I've listened to all of Nicholas Sparks' books. And they can be a bit sappy, and hapily ever after and that is ok. But this one dragged on forEVER. So many details we didn't need to hear, especially when the character switched to the "villian" husband. It's as if Mr Sparks ran out of things to write, but needed to fill the pages for some reason. He would have done better to write "very, very, very," over and over, rather than the lunatic rantings that we had to endure.
The narrator was ok thru most of it, but she often mixed her accents and had the North Carolina people talking with the Dorchester, MA accents. Also her inflections with the character Jo were so over the top emotional, that is was comical and I had to adjust my volume. The opposite for Katie, the main character. She was flat. Boring and I couldn't understand why ANYONE would have fallen in love with her, much less FIGHT over her. And the "twist" at the end was really silly...really.
Anyhoo. It entertained me slightly on a long flight and I finished it, so I'll give it 3 stars.
I thought it told the real story of the events, based on years and years of research
Some of the ways the media lied and people just completely accepted it as truth. (shouldn't be a surprise, I guess)
Strange question for this book, isn't it?
Made me feel for the people, want to know how they are today.
Yes, I thought the narrators were amazing. The female narrator switched her tone about halfway through and was like listening to a completely different person, just like the character.
The complete change in personality of the characters.
Amazing narration, the kept me completely listening.
I know it was supposed to be an erotic novel, but the sex scenes were so ridiculously over the top that I wanted to stab myself in the face. I was driving when I listened so I couldn't do that.
Something with a plot.
Jill Redfield WAS a good narrator. Not her fault the book was the worst book I ever read. It made 50 Shades seem worthy of a Pulitzer prize for fiction
Anyone that was breathing.
The writer should be encouraged to have as much sex as she makes the characters have, and then let's see if she survives to write more trash.
I didn't read the print version, but Sean Schemmel is the single best narrator EVER. He MADE this book soooo much funnier. I don't know if Justin Halpern picked him specifically, but he was PERFECT
I Suck At Girls, same narrator, same author, and almost as funny.
He did so many HILARIOUS voices, it was like listening to 10 people read this
Pretty much everytime the dad spoke, I was moved to tears.....of LAUGHTER.
Just simple little stories, but told with hilarious insights gained thru the years.
Obviously Sh*t my dad says. I wouldn't compare to David Sedaris, though I can see why people do, it's a different style.
The dad! But also the friend from little league. OMG that part had my husband and I laughing so hard we nearly crashed the car.
in the top 20
The Help or The Kitchen House. Taking place in the South...time pieces.
Her relationship with Olette
Oletta. I loved her character
It was a really great listen. Not my favorite genre, but the story kept my attention and the narrator was soooo wonderful to listen to.
the interesting portrayal of OCD and that I really wasn't sure where t was going to end.
The creepy factor.....I was surprised alot, I liked that.
The story was ridiculous. I didn't like a single person. But what was the worst part was the narrator. She had The. Most. Stacatto. Voice. Ever. and it DROVE. ME. CRAZY.
Hated this book. Didn't finish it.
Not write it
Her voice was AWFUL. Every. Word. Was. Like. A. Sentence.
The authors ability to describe scenes and emotions so incredibly well.
The relationship between Edgar and Almondine, the emotions I felt, the lessons about love and choice and how it touched me so deeply. I love this book and will buy a hardcopy to have forever, so I can revisit it.
Edgar, Almondine and Henry were all wonderfully portrayed. The narrator was terrific, bringing life to every character, including the dogs.
No. Not at all. As wonderful as it was, and as much as I absolutely loved it, there were parts of this novel that were so incredibly painful to listen to that I had to stop it a few times. I never sobbed like I did reading this book. I couldn't even TALK about it without crying. It's so incredibly poignant, and at the end of one chapter in particular, told by Almondine, I become so unraveled I was unable to drive home from work for a while.
Best book EVER!
i couldn't wait to listen. I loved the characters. the surprises. Such an amazing and exciting story. Narrator was ok, but she was annoying with the way she said Squirrel and Alive. She was too old to play Katniss and after the 3rd book in the series, I found her portrayal of Katniss made me almost want to kill Katniss myself.
But the story was great.
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