Clean up the language, and adult situations.
I felt she had to cram every disgusting theme into the first 4 chapters to prove it was so far from her last series that it couldn't be compared. It was so gross that I only made it to the 4th chapter got before deleteing it. If that is what her "adult" books are going to be like I will never read or listen to one. I guess she didn't have the writing skills to make an interesting story without the filth.
He was fine for having terrible material
Most of the first 4 chapters since I couldn't lmake it past that.
Waste of money and time!
The performance was fine, the material was terrible.
what is the genre?
yes, great accents, great voices.
From the moment this started, I couldn't put any of the story together. And as things continued on, I just found that I couldn't connect with a single character nor did I care. I kept plowing through though, getting to the halfway point and just can't take it any more. Ugh.
It needed at least one character I could have developed a relationship with. There are none. It is a grim view of humanity.
No. I kept waiting for something in the book to grab my attention. It never did.
The entire book is slow-going. It takes too long to develop what little story line there is. I wasn't expecting much due to the earlier reviews and I wasn't disappointed.
I'm a full time mom of 3 boys, a full time wife of an awesome husband, and I also work full time outside of the home on swing shifts. I take my iPod along with me when I work night shift, to listen to my newest download. It's the only time I have to really listen to or read a book. I listen to at least a book a week sometimes 2 or 3 depending on the length of the book. 12 hour shifts make for a quick listen most of the time.
I'm not sure I can honestly say there was anything I liked
The narrator was perfect
This book didn't capture my interest at all, I purchased the book because of the Authors success with her previous books. I've tried four times to start this book and haven't gotten more than an hour and a half into it, each time I start it, I do go back to the beginning, maybe I should just keep going instead oF relistening, I'm afraid I have missed something important though. I listen to a wide variety of books from mystery, romance, thriller to crime . So I'm not looking for just one style or genre, I enjoy a diverse selection.
The performance was probably OK, it was the content that was awful
I started listening to this book with great anticipation due to the wonderfully written Harry Potter series. I was shocked when the book opened to graphic body parts, sex, and language. What was she thinking? It didn't even make sense! I could not listen past the first 20 minutes-- I kept thinking this graphic language would end--it did not at all. I can imagine children picking up this book and finding the garbage that lies inside, only because the author wrote such wonderful books for them. Please don't waste your money as I did.
I found this vulgar and disgusting. I expected much better from the author of the Harry Potter series of books. I gave the book one star, which is charitable. It should have no stars
I will not read another book by this author.
L don't know.
I would not have published this book.
Not without reading the review first
not even sure what genre this is
Narrator did as good as he could with the story
I read this book (probably like many others) base on the fact that I loved the Harry Potter series. This book is pretty much exactly like the hogwarts saga.... just without the Magic, lovable characters, clearly identified protagonist, and well any semblance of an interesting story line.
NO. Started out dark and and just declined from there. Horrible
No, because I've read better.
I would not recommend this to anyone. I know of two book clubs that have rescinded their suggestion to read and review this book and now I know exactly the reason. If this is J.K. Rowling's commentary on the human condition she can just keep it.
Lacks a story!! I was expecting a more gripping novel (like Rowling's previous works) - but in this book she spends pretty much her entire time building up her characters... whatever little story there was, was lost in (what I thought was) a terrible / rushed ending that didn't seem to follow the rest of the book very well...
The only thing that got me through this book was the narration - it required very little effort on my part to keep listening... I kept going in the hopes that the book will "pick up"... wouldn't have finished it if I was reading it myself.
Overall, I'm disappointed... I expected better from Rowling