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
There were many times I just wanted to give up on this book but I felt anyone who wrote such wonderful other books wouldn't let me down.The book was an extremely intimate portrait of characters I really didn't care about. It got a little better at the end because I better understood the relationships between the characters. All in all, a real disappointment.
I thought he did an admirable job of portraying all the charaters. Sometimes the accent was a little hard for me.
No. It was painful enough the first time.
no changes would do it
how dreary and uninterseting it was for me.
well written, excellent character development
I can't fault the craftsmanship. Rawling is an excellent writer. I simply didnt getexcited about a
book about tragic sosial issues . Think Theodore Driser meets mini Peyton Place. I was spoiled
by Harry Potter and brought those expectations to this book.
Maybe, but I'd probably like to know if it was a little less depressing
It was actually what I expected, no surprises
The performance was allright..consistent with the tenor of the book
No, I really don't need more information on these people
This book had no redeemable characters. I would never want to meet any of them. This book might actually make for a good mini-series, but as a book to read, these people were ugly inside and out.
Unlike the Potter series where you cared about a lot of the characters, in this book you kinda wish they'd all go away.