I tried, but I couldn't like this book. Might have been better to read it. Relentlessly precocious childlike voices annoy me. It's an unusual story, hence two credits, but I was so aware of the adult logic and sophistication behind the cuteness of Jacks narration, that it felt hopelessly mawkish to me.
Normally I wouldn't comment if I didn't like the book, but reviews often drive my selection, and if you don't like movies with wise little kids speaking quasi-adult dialog,give it a pass.
I can't add much to all of the reviews here, except to say a heartfelt thank you to Mr. Johnson and Mr. Guidall for a truly enjoyable experience. I've read many of the Walt Longmire mysteries and have enjoyed them all, but this one was somehow darn near perfect in my opinion.
This was a "wild card" download for me. The title has been languishing in my wish list for some time and the premise looked interesting. I found the story,( which is really a collection of stories woven together), fascinating and frequently very moving. I appreciated the different messages- of tolerance, redemption, human fraility, loyalty, forgiveness but the deeper themes don't detract from an all around good read. If you are looking for something completely different, here's your book.
I was flowing along, listening to the story, the jungle, the "mission". The narration was fine. The set up looked promising... Slow, but promising. Then, well, somebody might have snacked on the mushrooms! This just got silly I tried to stay connected with the story and the author. Searching for the "Wonder", I found not much more than: "Huh"?
I don't regret listening to this. I do wish I had that credit back though.
I enjoyed this book a lot. For some reson it reminded me of The Great Santini, which I read years ago and loved. I found the precarious balance between the mother and father facinating and all too common. However, It was easy to care about all these people. The story provided an interesting view of another time , and kept me engaged and entertaind for, um, how many hours was that?
I'm a Nesbo fan. Have been from the first. I also think Robin Sachs is a great narrator. I am often guided by my fellow listener's reviews, and therefore didn't download Nemesis after reading...."tragic" "worst narrator in all of audible" and a number of equally heated condemnations of Thor Knai"s efforts for many months.
But now, having listened to it, I wonder if these reviews were written by Mr. Sach's kids? Whatever happened to "I prefer Mr. Sach's narration, but Mr. Knai is good also"? I suspect that Knai may have pronounced the unfamiliar words more accurately. But I could deal with that.
I loved the book. The story rules, as always, Mr. Nesbo. You are inventive, suprising and a heck of a lot of fun to listen to.
I honestly don't know if I'm just tired of him, or if he's tired of us. I've read nearly all of the AD stories, usually enjoyed them, but Victims seemed unfocused and predictable to me. Rich woman calls about kitty up a tree? Come on! I like these characters but would like them to "grow" a little. Robyn keeps cutting the same piece of Rosewood, Milo eats junk food....I didn't understand the apparent shame at the ending either. Why not gratitude? Guess I'll take a break for a while.
Mr. King is a true story teller. I have read or listened to nearly all, if not all of his books and feel a kind of personal gratitude to him for many hours of enjoyment. Craig Wasson does a great job. All in all, another seamless, fascinating, exciting gift from the King.
No fair! 2 days before credits, and you release the new JLB. King of the simile, a writer so good you can smell the bait on the dock and feel the heat of the sand through the soles of your shoes. Mr. Burke is a true master, and Mr. Patton is perfect every time.
I resisted the impulse to buy it (without credits) for about 3 seconds.
In short, you had me at James Lee Burke.
Excellent story telling. Great narration. I love Michael Connelly's books, and his reccomendation of this author contributed to my decision to buy The Snowman. The story is complicated - full of twists and unexpected turns. Characters have a lot of depth. I'll listen to more Jo Nesbo.
Good story, told well. I appreciate the other reviews, because I might never have bought this without them.
No axes to grind, no hidden agendas, clean and well written. Thanks.
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