The novel is more depressing than I expected. The Narrators were not true to their character.
Overall , not her best work and not my favorite listening experience
They did not seem connected to their characters
It took me till chapter 25-30 before I started to like this book. For me, the characters seemed unrelatable- but that's just me I'm sure. I caught the big final twist way back when Joseph was hospitalized and it bothered me from that point on, but at least in the end it was covered. I guess I just wasn't as surprised by the plot twist as I hoped to be. I do feel that the side story- Anya's story- was essential and in the first 25 chapters it was the only reason I kept going. I would still recommend this book but only if you don't have anything else in mind to listen to.
this book goes on and on way too long with detail so gruesome I had to fast forward it through some. also goes on and on with boring detail. after all that, the ending was disappointing and did not wrap up all of the plot. it had a fantasy side plot that was silly and just drug everything out longer.
No, the narrators sounded like they were in different rooms not responding to one another. This is a problem that audiobook editors seem not to get when listening to the performance, I tried listening, but had to give up.
Just another narrator, there are a number of really poor narrator's. I speak from experience I've purchased over 200 books. It is just amazing that whoever puts the audiobooks together do such a poor job with narrators!
This held my attention throughout. Well written, descriptive, and one of Judys best. She weaves a story that has twists and turns until the end.
Having read a boat-load of murder mysteries, thrillers and suspense novels, I am always pleased when an author surprises me with an ending that I had not anticipated. The topic of this book is an extremely sensitive one and it was a tad too long...chapters could have been removed without distroying the message. But I still very much enjoyed it . I particularly enjoyed Sage's breadmaking description. Delightful. The narrator is excellent...not too over-the-top!
Minka's story was so vivid and compelling I found myself laughing with her, crying with her, and hanging on every tense moment of her internment. Really liked this book!
The narration of this story is PERFECT. This is one story that is completely enhanced by the narration. The story is amazing, but the narration is perfect. You can't stop listening. Each of the characters in the story are portrayed impeccably.