I've read the Wizard of Oz before and loved the movie as a child. Anne Hathaway's performance really brought it to life again. As much as I liked the Judy Garland movie, I hope one day there will be a movie that is closer to the original story by Baum. In the meantime I will listen to this book again!
This had me totally addicted! I couldn't stop listening.
It was marvellous to have the concurrent stories of Claire and Jamie, and Bri and Roger. And the return of some previous characters was very pleasing too.
Davina Porter does a great job voicing the characters; I can always tell who's speaking in an instant and her accents are great.
The story was so vivid that I almost felt like it was a movie. The story itself is pretty good, but where it really shines is in the character development.
I always enjoy female narrators more than male, I'm not sure if it's because I find females doing male voices much more convincing than the alternative, or if it's just that I'm female and so identify with it better... Either way the narration was very skilled: there were A LOT of characters to distinguish between and he did a very good job of it.
This is an interesting addition to the fantasy genre. Jane is something else both in personality and ability. I enjoyed the story, but I didn't *love* it. I did love Jane's character and Hvam's narration enough to listen to the second instalment.
I love the character development and the emotion that is packed into this tale. The discoveries that Jane makes about herself, the vampire world, and the way her relationships build are captivating.
I love Khristine Hvam's narration! Her accent is gorgeous and she adds just the right amount of harmony and sass when necessary.
This is an excellent book! It doesn't exactly weave a tale like some biographies might, and the way fiction books do, but I was totally sucked in and wanted to keep listening... Perhaps it is because it was written by Jenna Miscavige herself and it's true.
I imagine few of us would have a solid understanding of Scientology, but the truth is almost unbelievable.
I found the book hard to follow at first; the Scandinavian names were a bit foreign and didn't stick in my head, and there was not much distinction between one chapter (or one character's storyline) to the next, which switched quite frequently at the start... I probably would have benefitted from a little sound effect to signify the change.
Once past the beginning and getting the characters straight the story was intriguing and the characters cross paths and come together masterfully.
This essay is brief, salient and just a tad snarky. Stephen King is not anti-guns in general, he just exposes the truths about what they are, what they do and what really happens when you do or do not own them. He suggests a course of action that doesn't force Americans to give up their 'constitutional rights'.
The story was intriguing. I picked some of the plot points, but not all of them and enjoyed the twists.
The two main characters were both likeable and unlikeable; it was a bizarre feeling to mostly dislike the characters, but want to keep hearing their stories.
The author seems to have no idea what the word "literally" means. More than half the times it's used it's about something that is figurative... if those things were literal it would have been a more horrible and terrifying story. It bugged me so much that I wasn't sure I wanted to keep listening, but I persevered and was glad I did. That is the main reason I didn't give the book 5 stars all around.
I loved the first instalment of Pride & Prejudice and Zombies so much that I was sad when it finished. So, I was super excited to discover there was another one!
My only complaint is that it felt a bit inconsistent with some of the details in the first. For example, in the first book Elizabeth tells how her sister received some daggers for Christmas that she had wanted since she was 5 years old... In this book we discover that the girls were in their early-mid teens before they even thought about fighting vampires. I found a couple of things like that a bit irksome, but otherwise an excellent book with great character development.
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