I read the original factual account of the Andes story ("Alive" by Piers Paul Read) when I was a teenager and never forgot the story. As an adult revisiting the amaziing story of the survival of the 16 young men trapped in the Andes mountain was well worth my time. The essence of this book for me is that through time and healing, Nando Parrado has reflected on everything that happened in those mountains and turned his experience into a positive message from which the entire world can benefit.
I really didn't like this book. It is not the typical creepy or supernatural book and that is okay, I have liked it when Stephen King has strayed from his "norm". The characters, as always, are very well developed and in depth for the most part. However, I felt like I was reading a movie script versus a novel. The serial killer was strange, but not really believable. The twists of fate and last minute save the day scenarios were predictable. I'm sorry Mr. King, while I would not say it is a bad book, it simply wasn't your best. If you are a Stephen King fan and even if you are not, the book is worth the read, but again, not his best work.
I love this series! The story is masterfully written as always. But why in the blue blazes would you change narrators in the middle of the series and especially to this narrator? He makes Repairman Jack sound like a cheap New York joke.
Light reading and very entertaining. This book was enough to make me want to try the whole Repairman Jack series.
This book should have been titled "Get A Clue - It Will Happen to You". Whether or not you are a prepper, I would recommend reading this book. If you are a prepper it will strengthen and expand your knowledge. If you are not a prepper, the book is entertaining if not a bit technical at times. Well read, well written. Worth the credit.
I listened for about two hours into this book and simply became so bored I quit listening. The concept is good, or at least I thought it sounded good from other reviewed. However, I just didn't care about the characters. Without that, who can care about the book? I regret spending the credit.
I was hooked from beginning to end. As with all of Mr. King's books, I actually felt I knew the characters because they were so well written. This book was very interesting. I was not only entertained, I leared a few things. In the past, I have not always been happy with the end of Mr. King's novels. However, I was absolutely thrilled with the ending of this novel --- bitter sweet writing at it's best.
The story is beyond amazing, it is a real eye opener. The emotion the book evokes as you listen runs from laughter to pure anger, tears to fears, desolation to hope ... but above all you will find yourself examining how you preceive and treat fellow humans .... black, white or purple. This is worth beyond a mere credit. Do not miss listening to this book. Your risk missing out on a chance to grow as a compassionate and understanding human. A personal thank you to Miss Kathryn Stockett for writing this book and for the narrators who bring the book alive. Well done!
I would highly recommend this audio novel for the story line itself. The bonus is the narrator! The characters are so well written, that you wish they were you friends. Instead of a fictional novel you are so engrossed in the characters that the story just sort of happens. Well worth the read --- don't miss the great audio book.
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