I'm not a huge chick-lit fan, but decided to listen to this book based on other's reviews as well as to try something different from my usual thriller/mystery novel. I wasn't disappointed at all. The narrator is fantastic and did a wonderful job with this novel. The story itself is lighthearted and amusing and completely relatable to the average woman out there. I found myself laughing outloud several times, nervous for the heroine in uncomfortable situations, and sad during the more trying ones. I would definitely recommend this book to others, would listen again, and was so sad when it was over. A great listen during my travels to work and back - I have to admit, I was happy when there was traffic!
This book grabbed me from the very beginning and held me until the end. I found myself listening in the car, the gym, and any free time in between. I'm not even a big zombie fan and thoroughly enjoyed myself. The narrator was perfect and the zombie story was a fascinating original twist...definitely sad when it ended!
I've listened to several of Tami Hoag's most recent books and they were great thrillers with a tiny bit of romance interspersed throughout. This book on the other hand, was a horrendously cheesy romance with a flimsy "thriller" plot. I almost didn't make it through. I should have paid better attention to reviews that said that it was a romance, but the overwhelming ratings were positive, so I thought I'd give it a shot. If you're expecting a thriller, don't waste your credit.
Also, the narrator's performance of Elizabeth was twangy and grating - for a heroine that was supposed to be an attractive woman with a voice of "sex and smoke" - she was anything but that...
I thought the narration was excellent in this book. I liked the premise of the novel, but the actual execution was too juvenile and unbelievable for my tastes.
No - I think this book wouldn't be enjoyed by someone in my age range.
No. Her narration was excellent.
Yes, it's left quite open ended.
This is one of the best books I've listened to since becoming an Audible member. The switch in narration between Amy and Nick kept you guessing and made you swing between loving and hating the characters. The story line is unique and dark and I would think about the novel long after I had shut if off for the day. This book grabs you from the very beginning and doesn't let go!
This story was abysmal. The heroine in this book is so unrealistic, I couldn't understand why the writer made a supposedly exceptionally smart person so robotic and socially unaware. Additionally the 'romance' is juvenile and difficult to listen to and the 'tense' moments of the thriller are pretty boring and cookie cutter. All around fail. I haven't finished the book yet, but I'm honestly so bored and disgusted that I might give up.
If she's not reading a southern or male accent, possibly. It was an alright performance, I think the book itself made me dislike her more than her actual performance.
There is no question, Ann Patchett's ability with the written word is certainly one to admire. This is the first book of her's that I have listened to or read and I picked it up on the recommendations of the other reviewers. However, all that being said, I was sorely disappointed by this book. These are the nicest terrorists I've ever heard of, the characters are unbelievable and over-dramatic, and the ending is abrupt and lame. It almost seemed like Ann got tired of writing and needed an easy out.
In my opinion, what started out with such promise simply fell flat. I thought Ann wrote beautiful descriptions and I enjoyed her style of writing, but this story was so unbelievable that I will probably never venture back to this author. Last note, the narrator's accents tried my patience here and there, but not enough to ruin the experience, especially considering the myriad of accents she had to cover (French, Spanish, Japanese, Russian).
I thought that this book was a perfectly paced drama with some hot scenes - perfect as a beach escape or something to take your mind off of traffic. This was my first Sandra Brown novel and I was pleasantly surprised; I tend to enjoy thriller/suspense novels from authors like Tess Gerritsen, Dean Koontz, Robin Cook, & Michael Crichton. I thought the narrator did an excellent job and I really enjoyed the story - be forewarned that this author verges more on the side of romance/erotica as there are some steamy scenes - but the writing is good and the plot is solid. I couldn't wait to get in my car every morning to hear what happened next! I'll be on the lookout for more Sandra Brown books.
I listened to this book after "A Dirty Job" - which is why I think I was a little disappointed. It was a fun book and I enjoy the narrator but found myself wandering a bit at times. Raised a Catholic, I thought this view of Jesus' childhood and young adult life was very entertaining and original. Those that are devout may find it to be insulting, but I thought it was a lighthearted and silly tale. Good for listening in traffic!
I was a huge Dean Koontz fan, but lately have found his books to be a little too unrealistic and sappy. This book would drag in some areas and I found myself wanting to listen to one of the story lines, but not that interested in the rest. The end was hokey and too supernatural for my tastes. I didn't care much for the narrator, I recently picked up another audiobook with him as the narrator and realized that he's probably part of the reason I didn't like this book that much. I felt it was a little slow to get into this book and I didn't feel particularly partial to any of the characters in the book. I did however enjoy the plot twist and overall enjoyed the experience, but wouldn't necessarily recommend this book to others nor listen to it a second time.
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