The narrators' inflection on the charactors, the engaging investigation, and the progress of the story was very good. Loved the repore between scott, maggie, and the officer lady at the end.
Yes, it kept building up tempo right after the charactors were introduced in the beginning, and you wanted to just keep reading, or listening. You wanted to see Scott make it, and you wanted to see Maggie make it, all the while there were so many obstacles.
Scott, & Maggie, followed by his K9 Superior,who was tough as nails, but just all bark and no bite!
I didn't cry, but came close as I had a lump in my throat a couple times. I am a GerShep lover for all my life, my folks have always had a Shepherd, and then I have had 2 since being married. Wonderful, smart dogs!
One heck of a good book.. I would love to read more like this one! If you don't beleive me, read some reviews and judge for yourself. You won't feel bad for spending the money, its a good one.. and I look forward to listening to the audiobook a year from now.
I love the audio- can't compare to print. But will say it just draws you in, and you cant stop. Long too.. so good value for the money.. you get your money's worth!!!
This was sci-fi, time travel, but A Prayer for Owen Meany, by John Irving, where the story draws you in.. and you can't stop listening, or reading, where you can't wait to find out what happens next. The story is incredible with rich discriptions of the past, and identify with the charactors actions and reactions.
The dialect, inflection, the action, the love between the two characters.. the feeling-when they dance... wow.
George's (Jake) love for Sadie, and the connection between the two. The memories of the past- wow- of being a little one, and remembering the Woolworths, the parking meters, the drive inns, the little changes we take for granted today.. it was fun reliving the past when I could relate, to the political environment that I lived thru, my parents, the impact of Kennedy's death, and the reactions by my own parents.. I lived thru it.. and later much more with Bobby Kennedy. Sure makes you think.. what if?
Just Read It! Its not a scare your pants off Stephen King... its the edge of sci-fi with time travel.. but along for the ride.. what a journey.. wow.
Well done story arc, good characters. However, there are a lot of frustrating errors.. No proofreaders available? Even listening to the audio, there are grammatical mistakes. Was the author saving money? It shows.
The set up for the main character owning a dog was a waste. Less buildup, and add more chapters to Lee doing his mission.
Capt. Lee and Jack.
Why waste my time answering this? (for a book review) It's being filmed in Wimingotn, N.C.We are seeing proof of how huge the internet is, with a book going from digital media, and then to movie rights to be on the big screen.
It follows the standard zombie apocalypse genre. I have read or listened to a dozen books. I give the narrator a high rating, he's very good to listen to. The story is very sound and well done descriptively by the author. I am disappointed that the book was short in length (8 hrs), and would have liked it doubled for the price.I don't want to own a trilogy of books for $50 that could end up as a $3.95 bargain day buy in a year.
I will wait till reviews come out for it,or it goes on sale. I know that the second half is coming, but if it covers mostly what has already been fleshed out in the comics, it feels like , been there, done that just like part one.(this one)
Further development of Woodbury, with Lily and the Gov , but disappointed in that they covered mostly Michonne's retribution to the Gov.... and least to Rick and Glenn.
Yes, but fell short of my expectations, the novel could have been longer and gave more chapters describing the people of the prison, the closeness to Woodbury, and tension building.
Right near the top.. it touches you, and causes you to think about how people deal with cancer day in and day out, and how maddening , frustrating and bewildering it can be.
I think when Hazel Grace and "gus"- August went to see the author, left and went to see the hiding place of Anne Frank. I really smiled when Hazel read the facebook page when she saw all the posts, sympathizing, and wishing well, etc... and not giving away any thing.. but just how that fits in the world.. how people act like they are right there, yet they havn't been around for ? year or years, and they are just trying to make themselves feel better, but only make the griever feel worse.I loved this book.
Hazel, and the author to her fav. book,Peter van Houghton, an important part to the story later on.. and the connection between Hazel and Gus, and the parents.
Yes, I grabbed my Kindle every chance I got to continue with it.. it was that good.
Yes, there is sadness, but it causes you to come into touch with our own mortality, and others around us. It was a very good book. I wish they would make it into a movie. I want to re-listen to it again. It was worth every cent , and woudn't hesitate to tell others that should read it.
How Tina can make you smile, or laugh but not turn you off with expletives, or putting people down. She talks about her life, some of the shiny moments, and those that happened, but she never let them keep her down. Its definately a good book to enjoy.. you can read a chapter, and return to it in a week, and not be upset that you forgot something from before. A great audio book for a road trip with spouse, or we found with our teenage kids.
There were many, but think the point where she was so exhausted filming "30 Rock," planning her daughters birthday party, and filming SNL... and Oprah asks her if she's spread herself a tad to slim.. its great.. we all do things like that.Or where she lets some people unmentioned that have jars of urine in there offices!
DUH- No brainer- Sarah Palin!
15 minutes of fame that people won't forget.
I never realized how she had been a writer for SNL, long before Lorne Michael put her in front of the camera, and how her career took off with the comedy team of her and Amy Poeller and doing politics (Sarah Palin). And of course how much 30 Rock was enjoyed by millions.
Yes, I enjoyed the audio presentation.
It brought back memories from when I saw the movie at the drive in...I still can think of the strong performances of the actors like Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, and Jon Voight. Now that I heard the audiobook, I can see where they got some of that passion. A very good book, moving, and spellbinding.
I found a few chapters that got mired down in description, which I could have easily turned the page if I had read the book.
The overwhelming action sequences where they are in the river, fighting for thier lives in canoes grabs a hold of you, and makes you feel just like you are on the riverbank viewing all this.
I would reccomend the Zombie Fallout series first.. this one is good when it goes on sale.
It was good, got a tad bit longish near the end.. going a bit wierder after * spoiler* the main characters wife dies. It all ties together for a complete ending.
It had a good storyline.
Mike's paranormal vision, and the love between him and his wife.
Excellant job narrating!
Yes, but not award winning or anything.
Lasting-Imaginitive-Consuming. A heck of a well spun story- coming of age for two boys who grew up together and stayed best friends thier entire lives, finding thier place in this world, and the love they have for each other, yet not in a homosexual way. It leaves you with the question, was Owen a false profit, misguided, yet beleived he was. Owen on the other hand grows up like so many others, just getting buy, and finds his placement in the world. So much to this book. I am awestruck.
Hester. I think she would have been fun.
THe1/3 was just building the charactors, but as you got to know them, and thier personalities, you want to read more. Then you get hooked, and thirst for more.
It really is a great & wonderful book, how it ties together. Impressive how well done John Irving did on this book. I never tought I would like it, it wasn't in my genre, but I am impressed, and came away happy I took the time to read it. I would reccomend it to anyone, and it was well worth the money. It is a must read, and rightfully belongs in the "not to be missed", or "won't be sorry for buying this selection" files!!!
4.1 to.4.5 Its not because I am a war buff, I am not.. but I was intrigued with the rich imagery, the charactor developement, and the politics behind the war. It just holds so much that its been weeks since finishing, and I still think about things that I experienced growing up. My brothers were much older, and one went to Vietnam while I was still just beginning gradeschool.. The experiences I remember, the anti war,, and pro= pride for America, in the schools, the upbringing about the color barriers, and its these imiges that bring back many memories for my childhood... It brings back those memories from reading the book.
Its not just about the enemy.. its more than that. THe polititians that kept the war going, and the racial barrier that was there.. fighting for a hill, than meant relativly nothing.
I remember the "All in the Family" craze, my dad loving Archie Bunker who was such a bigot.. and Lionel Jefferson, telling him he wanted to be an "E-lectrical Engineer".. and now I realize.. how Lional reacted much the way he wanted whites to see him.. but behind people like thier backs, how stupid and ignorant the old school whites were.. The blacks were fighting a war at home, they wanted their equal rights.
Or course this story isn't about All in the family.. its about the tension.. the blood, the sweat, the frustration.. how many of these lads went in with ideals, or some not knowing what they wanted to do, or the ones that were drafted.. and came out of Vietnam hating how they were used, mamed, injured, torn, or the ones that died for no apparent reason.
Its just an excellant work. I recommend it, for stirring up feelings or anger, sadness, and wonderment of how these men carried on.. how each day seemed so long, just for them to get their call of duty over with.
Excellant Narrator... By the 1/3 of the book, or audio, you begin to care about the Marines of Bravo company.. you begin to immerse yourself into the mud, and heat right along with them.. your throat becomes dry.. the smell of your body rotting, the lack of sleep. Wonderful story telling.
Indeed. It grips you.
There is harsh language.. its not flowery. It is told in the perspective of what these lads encountered- daily.
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