Having listened to and loving Sara Gruen's "Water for Elephants" I was excited to listen to "Ape House". Alas, it was just OK for me. I was not drawn in to the story as I was in WfE. The ending left me feeling like there should have been more to it. If you haven't listened to Water for Elephants you might like this one more than I did.
The author had a wonderful way of painting word pictures. Phrasing was delightful. It drew me into the story.
I haven't read a book I could compare to it. I really felt like this could have been a true story. Like I was listening to a real person talk about his life.
Haven't listened to Mr. MacKenzie before. His delivery seems rather slow at first, but as the story progresses it becomes endearing. Good character delivery.
Couldn't think of a better name for it.
Really like listening to history through the eyes of an actual person. Loved it.
One of the best books I've listened to so far.
My favorite character in this book is Colonel Graham. I'd like him to be on my side like he was on Sophia's.
I liked Rosalyn's performance of Jimmy most of all. I got a great mental picture of him.
I cried towards the end....don't want to give anything away.
Great listen. Loved it. Hated to have it end. I'll listen to it again. Love the narration. Made me want to check into my ancestry.
Alessandro Juliani did an awesome job as narrator of this story. That being said, my impression of this book is that there were long periods of boredom sprinkled with some mildly interesting bits and ending with more boredom. I listened to the whole book hoping it would have a point. If it did, I missed it.
This book is narrated by Howie Mandel himself and sounding more like he's sitting in front of you having a conversation. It gave me some insight into what goes on in the mind of someone with OCD. I am impressed that Howie has done so well considering the hurdles he's had to deal with. You will be too.
Kathryn Stockett has done an amazing job. I was drawn into the story by her excellent descriptions and captivated by the powerful characters in this story. The narration is amazing also. I could actually "see" the story unfold as I listened. I loved it.
The premise was good, but the story, narration, and characters never delivered. I found it boring. I listened to the entire book hoping it would go somewhere, anywhere, but it didn't. Probably would make a good bedtime story...don't listen while you're driving.
I am very disappointed in the abridged version of this book. The editing is nothing more than a hack job. The heart and soul have been ripped out of it. I am desperate to find the unabridged version narrated by Davina Porter. I agree with others who don't like the narration. I cannot even listen to the rest of it.
I loved this book from beginning to end. Great listen.
This was my first listen from Audible. My husband and I both agree that Koontz is overly wordy but paints a good mental picture. The story line was interesting if not weird at times and the characters were well portrayed. The end was definitely too long and weird. The reader is great! I'll definitely look for more books read by him.
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