I think people who can get past big chunks of uninteresting parts in a book might find this book good.
I never finished the book, and considering I don't really have to go to any amount of effort to listen to an audio book, it kinda shows that either it's a boring book, or it really wasn't for me. I think it just took too long to cut to the chase, I think I was about 3 hours in and nothing interesting had happened yet.
The narration was good, the voices seemed like they matched the characters.
Disappointment; I had read a few reviews in favour of the book and a few people being ridiculous about their distain for some explicit parts in the book. So the fact that I didn't actually see any constructive criticism gave me the idea that the book would at least be "listen-to-able"; but alas it wasn't.
No probably not, unless I forgot their names and didn't realise they were connected to this book.
All of it, I don't usually go for the one star score, but this book deserved it. Okay, here we go.. This book was worse than the twilight series.. Probably not worse than 50 shades, but that was written by a stupid little girl with no writing experience. But yes, this book is so predictable and so cliche, why are vampires books so lame these days?
I felt like her accent was fake, and if it isn't, then it just sounded really bad. She also didn't react with the correct feeling in voice for certain parts.
I don't want to sound like "one of those people", seriously I don't usually leave this bad of a review, but I'm going to say all of it.. Just the main character was so dumb, you're listening to it and the whole time, thinking: "okay don't do that.." "Ahh don't be so stupid.." "Okay she seriously isn't going to be dumb enough to.. Okay she is."
If you are truly board and you like some cheap drama, dictated to you with a bad southern accent, than this book might just be for you.
Yes I would, the story was brilliant and it was very well told. Over the days of listening to it I had a sort of want to be elligant just like saiori. This book really captivated me.
Learning about the ways of traditional Geisha was very memorable and so was the rest of the story, I won't post any spoilers though.
No I haven't, but she is a very skilled voice actor when she is repeating parts that others have said; men, old woman and little children, she has this remarkable way of changing her voice so that it sounds as you would imagine those characters to sound and if doesn't sound as if she is putting on a voice.
A moment in the book brought tears to my eyes from happiness, and there were several parts that made me laugh.
I have never seen the memoirs of a geisha movie, but even if it is only 10% as good as the book is, I know it will be an amazing movie. This book is truly fantastic, it is one of those wonderful books that stays with you long after you have stopped reading (or listening in this case) even now that it's over I know I'll still be thinking about it often for days to come.
Well seeing as it is only my second, probably 2nd (to World War Z). But in all the books I have read it's up there with the top ones, I will definitely listen to it again.
Four was probably my favourite character, he had more than one layer of personality. As well as Eric, for a bad character he was pretty awesome, and more than meets the.. Ears?
Her voice captured emotion very well, she also had a raspy voice if she needed to, had a chuckle if she needed to, and so on. It made it very easy to lose yourself in the story.
A few, but I won't put any spoilers in my review.
This is a pretty awesome book, I listened to it in almost 2 sittings. It does remind me of hunger games a bit, but it is still very different, and there is no stupid love triangle. The story idea is great! Different factions, with different types of people, I love the concept. It is also very well written, I look forward to reading the next book. Seriously you won't regret getting it.
The portrayal of the different characters was so good, they all had correct accents and emotions. This definitely added a lot to the book.
All of it.
This book is amazing, the whole story is so well researched and in depth. I would recommend this to anyone who likes intelligent and captivating books. The audio for this book just added that extra something to the story, each voice was perfectly suited to its character. I will definitely listen to this again some time.
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