For those uninformed as I was...YA book, means Young Adult Book. Well Duh! Can you tell I don't text either?
I am not a young adult (55 yrs old), but I really enjoyed this book.
Do you want to be a Ranger or be the over glorified Warrior with the potential of being Knighted? At first look, most boys would choose the Knight.
This book is about each group. How the boys train, mature and learn life's lessons.
In the end we realize how they differ, but are each equally as important and respectable.
Actions speak louder than words (Titles).
No sex, no romance, but kept me interested the through out the whole book. I look forward to listening to the next in the series.
I have not read the other books in this series and I don't think there is a need to for this book.
It just seemed so long and drawn out. The narrator was great, the story was great, but maybe I could have listened to the abridged version (if there is one) and enjoyed it more.
This would make a great movie.
Narrator did a very good job.
The Gray Man is ex CIA and now a hired assassin with some morals. He is choosy as to what jobs he takes. The targets must be deserving of the deed.
The Gray Man still has some connections with former CIA members to help him out when absolutely needed.
The story reminds me of the "Die Hard" series or "Rambo". How much can the Gray Man handle? How much can his body be abused? Can he outwit his enemy because he is certainly outnumbered.
The Gray Man is a likable, lonely character. I think us ladies will find him attractive because he comes across as not only a "bad boy" but also has a soft side too.
I love reading books about dogs as long as it's a happy ending.
This is a sweet book. But as a seasoned dog rescue volunteer, there were parts in this book that drove me bonkers.
The attitude of a dog owner that dogs are free to come and go and choose whom to live with. They called this type of dog "A walk in". These dogs walk into your life and just as easily walk out of your life. Well, duh, if you don't ensure the fence is high enough and secure enough, yes a dog will wander. Not all dogs are velcro dogs. It is our responsibility to keep them safe.
The story is about taking a shelter dog home for the Christmas holiday and then returning afterward, if you haven't fell in love. Good ole' Dad was following the rules and insisting on bringing the dog back after Christmas, because that was the deal. Well, duh! Shelter dogs need homes. He didn't realize he could adopt the dog? Grrrr! Little things like that was the reason for only 3 stars.
But overall, the book kept my interest. The love of family and community was like "Mayberry". I wanted to give the special needs boy, Todd a hug. This is a feel good book, with an educational story about all the dogs in need of homes and what we all can do to help.
From the book (not audio) reviews, this is an excellent book. The 600 page book condensed to a 3 hour audio book is a total disappointment.
I think I've finally learned my lesson and will not listen to abridged books any more.
I suppose there was not enough time to really develop the characters. The family dynamic was there, but just passed over so you got the idea, but not enough to be really invested in them. I will read the book to do this author justice.
Narrator, Lynn Redgrave did a fine job.
A cute take on vampires, witches, and demons. Some are not as bad as we formerly thought.
Some unusual romance and family dynamics. (Can't we all just get along?)
The narrator does an excellent job of male and female voices, as well as accents. She makes it very easy to distinguish characters, just by her tones.
Be forewarned, this is a series and the end does leave you hanging and needing to listen to the next book to continue the story.
Kate Winslet did an excellent narration. But unfortunately I felt the story was drawn out. It started out interesting and I was drawn into the situation, but then on and on and on years go by with not much happening.
Teen vampire book. Vampires can live and get along with humans and there are even laws of behavior and rights of the vampires. Very cute short story.
Can you imagine a human chef trying to create recipes for vampires? Basic ingredient of course is blood. Then try to make that blood remind vampires of foods they ate as humans.
Somewhat depressing, but in the end some realizations.
Set a goal and trudge on for the reward at the end.
Don't let your relationships just go on without keeping it alive. One day you wake up and feel like strangers.
When you set the goal, remember it's your goal and not to be "shared" with others unless that was your original plan.
I think the book could have been much shorter, but overall, I liked the characters and how their lives were changed.
Very short murder mystery, but seemed to cover all that was needed without feeling deprived.
D.D. is a likeable character, but definitely reminds me of Rizzoli of Tess Gerritsen novels.
I enjoy historical novels. This did not disappoint, although was somewhat drawn out at times.
In 1699 a young woman is convicted of being a witch and destined to be burned at the stake.
A magistrate's assistant is determined to prove her innocence. But he is the ONLY one who believes in her innocence. Is she truly innocent or is his opinion skewed by her beauty.
A good story, but also very depressing.
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