Junot Diaz is a wonderful writer who gives a strong voice to Dominican culture. He writes about a world I've not experienced, but it rings true. The stories are sad and funny, mean and generous, and to hear Diaz read them himself is a special treat.
This is an engrossing and darkly moody mystery, very well narrated. Several surprising turns of event, and interesting characters. I will read more of Black's books, for sure.
I was very happy to discover Laura Lippman. She is an excellent writer, tells a good story, and sends an intelligent message. Easy reading. Not intellectual, but a real pleasure. The narrator was very good.
I had forgotten what a bad writer Nelson DeMille is. he spins a good yarn, lots of suspense, but after a couple of hours i couldn't stand hearing "she informed me," "I advised him," etc., all in the misguided attempt to avoid "I said" (which isn't even noticeable and moves a story along), I gave up. There are other aspects to his bad writing, which i won't list, except to say that he writes the same book over and over, longer and longer.
The narration was fine.
I found the ending unsatisfying.
Haven't listened to others.
No. but they were very good performers here. I would definitely listen to more books narrated by either of them.
Very funny. No.
As a story about a psychopath and her victims, it was very engrossing, but the story fell apart for me when, at the end, the book became a version of "No Exit."
fascinating, horrifying, long.
I can't say this was likable story. The medical/scientific history was the most interesting. The human story was very disturbing.
I don't think i have heard other performances by these people, but i would be happy to. they were very good.
Several moments, especially those about Henrietta's incarcerated daughter.
I'm very glad to have listened to this book. Tho it was awfully long, and at times terribly painful to read about, it was full of history and human interest.
The narration was fine but the story was boring and slow and i stopped listening about halfway through.
I don't know what you mean by "this genre." Historical fiction? Lifeboat stories?
The performance was fine.
i loved learning about the country. Full of nature raw and open spaces and interesting people and places. made me want to go there very badly. also enjoyed Bryson's sense of humor.
All the encounters with nature.
i like hearing the author's voice, even tho i'm not crazy about Bryson's.
i would not make a film about it.
Always Spencer's humor is the best part.
no extreme reaction. but i laughed a lot.
I wish Parker were still alive. i very much enjoy his books and i've been listening to the Spencer series in order. i will be very sad when i'm finished.
Waugh is a wonderful writer but this was an ordeal to listen to. obvious from the beginning and way too long.
it is Kate Atkinson,
he's a good narrator.
not really, except the idea.
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