The book kept my attention but it was hardly a "can't put it down" audiobook for me. The writing was very good and I found the characters interesting but somehow something was just lacking. Loved the narrator - I am a sucker for British accents.
This book is the biggest waste of time. What could've been a great tale with a wonderful cast of characters slowly lumbers to be one of the biggest snores of the year. When it ended I was so disappointed, and shocked because it was so sudden, yet elated to be done with this horrible little town.
the characters are well painted for the listener.
There is a sense of constant futility. There are no heros, no seers, just weak, limited and confused non entities. The charecters many flaws, become a comedy of errors.
I've never read anything else like it. I still am not sure what i think of it.
The boys in the cave.
Rawling can write. I hope she tries again.
Great rhythm and quality.
Boredome as it took too long to get past the foundational character development .
After 5 hours I realized I didn't care about any of the detailed characters and their stories were just depressing I stopped listening .
It took a little while to get used to which character was which, but probably no more than it would have in the written version.
J.K. Rowling's ability to paint a picture of the character, the town, the scene.
The scene where Parminder lays into Howard Mollison, telling him (finally) exactly what she thinks, in front of the entire council.
Yes, but it would give away the ending, so I won't tell.
JK Rowling should stick to writing childrens books because this book is dumb and boring. I had to force myself to get through it. I am glad that I had a credit to purchase this book because I would have been pissed off otherwise. Don't read it. It's terrible.
I picked this book for my book club group. I thought for sure JK would have a hit. Unfortunately, it was just so boring. I actually took a break and listened to another book, then went back to this one, read a few more chapters, and then I finally just gave up. I couldn't find a plot (I made it about half way thru), the characters were well developing, but there were so many, and it just didn't seem to go anywhere. I have never, ever, not been able to finish a book. I gave it my hardest, but I just couldn't do it. I actually picked a new title for my Book Club group (since no one else had started it yet). Do not waste your money, nor your credit on this book. I am so disappointed. I wish I could get my credit back!
The narrator is very good and does well to change his voice for each character. The story just never gets interesting to me. All the people have dire circumstances in their lives and it is very dark. I just didn't care for it. I loved Harry Potter so I was hoping to be captured from the first page. I finally stopped listening a third of the way through. Maybe it gets better but I am not in the mood to keep listening right now.
No not really.
This is the worst book I have ever listened too!! I read quite a lot so that says something. This is a very depressing book, with its characters being unmemorable as well. I did not make it through the first half of the book.
I would be very slow to listen to any other book Rowlings puts out. Apparently the Harry Potter books were unique.
I do not feel this book holds any merit.
It would be hard for me to recomend this book as I felt it was hard to follow until you were into it.
I feel that there were to many different avenues to follow and it really did not lend it self to the title.
The reader was what kept me interested as I knew who was speaking and where they were coming from.