Yes. It combines a coming of age mystery filled with some really sad moments, some happy times, humor, and the struggle of a family to come to terms with rape and the laws that tied their hands. It also gave a glimpse in to the lives of Native Americans and how they have been discriminated over the years. The characters were so varied and different and they were all developed and weaved through the story. This was not one of those books where you guessed what happened next at every turn, and that's a good thing. The story was both fresh and poignant and the narrator made it even better.
The birthday gift from Sonja to Mushim (and I listened to the audio version so I doubt that I've spelled his name correctly); I really didn't see that one coming, and even more memorable is how Sonja spilled her story out to Joe in a way that had a very strong impact on both of them.
I feel his voice and accent were perfect for this book. I feel this Native American narrator did a wonderful job, absolutely wonderful.
I loved how the whole community stuck together, taking care of one another.
I liked how there were several little stories that for the most part all came together at the end. It starts out being the story of Joe's family and the terrible tragedy that occurs in their lives and how they react to it, but continues on to pull in the stories of those in their community, their family and friends. The end was sad and I think the book could have ended sooner without adding that part, but, in a way it continued how the four friends stuck together through many life changing events; they were always there for one another. This was a good use of a credit. The story brought to the reader Native American culture, and, how they are treated unfairly by discrimination and laws but keep strong to their heritage. I liked the side stories that brought out culture and history.
book 2 was not as good
Loved his performance!
Well worth a credit. This was a good listen.
Fast paced, lots of twists and turns. Enjoyed the narrator.
The last fight scene on the alien ship.
I liked how he seems so comfortable with all the characters and he's just natural sounding. Love his voice.
Mike Talbot of course,
I put off reading this book because of some of the reviews and the description but I'm glad I gave it a chance, I enjoyed it.
I rated it as I did not because it's close to one of the best audio books I've listened to, but, it's not one where I could find any major flaws. I moved fast, explanations where in place, if anything even remotely bad can be said it's that at times things just "fell in to place" a little too conveinently.
Don't have any one most memorablel moment...
No, but, he was a good narrator.
No extreme reactions. I did laugh quite a bit, and, got a little teary eyed once or twice, but all in all it was a pretty even tempered book.
I liked the way folks just seemed to be at the right place at the right time when the story began. This may not have been my most favorite audio book, but, it was very enjoyable and things ended nicely; well, kind of... it was worth the credit as far as I'm concerned.
Simply the best
Mariam of course. I was interesting to follow her life from a young girl living in poverty through her troubled life filled with sacrifices.
Not that I can remember, but, her narration was, in my opionion, one of the best.
The ultimate sacrifice that one wife gave to the other.
One of the best audio books I've ever listened to, bar none.
yes, for those who like the supernatural.
I liked how the characters developed from Blue's poor but psychic family to the collection of Raven boys.
Not that I can remember, but, he was very enjoyable; I liked the tone and accent of his voice.
Yes. It help my attention to the point where I HAD to find out what happened next.
The only thing, in my opinion that kept this from being a five star was that there was just a little too much jumping around; not enough to spoil the enjoyment of the book, but, enough where I had to re-listen to a few areas to make sense of it. Still all in all a very good, enjoyable book.
Too darn LONG.
Prepare for a long ride.
Most of the book went pretty fast, some parts just dragged on and on and on and all the skipping around got a little confusing at times. I had to go back and listen again...all in all it was worth the credit, but, if I had the printed version I probably would not have finished it, at least not for a long time.
I really found most of it dragging on and on...it's just not what I expected.
Narration was good. Young sounding voice made it easy to believe he was Odd.
Disappointment and a sense of .... when will this end!
Well, I'm glad I purchased it, I had to find out for myself, but, I felt a lot of disappointment and a sense that it was not the standard I'm used to finding in a Dean Koontz novel. Still, I'm glad I found out for myself, I bought it before any reviews had been written just because I'm such a big fan, but, had I waited for the reviews I prob. would not have purchased it quite yet or even not at all. I hate to waste time and money and this was close to doing both. Not so bad as to call it a total waste of time, but, not the quality I expected, and I'm sorry for that. I would still purchase future novels by Mr. Koontz hoping that old magic will return.
No, mostly boring
No, mostly boring.
The first descriptions of the circus
Wasted credit and time in my opinion.
Love the author, love the previous books, but just can't get in to this one...I keep listening hoping that it will pick up...
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