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.
Holds your attention. Many twists and turns. It's not a realistic story, but keeps your mind rolling along.
This one had me from the beginning. Good story, holds your interest, and tugs at lots of different emotions. Great narration! The narrator really grabs the personalities of each person. High recommend if you are not looking for anything "deep". Worth the time.
This book was 16+ hours of listening. There wasn't much of a story. It was sort of like a very predictable Made-for-TV movie story, but drawn out wayyyyyyyyy toooooooo looooong. The characters are predictabl, as is the plot. The narrator was so-so. More than once I kept thinking I can't wait for this book to finish. I'd say skip this one. Not worth the time commitment. It would be an okay as a quick beach listen if it was 2 or 3 hours.
This is a cute story, but the book is way too long and goes into details about non-consequential events and people. Just page filler. The narrator did an okay job, but she tended to make some people talk way too slowly, making them sound almost borderline abnormal. Can't say I'd recommend either the book or the narrator. A couple of times I thought of not finishing it. The ending was a bit of a let down after listening for so long.... I think you can easily skip this one.
Skip this one. Stupid, stupid, stupid. It felt like SIX YEARS just trying to force myself through to the end. Ridiculous. If I could rate it 0 stars, I would.
This is possibly the worst book ever written. It’s like a bad fairy tale on drugs. It’s completely non-sensical, and isn’t even interesting. Not to mention that it’s wwaaaayyyyy tooooooo looooonnnnggg. I can’t believe I made it all the way through to the end. It was only by sheer determination, but its 10+ hours of my life I’ll never get back. The ONLY redeeming qualities were the artful writing and the performance of the narrator, but the story is totally ridiculous and the ending is beyond ridiculous. Save your money and time on this one.
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.
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