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I didn't read the print version.
Matt was my favorite character. It was so easy to fall in love with his spontaneous behavior and his mischievous doings :)
Also Matt. It was very funny to hear the way he talked.
Not really. I started it because I wanted to know what happened to Jonas, from "the Giver", and I was wondering how he was going to enter this plot, with Kira and all. I liked the book all in all, and I never expected the ending the way ti happened. I had a complete different picture in my mind.
I recommend it. It's a short, simple and straight to the point book.
This book is about the adventures and struggles of a mother of three autistic girls.
It presents some scientific facts, but it is not a scientific book.
If you have autistic kids or want to know more on what an autistic kid's parent's life is like, read this book. This book is different from the other ones because it is like I am reading from Kim Stagliano's diary itself. The experiences told here are so alive and full of humor and truth, because Kim is able to hook the readers in a witty way, and she tells the stories she and her family have gone through with such a positive view point that you have no choice but to love her. She also describes her married life and how this couple handles their every day situations (let's face it, it is not easy to raise three kids, let alone ones with autism).
So, if you want to laugh and have a real life situation view of life with autism, read this book. You won't regret it.
I already saw the movie, so I am sure the story is good. As for the narration? OH, MY GOSH! It sounds like this woman has some kind of egg in her mouth as she speaks. I just couldn't connect with the story because of her narration! SOOOO ANNOYING! I'm definitely buying the print version, but I am not listening to this narrator anymore.
But don't worry fellow listeners who are fans of the series. This person doesn't narrate the other books. I checked.
I had so many reasons to dislike this book. It was a real disappointment for me. I just kept going because I wanted to the what end V.R. had given to this amazing story(in the beginning). Below are some of the reasons why I didn't like it:
1st - not at all what I expected. For the end of a trilogy you want the grand finale to be really grand, magnificent, and it WASN'T! AT ALL! It was small and not creative. I would give it 1,5 stars because half way through the book I couldn't stop listening. I was curious about the end - and then, disappointed.
2nd - The author spent so much time making Tobias, my favorite character, whiny and petty, that I started disliking him. Tobias spent half the book crying whining about something pointless. In the first two books he was so strong, so confident... In this one he is so immature and so teenage like that I disliked him so many times I cannot even count.
3rd - TOO LONG! An abridged version could have done the job just fine.
4th - Too much contradiction for one book.
5th - Explanations given throughout the book + the end make me think that ALL the suffering was in vain because of the constant contradiction. Plain pointless.
6th - I know that sometimes you must kill off a character so there is more emotion to the plot and the story, but you don't kill off the main character and make it seem like the sacrifice was in vain.
7th - V.R. should have ended this book with Insurgent. Alliegiant didn't have a real reason to exist. If you get around to finishing the book you will see why.
I was a little reluctant to read this book, but as soon as I heard the movie was about to come out, I decided to give it a go. I do not regret it even a little bit.
The plot happens in a society where earthling have to fight for survival against aliens who are supposedly trying to destroy us, and the only way to win is by finding young army commanders who are brilliant enough and willing to save the world.
Here you will witness the struggle of a boy losing his childhood to become a dependable and competent commander.
If you like war strategies + aliens + gifted children + mind games! this is the book for you.
Once I started I just couldn't put it down. I had to finish it.
This book was written 20 years ago or so, and it is still so updated, so brilliant that it will put a strong impression in your mind.
There is just one thing that makes me confused: it seems to me that OSC wrote the continuation of this series, but also wrote other books in between later. How do I know this? I read other audible reviewers. At the end of this book OSC doesn't give much detail about Ender and what happened right after the bugger war. It looks like he did write about it, but not in the Ender series. I will look it up and I will certainly continue reading this amazing series.
I like connecting with books in a way that allows me to cry or laugh with the narrator.
If you like touching books about orphans who are struggling to find their place in the world, you will probably like this book, and cry with it too. It is very real and easy to connect with. I recommend it.
The tittle was very attractive to me, but I don't like books in which the story is narrated all the way through. I like to connect with the author, the narrator and the characters, but here I couldn't find space for that and I just couldn't finish it.
It might have been a good story, but I guess I'll never know
Even though this is a children's book, I am a 35-year old adult who loved it!
Chris' performance is even better (if possible) than the one in his first book. 5 well deserved stars!
This being the second and a continuation to the story, I kind of expected it to be similar to the first. It is a continuation to the story, but it is so much better, there are so many adventures, and some of the characters even had personal growth.
It was very nice to see Alex and Connor grow into these great teens who are already seeking for their life career's.
There are character's from the first one who you will miss, but you will be delighted to hear about the new ones too.
I wish I could have finished it in one sitting. This book is frontier fun for the whole family.
If you want something fun to do with the kids, I'd recommend listening to this book with them. To tell you the truth, I still keep thinking about it. Nice job, Chris Colfer! Waiting anxiously for the next one now.
When I picked out this book I thought I was going to listen to a book about brain development, or how to potentialize the baby brain development, but instead I got a book about brain, personality and emotional intelligence development.
The first thing you have to consider before going through this book it that you MUST keep an open mind. Why? Because many of the popular beliefs new parents think are right are SO WRONG according to this book. Example? Remember those moms who puts headphones on their bellies so their yet to be born babies can listen to Mozart to boost their brains? Well, Dr. Medina says they are unnecessary.
If you are one of those parent who think DVDs will help their kids get smarter, this book is so NOT for you. Like I said, he contradicts many popular beliefs and some people who strongly believe in them might not finish this book.
Dr. Medina brings some common concepts we take for granted to the light of science and he explains what style of parenting would be more beneficial for parents to raise a happy and smart child.
This is brought to you with a high dose of fun and laughter. You will constantly find yourself thinking about things you do - right or wrong - and laugh out loud with this book.
I highly recommend this book to any parent who wants to get the most of parenting.
Funny, Witty, Fabulous!!! This book deals with so many controversial issues and at the same time it gets to be funny and smart. It took me a long time to start listening to it, but when I started, I didn't want to stop.
This is a teenage book, but it is not meant only for teens. If you are a parent of a clinically depressed child, you should definitely listen to this book. It gets to be so accurate that it makes me think the authors have lived this kind of experience. This book also touches the “being gay” subject, as well as falling in love. Very diversified.
I can't compare this book to any other, but I can compare the writing style. John Green is witty, hilarious and so insightful! I think this is like his mark! Something you can't miss when you read one of his books.
The narrators? SOOOOO Perfect! Their performance of the characters, their singing! OMG! Loved it!
I truly recommend this book to anyone who wants to laugh out loud of the jokes, and also to the people who’d like to learn more about depression, and more of what goes inside the teenage head.
Of course, I would! Diana managed to get me involved throughout the 45 or more hours! I did not see many events coming!!!
Diana Gabaldon included - as she usually does - elements of culture, religion, research, love, passion, romance, misery, investigation, witchcraft, sex! If you like mixed elements in one single story, this is the book for you.
Although it is a long book, I did not feel like I was being dragged through it. It was immensely enjoyable to listen to Voyager! And all the events are related, so if you feel like skipping some parts, don't!
One thing, though: if you decide to read / listen to this book, make sure you read the others. The author links the history contained in all the books, so you have to pay attention, and keep your memory sharp.
Only Outlander, the first one from the series! Unforgettable!
She is marvelous!!! I couldn't imagine anyone else performing this story but her! Her performance is fantastic!
Jamie, Jamie, Jamie!
The negative reviews concerning this book are untruthful. Rad it, better yet, listen it. I loved it, and hope you will!
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