may yet try to finish it, but right now, I've had all I can take! I am considering returning this one!
This book was not good. I listened to the first 8 chapters and quit. The story didn't move and the reader put me to sleep. I would not recommend this book and if J.K. Rowling doesn't write better than this I won't get another of her books.
Dick Francis books
disappointment and horror that she would write something as bad as this
If she writes another one like this the answer is yes.
None. I am not sure what her purpose was other than show the failings of the British human condition.
read Harry Potter.
she is a good writer that for some reason needed to air issues that appear to be relative to her personal background. While this is a bit presumptuous, the Queen will no longer honor her for this crass view of British life.
Admittedly. part of my reason for choosing this novel is curiosity. I wondered how Ms. Rowling would do after leaving Harry. I thought this novel got off to a slow start, but it built into a moving and involved plot, with good character development, particularly of the teenagers, as to conclude with great pathos and literary satisfaction.
Not sure at this time
He was fine, book how overall bad this book is.
I wii not read a book written by her again, how overall sad and sick this book was.
A great read, but don't expect a warm and fuzzy ending. Rowling writes a gut-wrenching story that is impossible to put down- 'cause you really hope the good guy will win in the end. If there IS a good guy.