The male character sounded like he had a stuffy nose and it got under my skin!
As for the actual book: Maybe I would have enjoyed this more if I hadn't already read My Sister's Keeper. Same format and same sort of controversial court case. The characters were all the same!!! I mean, it was even with 2 girls. Couldn't she have made the child a boy or something? Good grief.
This was yet another book that pulled me in and made me feel like I really knew the characters. That is, until the end came near. I don't think the ending was bad at all - it just seemed to come out of nowhere and it didn't match the rest of the book.
But the narrator is AMAZING. She was able to switch between accents very well and it helped me to follow the characters. I'm so glad I chose to listen to this instead of reading it!
I feel like this book has sparked something within me. Maybe it has just interested me because I never new about this roundup and it makes me want to learn more. Polly's reading was so beautiful and it helped that she knew how to pronounce the french words (which I would've butchered in my head if I actually read it). The actual plot and ending weren't amazing, but I still think it was good enough to keep my interest throughout the entire book. I'm definitely glad that I listened to this and I don't think I'll ever forget it.
I'm so glad that the story was written so beautifully. Because of this, I breezed through listening to this and felt compelled to fit it in whenever I had free time. The narration is really bad, though. One of the worst ones I've listened to! The author actually sounds really bored in some spots that should, instead, be emotional. And for a while, I thought the doctor was a woman because Genova doesn't change her voice or tone at all between characters. She should stick to writing.
I found myself spacing off during most of Tolstoy's tangents and war segments. And after I'd realized I spaced off, I didn't bother rewinding because I knew it didn't matter.
I ended up only listening to the very few parts that involved REAL characters (ie Natasha, Pierre, Maria...). I HAD to finish it because I've never given up on a book. AND I was hoping the ending would be a reward. Well, it wasn't. It just ended in the middle of nowhere.
60 hours of my life gone. And I can't get them back!!!
At first, I felt it was a bit difficult to get into the story because of the accents that the narrators have. I couldn't tell which one was talking at times.
But after getting used to it, things flowed so easily! I listened to this at the gym and got so lost in the story at times. I found myself not wanting to finish and couldn't wait to get back into it. The story is very suspenseful and exciting while still being very insightful and deep. The character development is amazing and I fell in love with every single one. I'd definitely recommend this audiobook and might even listen to it again!
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