Reading the synopsis of this book, I wasn't really interested in this book, sounded like and overdone plot, but the reviews convinced me to give it a try.
I loved this Book, the emotion that the author manages to portray made me fall in love with the characters. Kyle and Nell grew up together and them falling in love and dating was inevitable, when Kyle dies, Nell is plagued by grief and guilt. She meets Coltan, Kyle's older brother, at the the funeral and they seem to have a connection. They meet again a couple of years later and they are drawn to each other as they understand each others pain. This sounds simple and like something you've read before, but the author manages to make it fresh and the use of specific words so you get emotionally involved with the characters. The dialogue between the characters was so well done, that you understood them better and their perspective to the world. I liked that she developed the characters and they formed a bond and they continue to struggle with their emotions, there was no quick fix which made it more realistic somehow.
I really enjoyed this story and the two narrators did the book justice. I loved the song at the end of the book.
Okay I just don't see what the buzz about this book is all about, it's not even close to the league of FSOG and the Crossfire series. Book is well written but the story is mediocre, I didn't find the sex scenes all that hot. I think you can skip this one, I can't remember the main characters names that's how forgettable this book was.
I got totally hooked that I listened to the whole series in 3 day, probably would have listened in a day if I didn't have work.
Shane East as Ethan Blackstone was incredible, oh my I completely fell in love. I will listen to this audiobook over and over. The books are so beautifully written, the story is fast paced and some hot sex scenes. Loved it.
I had so many laugh out loud moments in this book, it was so intelligently written, I raced through it. I bought this book and a week later Amazon dropped the price:( which I was not impressed by but the book is so good that it was worth it.
Okay back to the review, there are so many crazy, insane moments that this book felt real and somehow within the craziness you identify with the characters. You become vested in the characters and you feel they are a family member you know. This book is about second chances about love and life. It also have some serious moments but this is a great book.
Wow. Its been a while since I've listened to a book that's made me cry so much. This is a beautiful story, where lines between right and wrong are blurred. This book was real and you felt the emotions of the characters - they were so real to me. I would definitely recommend this book, it's worth your money/credit.
Okay I must say what a book? Yes I totally loved the first half of this beautiful, super crazy and funny book then the second half of the book had some very weird and random events that I was left slightly disappointed. The ending was so rushed that I felt the author brought up issues and then didn't bother to bring them together. This book is so great that I would have read 150 more pages, there was no need to rush it. That being said this is worth your money/credit. I thought it was very clever that the story was told from the daughter's perspective and made me love Bernadette more because of this. I laughed so much with this book and the level of crazy that happens you will recommend this book to all your friends so you can discuss it. The narration was spot on and captured the essence of every character. Bea and Bernadette have a beautiful relationship that amongst all the craziness, it's very heart warming.
So when I went to watch this movie, I saw it was based on a novel by Matthew quick, I'd previously never heard of this author. I enjoyed the movie thoroughly so I decided to get the book. Needless to say the movie and the book a quite different from each other but I loved this book.
Firstly the message Pat is trying to live by, he wants to be a better person to try get back his wife Nicky so he "practices to be kind and not right" as he puts it and believes in silver linings as long as he practice to be kind and not right. Of course life is not perfect and we cannot control other people actions. Pat tries to re-connect with his father and visits "the best therapist in the world" while he tries to piece his life together after being in a mental facility. If Pat is crazy then Victoria is more crazy but her heart in a good place. I loved the message and theme for this book; being positive, kind and hope that every chapter you read you are continuously hopeful that Pat can get better and his silver lining will come.
Secondly since I watched the movie before reading the book I was a little surprised by the narration. The narrator sounded a little slow (mentally), though the character suffers from a mental disorder (bipolar syndrome) he is not slow nor suffers from a low IQ. So at first I was slightly surprised, but I soon got over this and the narrator drew me to the story and when it was over, it felt too soon. This book is definitely a repeat listen for me, and I recommend it because the book gives you hope and makes you a believer in silver linings.
Oh where do I begin, Ms Messenger was absolutely brilliant with her narration and capturing each character. I'm a die hard Jane Austin fan; I've read Pride and Prejudice at least every year, watched every movie production and this is my first audiobook. I think Emma does a brilliant job capturing the essence of all the characters, she has a great dramatic flare that make you fall in love with this story all over again.
The book has drama, romance and comedy, I think people forget that the book has a comedic element and the narrator captures this and I was truly entertained listening to this version of Pride and Prejudice.
Yes, the heroine I've very strong and the narration is well done.
Yes I really got caught up in this story quite quickly, it's really easy to get into the story as the characters are so strong, interesting and distinct.
This story is about the prince who wants to prove himself as a future leader for his island and he soon get his chance but of course this come with conditions. He must marry soon. Enter our heroine, who lives a little on the dangerous side of life and her luck soon runs out. I loved the love story and how the characters grow together. This book is definitely worth listening to and the story develops quickly with enough angst without being too much.
Read my Imagination
Elizabeth as she is still very strong and her personality remained true to the original character.
This may be a little more edgy compared to the original book but if you've always wondered what ever happened to Elizabeth and Darcy this book is probably one of the best that captures your imagination and makes you believe in the story. I've read quite a number of these continuation stories and this one is by far the best one. I didn't much care for Jane and Bingley's story line though, but other than that this is a great book and very entertaining.
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