of deep suppression of human emotional needs - it takes Italy to birth the inappropriate love afair and the beauty of the English countryside to nurture it to maturity...beautifully wrtten and narrated.
I loved this book - laugh out loud funny, with quirky characters and enough twist and turns to keep you listening. The only thing I didn't like about the book is the title - what an embarrassing thing for others to see you listening to on your iphone....
This book is entertaining - I often am able to pull clever, well written young adult fiction into my adult fiction list and enjoy the hell out of them. This book was much more difficult to do so - relying heavily on sarcastic, teenage humor and relationships.
If you are a teenager - you will like this book. If you are an adult looking to a bit of fun...I'd look for another book that won't have you rolling your eyes.
Rae is a no-nonsense down to earth practical person who is the kind of dependable, practical girl you hope to have as a friend. She looks for nothing more exciting than discovering a new recipe or a good book.
But her bloodline and destiny collide. Rae never loses character - even when vampires are surrounding her, blood is dripping both on her and from her...she observes the practical details, retains the rye sense of humor, and gives us a clear picture of what would happen to the mind of a "normal" person forced into the un-natural world of deep magic and vampire duals. Wonderful book!
I loved this story and thought Neil Gaiman's reading added a great deal to my enjoyment of the story. I disagree hardily with those who found otherwise.
I am very particular about my readers and thought he did an amazing job. If you like quirky, imaginative, funny and heartwarming tales - this one is for you!!
I've read all of Diana Gabaldon's previous books in this series and would rate them all 5 star both for the intense, detailed writing by Diana and the incredible reading of Davina Porter - but that stopped with this book. The characters have no depth - the addition of music is distracting and adds nothing. The books skips from here to there leaving vast amounts of information absent. I miss my Claire, my Jamie, my Ian...who are these empty flat strangers? A classic case of a series that has gone on too long!!! With great disappointment - I would have traveled the distance with them where ever they had landed but this is the last disappointing voyage for me on this series.
Yes the narrator has changed, and yes, I miss Roy Dotrice. We went through so much together. If truth be told, it took me a while to get used to Mr. Dotrice's voice - now much missed. But John Lee is very good - it's just hard to not hear the same inflections in the voices of my old friends.
The writing is suburb, the storyline complicated and wonderfully rich. Don't miss this book - a wonderful addition to an incredible series!
Amazing stories of a pre-WWII animal doctor dealing with the country people deep in the English countryside. If you love animals, if you love unique interesting people and have a sense of humor you will love this book - narration is perfection.
Writen by the master - I like her Earthsea series better but the characters here are wonderful - the plot fasinating if a little hard to follow at times.
learn about the life of the rich artist and his gifted muse...the writing feels like a meditation that is rich with the fabric of the past and colored with emotion felt deep and betrayal done wiht such disregard and misunderstanding...but ending in the beauty of the painting...Girl with a Pearl Earring.
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