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I listen to my books driving long distances and exercising. If a book is boring or the narrator is bad, I cannot listen to it. I have to have something keep me from falling asleep as motion makes me drowsy. This book kept me wide awake and very interested for 4 1/2 hours straight, until I reached my destination! This isn't a politically slanted book. Many people do not know that Bill O'Reilly is in the Kennedy family. As he says in the introduction (and he does great narrating the book), he has a unique view of the events and years leading up to JFK's demise. He does not prop conspiracy theories at all. It is a very factual book with loads of information that are true and merely history lessons, as well as new information that he says has never been made public. He had discovered new information in his research for the book with someone else. It was easy to picture in my mind, the events that Bill writes about. I felt like I was right there watching JFK and his family go through each milestone.
Not good for an audible book. Too many characters and non related families to keep track of without the actual book to look back on. Plus it's in a British accent, which makes it even more difficult to keep up with who and where and what with 5 different families.
Buy the book instead if the story intrigues you. It is like a Stephen King novel, 1000 pages of introductions to 5 different families in the early 19th century, before anything gets interesting and exciting = FALL ASLEEP at the wheel!
NO! The author gives WAY to much detail on things not needed. It gets so annoying I wanted to scream at the author. For example, you have to hear the reader describe the pattern of underwear someone is wearing and there isn't even a need to let us know the character IS wearing underwear at that time to picture the scene. The story is too descriptive and goes into detail about the relationships of the 10 main characters in the story. It doesn't go into a lot of detail at all about the epidemic outside this small community or about the flu strain and it's symptoms. It became very boring and I was stuck listening to it just to kill time.
Him trying to do a female voice is quite annoying, almost unbearable to listen to. He gives too many long pauses and his style is the same in every book he narrates, that I can't enjoy any book he reads now.
too many to give-but the main one is the scene where the neighbors family is found dead, killed by the neighborhood infiltrators. At least take the part out about the small children being found killed. The characters lack so much emotion that you can't just all of the sudden throw the worst thing in the world at the reader near the end of the book, babies murdered, when there has been no dramatic scenes or emotions in the first 3/4s of the book!
I will also tell you that the relationship between the husband and wife is weird. You go into so much detail about everything, but I am still unable to understand their relationship. They don't act very loving except for some weird, lets get busy in the bed, scenes. They seem cold and annoyed with each other the whole time except when the author tries to make them love each other.
If you like books that are more descriptive than eventful and intriguing to listen to, then this is your book. If you get annoyed easily at nonsensical crap, then stay away!
No, unless they want to read it and are very sexual and like to read about young girls being seduced by older men.
It's porn, I didn't realize it was porn so I can't answer this question appropriately. I would definitely say that he should have made Anna OLDER since the male character is in his late twenties. It makes the porn scenes even more dirty feeling because she is so young and non experienced.
The voice is not good for narrating audible books. Find another career. Sorry, but seriously, it is horrible and I almost can't bear to listen to her voice. When she lowers her voice to imitate a man's voice, Christian's, it is so repulsive. I can't believe this was recorded like with this narrator. Someone should be fired for that choice. I listen to a ton of audible books because I travel for work. I would think that these publishers would take into account that buyers are going to be listening to this voice for hours on end. If the voice is bad, the buyer won't listen to it anymore. I won't be able to buy and listen to the next two books solely because of this narrator.
I have been picturing Natalie Portman as Anastasia Steele and Kate Hudson as Catherine Cavanaugh. I can't picture anyone yet for Christian.
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