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.
I am a Registered Veterinary Technician I have always read books of all categories I enjoy listening while I do yard work or am driving
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.
Tom Hollander did a great job, J.K. Rowling delivered a flat story that will leave me waiting for reviews for future books.
Meh. Didn't feel connection with any of the characters.
I saw that the reviews were only so-so about this book, but I wanted to listen to JK Rowling's writing again, because the writing for HP was so good. Unfortunately, there just wasn't anything in this story to keep me interested. I stopped after a couple of hours.
People in Antartica for five years with nothing else to listen to.
Is this book in a gendra???
Bewildered, betrayed, sadness, pity. (for me for wasting time waiting for it to get good)
She should stick with what she knows.
To be honest I didn't finish this book... It was hard to listen to, and I just didn't get sucked into it like I usually do with a good book.
I LOVE HARRY POTTER!!!! I think that is why this wasn't my favorite... I'm still stuck in Harry Potter world.
I was a little disappointed with all the F-words that were used. I know JK is trying to hit more of an adult crowd, but there is more than one way to do that, and THAT MUCH swearing isn't necessary to captivate my attention.
Actually I did listen to it twice already.
It relates so well to the social and economical life in every community.