This book was very engaging. It is a story that doesn't really have a beginning or an ending. It is one of those books that is just telling you a story about these peoples lives for a segment of time. I found myself involved in the characters very early on. The narrator did an excellent job with voices and emotions. The author told the story so well, you would almost believe it had really happened. It is a very interesting view on what life could be like in the event of a nuclear war. So different than other books written about post nuclear war. In a way, it was an uplifting story of human perserverence, and how life can and does go on. I enjoyed it. Not at all what I expected, but really good.
Rob shares stories and insights to
He shares the story of getting his start in
I LOVE that he took the time to read this book himself. It makes it so believable. And if it wasn't really a true biography, there's no WAY he would have read it. So it's nice to know you are
So much moved me in this book. It was so REAL. It takes a brave person to share all of the personal experiences and emotions that he shares in this book.
I want to thank Rob Lowe for writing this book! I haven't even followed his career closely. I was a huge fan as a teenage girl, as were most, but haven't even really known what he's been up to. After seeing him on Oprah, and seeing the way he spoke about the love of his life, his wife Cheryl, I had a new curiosity to find out what kind of man he grew up to be. I'd have to say,
Bahni Turpin is hands down my favorite narrator on Audible. I have others that I enjoy as well, but in my opinion, no one brings a story to life in quite the way she does. She is not just a story reader, but a true actress in the way she brings the characters to life. This is the second story I've listened to that she has narrated and all I can say is
The whole thing. It moved me from beginning to end. Makes my heart break and rejoice.
I listened to her narrate
This book has many sad and disturbing parts. If you are sensitive to foul language or sexual descriptions, do not read this book.
If not for the narrator, I would have given this book 5 stars. The story was very good. One of my favorite fantasy novels I've listened to.
My favorite character was Boy, the main character. Early on I began to route for him. The author does an excellent job of making you relate and feel everything he is going through. All though I must admit I quickly found myself a fan of Burrich and went on all of the emotional rollercoaster rides the author puts you through with him.
The performance of this book was VERY weak for me. I almost turned it off early on as the audio was so bad. It would go from loud to extremely quiet, to where you could hardly hear. That proves how good the book was, because I was involved in the story and decided to press on. Eventually I got used to the shoddy audio, and found myself lost in the story. The narrator does not do a good job at changing his voice, and several characters sounded the same. Often I wasn't sure at first who was saying what.
I listen to audio books in my car, and of course this one would be too long to listen to in one sitting. But I do admit that I couldn't wait to get back in my car so I could jump back in to the story!
Give this one a chance, despite the poor narration. You will eventually get used to it most likely. This story was very engaging and having just ended it a couple of days ago, I realize that I am disappointed knowing it has come to an end. I enjoyed spending time with these characters.
Fun, Lighthearted, Intriguing
I love the main character Amelia. She is strong, smart, and witty.
This was my first time listening to Barbara Rosenblat narrate, and I thought she did a really good job. She had unique voices for each character and had good inflection. I believe she put across the characters' intentions very well.
I did not expect this book to be so intriguing! When it started out I feared it was going to be flat and boring, but I kept listening and soon I found myself disappointed everytime I had to turn it off! I couldn't wait to get back to the story so I could find out what was going to happen next!
This was my first Elizabeth Peters book and am so glad it is the first in a series. I am looking forward to meeting up with these characters again soon!
I must confess I could not get all the way through this book. I wanted to like it, I was intrigued, but I could not understand all of what was going on. This one might be better read directly from the book (instead of listened to) or seen as a movie. After about 4 hours of listening, I just had to give up.
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