I have been wanting to read this book for years, never got around to it. I wanted to see the movie... never got to that either. When I found this Audiobook I finally got my opportunity to receive the story I had been searching for for so long.
What a great performance! Linda Stephens is wonderful in bringing to life that beautiful Georgia drawl, it literally wraps around your ears. The story is wonderful and well written but I truly believe the performance was what really brought it to life for me.
I'm sooo glad I didn't read the book or see the movie before this! I much preferred the images in my head supplemented by Linda's wonderful performance.
Must Listen again!!!
Tris is in a dystopian society with 5 factions, whats-her-name from hunger games is in a dystopian society with several areas. There's tensions between the factions.. er.. Areas. They each fall in love. They each battle government. They each kick... Um... backside.
Okay, yes, too many similarities with just enough differences to keep it interesting. I actually still enjoyed the story. If you can keep yourself from thinking of Hunger Games you can enjoy the story for what it is. It's not bad. Not five star in my book but still okay. It was well performed, and overall worth it.
I really like for young readers which is it's original audience and anything that makes them read is a plus for me. So who cares if it's close to.. That other book?
I love this book! As a teacher and presenter I'm always looking for information on improving my skills. This book absolutely does that. Mr. Hume covers all the aspects of a presentation the pause, the stand, the prop, the voice… and uses historical characters like Lincoln and Churchill for examples of where these became very effective.
I have recommended this book to several of my colleagues, this book is that good.
I enjoyed this Audiobook. The story itself is well written and an intricately woven tale of revenge. The acting of this book was phenomenal. Close your eyes...(not while you're driving) and you can envision the characters with their costumes. I almost missed my exit a few times because I got caught up in the tale.
As a teacher I've relied often on Body language to read the tone of my class, my students and how the message is being received. This book confirmed a lot of what I already knew and expanded my intuition on what I was reading in people.
Very informative. Writer reminds us too many times that he was in the FBI... ok... we get it. But if you can look past this, it's a wonderful audiobook and the supplemental PDF is wonderful.
HIghly recommend if you are in social, retail, education or executive positions.
This audiobook overall was an excellent book. I enjoyed the story and the performance very much. It seemed once or twice to go into a little more detail than necessary but I understand that it was to build the story.
They brought together a wonderful collection of Narrators and brought to life a story that was excellent to begin with. You are enveloped in this Dune world and the characters and individual stories come together into a wonderful audiobook.
I like the way this one was put together. I could picture myself sitting on a porch listening to these two guys weaving their tale. Very well written... typical Stephen King imagery... VERY well performed.
I enjoyed this book. The story was a good one, kept me entertained and wasn't a storyline I felt I could anticipate.
I do recommend this audiobook.
I have been a Stephen King fan for many years. This short story was, in my opinion, not his best.
Usually I am taken down the path with his stories, living in the pages with the characters. This time, though it was well written, I found myself already knowing the ending. Yes, it has a Steven King Twist (Kindle, time paradox), of course it would. But something seemed kind of vanilla at the end.
I'm wondering if the reason I found this story ending somewhat vanilla is because I just finished 11-22-63 which is about time travel and this has a similar ring?
Overall a good story, clever, current. Good performance.
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