I would recommend this book to friends who like deep, complex literary works.
I love the deeply personal accounts of all the characters' histories, and the hidden explanations of their personalities.
I like all the characters, although I had a hard time getting into Aomame's character due to the soft spoken voice of the narrator. However, she did end up being my favorite character after all.
In all honesty I'm only halfway through the book, but the connection of the two moons seems to send a message about the story that I really appreciate. I'm really excited about the second half!
Like I've already said, I'm only halfway through the book. At this point I absolutely love the book. Today on the way home, as traffic crawled through town, I didn't even notice that I got home 1/2 hr later as usual. It is that good. It took a while to get to that point, but I'm there! I also have to say that in general I like books that I can miss a few minutes without having to rewind for missing something important. This is one of those.
I loved the topic of the book. At times I thought I would turn if off, and stop listening, but it was so intriguing that after a few minutes I would turn it right back on. I also liked the characters, the time period depiction, and the historical undertones.
Maybe some of Diana Gabaldon's books, similarly there were many parts in her series addressing women's lives in different times of the past, childbirth, daily struggles, stuff like that.
I have never listened to Terry Donnelly before, but she is awesome! She did a good job with the period's English (as much as I can tell), and the various characters' voices. I loved the way she did Axie's friend, Greta's voice, who is a German immigrant. I would listen to more audiobooks narrated by Terry Donnelly.
I highly recommend this book. At times I couldn't believe how little has changed in the leading topic of the book, namely women's rights regarding abortion. It was riveting and also scary. The main character was great, I really liked her, and ultimately the end of the story was good. I was grateful for this, because from the beginning the story just had this black cloud over it. You'll know what I mean when you listen to it! I think this book would be a terrific choice for a book club.
It's up at the top. I haven't listened to a whole lot of audiobooks yet, but I just finished Born To Run yesterday, and today I started it over again. That says something, right? (PS. So far I've given high ratings in my reviews to pretty much everything I'd listened to. The reason behind this is that I spend a lot of time looking for the audiobooks, and if I don't like something I don't even finish it.)
The final race. The narration of the race takes up the last hour of the audiobook. That hour just flew by!
Sanders gave a voice to even the non-talkative Tarahumara. I can't quite explain what I mean by this, you'll just have to hear it for yourself. I would listen to Fred Sanders again, he has a very pleasant voice and does a great job reading throughout the whole book.
It definitely made me laugh. It also made me think about things I've never even considered before. It made me feel nostalgic for something I have never even experienced.
I don't know why I'd waited so long to read this book. Probably because of the subject, as I'm not terribly interested in running or ultramarathons. I do love a good human triumph story, and this fits the bill. I got involved on a level I had not expected.
This is an awesome series in the otherwise crowded and overdone zombie subgenre. I love the fact that so far Rowland has been able to keep her books steadily good.
I can't help but love Angel, especially as she continues to go through serious self-improvement. I also love Dr. Duplessis (sp?) for his continued show of humanity towards our little white trash heroine.
No, I have not, but am considering revisiting the first two white trash zombie books just to hear McLemore's performance. (I've read those books, but they were good enough that it would be worth a listen as well. Fun!)
Rowland nailed the title. No tag line needed.
I stumbled upon the white trash zombie series without looking for a zombie book, and was very pleasantly surprised. If you're in the mood for some fun, interesting, and well-done light listening, try this series.
The story was fast paced, the characters are well drawn.
There are quite a few.
Janan Raouf was able to convey the various characters as well as the various speaking voices the characters had (accented, spoken loud, or just transmitted between each other).
Not quite, but I was always looking forward to my daily commute.
Recommended! This is a smart chick lit with SF and historical elements.
The performance is great!
Dan Brown is not a great writer. He's just OK. He created an interesting (albeit flat) character with an interesting background. Unfortunately he always has to take it too far with the end-of-the-world stuff in his stories. Too dramatic and unbelievable. It does make it enjoyable. Pure ear candy.
Sienna. I'm always amazed at how well some performers pull off opposite sex characters.
"Robert Langdon saves the world. Again."
I'm not all the way through, but this is a typical Dan Brown book. Fun, light, summer read/listen. Brown's writing style works for audio, because if you miss something you can be sure someone in the story will recap it for you pretty soon. Great book to listen to during your daily commute.
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