It took me a while to "bond" with the characters, but it was worth it in the end. I'm looking forward to more stories about Tess.
The narrator was easy enough to listen to, but left me critiquing her reading in many places. I would not refuse to buy another book with Deborah Hazlett as the reader, but would be prepared to be slightly less than satisfied with her performance. Maybe I'm just spoiled by some of the really great readers with Audible.
All in all, it was a good listen. I would recommend this book to my friends.
My husband had recently announced he was leaving me after 24 years. I was pretty broken up about it when I started listening to this book. It is very inspiring. It would be great for anyone who has suffered a loss. There are stories about people who lost a spouse, a child, a job, were injured in an accident, had suffered a gross betrayal, etc. This book points out that we can survive just about anything if we are determined to do so. P.S.: my husband changed his mind and we are back together. But now I know I can survive such a loss if I ever have to again.
In he beginning, it seemed like it was going to be a cowboy tale. Then there was a mystery about what happened to a friend and neighbor. Then there was murder. There were twists and turns with the EPA getting involved and overstepping the boundaries. This story kept my attention to the end. I really enjoyed listening to it, and would recommend it highly.
What could be better than listening to Scott Brick read me a Cussler story while I'm driving? Crescent Dawn is a tale of the Mid-East with plenty of edge-of-the-seat moments for Dirk Pitt and company, including an incredibly beautiful woman (of course). A man is attempting to raise the Ottoman Empire and find a rumored mysterious "Manifesto" that may change history as we know it. Fast moving action and an intriguing story line kept my interest beginning to end.
I put off listening to this because I've listened to Garrison Keillor before, and although I have enjoyed him, I've been into more action/adventure lately and planned to listen to another one. While scrolling through my Audible books I ran across "Pontoon" and decided it was time for a change of pace. I'm so glad I did. Life in Lake Wobegon is quite interesting. The characters are carefully drawn and make you feel like these are people you could know. It was sad, happy, and funny. If you ever lived in a small town, this will bring back memories of those days. However, it is a story anybody can immensely enjoy. Loved it.
There were some less than complimentary reviews, but I found this story fascinating. There were two stories interwoven, each quite interesting. One was about an actual orphan train child, now in her golden years. The other was about a troubled young woman who met the older lady through her sentence to perform community service. I liked everything about this book. Don't pass it up just because a few didn't like it so much.
This book had humor, and a good story about a boy with an unusual mind. Easy listening, and light enough to enjoy. I would recommend this book to most people who are interested in other humans. I may even listen to it again.
I didn't give this one 5 stars, not because the writing was flawed, but because it was just so intense and brutal in the descriptions of what happened to Jews and others in concentration camps and on the battlefield. It certainly is a book that will stay with me for awhile, but it's not a pleasant memory. War isn't pretty, but this was a little much for me.
This is a story about a group of patriots who want to protect the country. They see the murder of a government agent and the perpetrators. From this point on, the tension rises as the perpetrators hunt down the witnesses and pursue their conspiracy to murder the president.
I liked it, but didn't love it, not because of any fault in the writing, but it just wasn't the type of book I'm usually interested in. Maybe because of the situation our world is in today, and the fear that something like this could really happen.
The story was good and the narrator was genius. Loved every minute of listening to this haunting tale of a body found in an Irish bog and the search to learn who's body it was.
I was hooked when I listened to the sample. She wrote a searing letter about her husband, whom she had just learned was having an affair, in e-mail and hit "send to all." The fun starts there. There were sad moments, but for the most part this was about a woman who learned very quickly how to stand on her own two feet and go on. Really enjoyed it.
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