OMG!!! I'm sorry I even had to give this disasater of a book one star to write a review of
it I love a small town story, but this is beyond awful. If you are having trouble falling asleep, give this one a listen. You'll be snoozing in no time! I tried listening in my car, but was afraid I'd fall asleep at the wheel!! Wish I could get my money back on this one. Couldn't even force myself to get through the first part. A BIG UGH (followed by a BIG YAWN).
This book had a somewhat interesting plot line and is written in the first person, but it's not a true story. I guess if you are a parent, you can identify with what kind of emotions and problems would occur when your child is accused of a murder. The book is wwaaaayyyyyy too long and tedious in places - particularly in some courtroom exchanges. The questions asked by the attorneys about minute little details regarding knives, etc. that have nothing to do with the story cause you to lose interest - and practically put you to sleep. I found myself saying out loud more than once: "Just move on already!". The book could probably be about 1/2 its length and still tell the story. It wouldn't improve the story line, though, which is just mediocre and - for the most part - mostly unbelievable. I can neither recommend nor not recommend. It depends whether you have 15 hours of your life you don't care if you never get back.
I forced myself to listen to half the book, but had to abandon it. It started out cute and interesting enough, but the turns the story took were just too weird and couldn't keep my attention. I can't recomment this one.
This is a good listen, and a book in Grisham's usual twisty-turny legal fashion. Overall, the story is good and keeps your attention with plenty of legal maneuverings to consider. Overall, I found the book to be a bit long, and there were bits and pieces that had no bearing on the story which could have been left out, and there were also pieces left unclosed at the end of the story. That said, I would recommend the book. Excellent performance.
Save your time and money on this one. This audio book is 8+ hours long. The story is way toooooooooo long and is very boring. There are no twists or turns, just a long drawn out story, which isn't very interesting past the first chapter. The depiction of Amish life is incorrect and the narrator was as irritating as anyone could possibly be. When doing the voice of the 18 year old young woman, she talked like a little girl of 5 years old with a lisp, and a really bad German accent. No 18 year old young Amish woman would sound like that! It's annoying after one hour, but after 8, it's torture! Additionally, there's not much of a story line and there are things thrown into the book that pay no bearing at all on the story. The worst part is - wait for it - after 8 LONG HOURS of listening and forcing myself to finish listening to the entire thing - there is no ending! It's one of those weird endings that leaves it up to your imagination. Are you kidding me??? After listening to that narrator for 8 hours?? UGH. Spare yourself. Move on to another selection..... unless you feel you need to punish yourself for something.
I was really looking forward to listening to this book. I was terribly disappointed. It was not at all what I expected. There is no real story here - just a loosely woven yarh around what is a very clinical outline and description of how service dogs (in particular, this one named Tuesday) are trained, and some facts about dog personalities. The narrator is incredibly monotone making an already boring book even worse. Save your time and money on this. It won't be what you are expecting, at all - sorry to say.
Predictable story. Easy listening for a beach or car ride. Nothing that makes you think or wonder what's next, but an enjoyable yarn. I wouldn't recommend it as a page turner, but it was light and entertaining.
Most. Boring. Book. Ever. And Hoda's narration is awful. She speaks way too fast and is monotone. The stories were far too "sugar bowl". Not for me. I dont' recommend it.
Save your money and your time with this book. It is not at all what you would expect it to be from the title or the narrative about the book. It's more of an autobiography fromthis doctor - his career and family - and an explanation of what he recalls from deep within his psyche while being in a coma - and the physical and mental after-affects. NOWHERE in the book did he ever talk about the hereafter or having been there - only what his injured brain conjured up while he was asleep. And some of his descriptions are beyond ludicrous. I'm a religious person, but I had to force myself to listen to the entire thing. Just awful.
Although some of the ideas is this book have psychological merit, the segments were obviously written before the age of technology that we are in now. No one has the ability to simply clean off their desk at the end of the day, or to do one task at a time with nothing else on their agenda. Those days are gone. Survival now depends on multi-tasking and the 8-hour work day no longer exists. Totally outdated. Save your money.
I'm glad I only paid $3.00 for this book. The story was predictable from page 1 - a storyline like a made for TV Hallmark movie - sickeningly sweet, except for the one sex scene which was so overplayed. Life is not like that. What made it worse was the narrator was terrible. Over-pronouncing words and speaking in a slow and deliberate tone - like a librarian would do to a group of children at story hour. It was painful to listen to. The book was just okay. I don't recommend it.
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