Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth in book form kept me engrossed from start to finish. He's done it again! I haven't even finished listening to part 3 and I give this five stars. I thought I might regret getting the audiobook instead of the novel, but John Lee's narration brings it to life. When I stop listening and open my eyes, I'm almost surprised to see that I'm in the 21st century!
Thank you, Audible, for such a thoughtful gift. Merry Christmas to all! A longtime Canadian listener.
I really loved the first two parts of this book. The story showed me aspects of India that were surprising and delightful. Some parts were absolutely hilarious, and others were incredibly tragic. Part 3 onward just seemed to go on and on without contributing to the story. I would listen to the first two parts again, though. They were that good!
This was one of the best books I have read since My Sister's Keeper. All of the narrators bring the book to life. It's as if the maids are sitting with me and telling me their story. I was sorry when it was over, and hope to see more books by Kathryn Stockett.
After having been spoiled with such treasurers as Nineteen Minutes, The Pact and especially Her Sister's Keeper, Mercy was a big disappointment. If there was an abridged version (I didn't check), I should have taken it. It was almost like the Eveready Bunny - it kept going, and going and going...I had to look at the synopsis again to make sure I wasn't reading a Harlequin Romance! This was an earlier book, though, so I won't give up on her future books.
I usually liked Ludlum, but I couldn't get past the first download, and that says a lot because I rarely give up on a book. It was boring, too many plots and sub-plots. Just couldn't keep my attention. Perhaps paring it down by a few hours would have helped.
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