I loved this book, and the magical adventure that took the reader through time and space from deserts to big cities, and tied together several plot threads with finesse.
good story very well written but doesn't pick up till the last few chapters. I would recommend but you have to put the time in to get to the payoff.
General fiction, mystery & thrillers, epic fantasy, and paranormal: pure escapism!
Had trouble getting into this book... tried the audio version instead and was surprised to find I really enjoyed it! One of the cases where a good narrator makes a big difference!
well crafted and different from any book I have read before. The POV shifts fluidly between characters, and gives the story a feel of organic growth - it goes where it needs to at a pace of it's own choosing. very enjoyable and unique story.
I enjoy mysteries, science fiction, Stephen King, and some fantasy novels. Now and again I like a biography and a bit of history. No romance!
This book kept getting better and better. The further into it that I listened, more I enjoyed it. I was sad to reach the end. Filled with Wonderful, rich, characters in impossible circumstances, and yet the author and the reader bring them to life. I loved the performance and would gladly listen to him read other books. As for the author, she is new to me but I plan to locate other novels by her if any yet exist. I love the way this story takes New York City and populates it with the average and the unheard of. I highly recommend this.
Not a fan of George Guidall. He does a poor job as differentiating characters and lacks emotion queues. The story itself was set up for potential, but it's energy petered out to less than a fizzle near the end. The closing of the story was anticlimactic and highly disappointing.
I loved this story! I just couldn't stop listening! I didn't want it to end! Very entertaining story, wish she would write a sequel!
Terrific story and an outstanding performance. Mr Guidall's voice is perfect for the book.
The story telling moves slowly through the early parts, but is rewarding in the end.
Engaging, enchanting, entertaining.
My book group selected this book, so I didn't know what to expect. The story drew me in right away...just the fact that the golem was a "woman" was intriguing. The story reflects on many aspects of being human, control of others, taking responsibility. What I liked the best was the relationship between the golem & the jinni -- their growing encouragement and understanding of one another was both beautiful & surprisingly tender.
So well done, I didn't focus on how he was changing voices from men to women, was he dramatic enough or too much, etc. Excellent performance. Always struck the right note.
Because it was so long, no, but about half way through, I wanted to listen in one sitting.