I was disappointed in the quality of the narration of this book. The voices were just weird, and the narration included a lot of pauses where it didn't make sense to have a pause. Also there was one place where there was clearly an editing mishap, when the narrator said, "Let's go back to..."
The story itself was somewhat contrived. I wanted to see a little more growth in the characters. I hated seeing them always at each other's throats. Not everyone deals with anger and frustration the same way and it would have been nice to see a little more variability in the characters. Also There were some loose ends that were just left hanging.
On a positive note, Annie's frustration and loneliness was well portrayed and seemed appropriate for her character.
If you decide to read this book, i highly recommend skipping the audio. You will probably like it much better that way.
The story itself was riveting although the subject matter was dark. The ending was unsatisfactory. The narration of the dialog was pretty bad, although the non-dialog narration was good.
I love my annual visit with Mma Ramotswe and this was no disappointment. Themes of kindness, friendship, and honesty are a mainstay in this series.
This audio Bible makes me want to listen every day. I also like the introductions to each book. Very good.
I love Father Tim, his love of poetry and famous quotes, his love for his wife and the boys that came his way, and his love for God and his parishioners.
When Father Tim and Cynthia went up on the mountain for a day of private worship, and several people were already there waiting for him.
John McDonough's reading makes it all come to life. I especially loved his singing in this book--and I usually don't like singing in audio books.
Yes, I might have missed something the first time. I'd like to understand this story better.
This is an important book for understanding race relations in the US--for both last century and this one. Also the writing is masterful. Every scene is so well described--the sites, the smells--that you feel like you are really there.
This was such a difficult book in that there was so much conflict. I guess I would have to choose the scenes with Mary as my favorite. She was such a breath of fresh air compared to everyone else in the book.
When the narrator found out what was in the letter of introduction sent with him from his college to New York.
Joe Morton's performance is outstanding. This is a difficult book but his reading made it come alive, made me root for the main character, and made me want to hear the rest of the story.
I was disappointed that this was truly an abridged version of the "Abridgement" published by William Golding. The book isn't that long. Read the whole thing.
The Cookie Jar mysteries are more of an escape for me. If you call mindless entertainment time well spent then you might answer this question yes. Let's just say this is my alternative to reality tv.
I will probably HAVE to read the next one given the announcement on the last page.
I didn't like the way she made Barbara Donnelly's character sound so young and stupid. Granted she had a brain injury but in past books her character was described as middle-aged and very competent and the performance didn't bring that out at all. That could partly be the writing as well.
I might be inspired to try a few of the recipes.
There were some mistakes in the story--some timing difficulties that I can't get into without a spoiler. The mystery was really easy to solve and I was often (in my mind) begging Hannah to have more of an open mind. Hannah is supposed to be smarter than that. BUT I do love her anyway and keep coming back to this series. Sometimes I just need a mental break and these books definitely provide that.
This faith based story set in a charming small town held the appeal for me. However I had problems following the timing of some of the action. There were flashbacks that I didn't know were flashbacks until later in the story. At the end we skip from Good Friday to Sunday with apparently no Saturday. These kinds of problems spoiled an otherwise sweet story for me.
I liked this book enough that I'm willing to try the second in this series.
It was ok. Not memorable but not terrible either.
I might because I like stories like this
This book was on a list of recommended reading for fans of Jan Karon's Mitford series. There is actually a reference to that series in this book. I did enjoy the apparent sincerity of faith of the characters. This is a good "Sunday afternoon" listen.
If I could understand any of the words
I will finish David Copperfield
I don't know
Since I can't understand the words, it's hard to say
Don't buy this one without listening to the sample to see if it's been fixed
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