the audio version is better as it allowed me the freedom to truly relax and enter the story
this is a modern version of the classic 'It's a Wonderful Life" as it reminds me, us, of what truly is of value, the gift of life and caring for others
the very last scene was my favorite; who wouldn't want to go back, correct our mistakes and love life as it was intended to be by our Creator
I wanted to listen to this in one sitting but unfortunately I had to do a little work, but I still finished it in one day and will listen to it again
I enjoyed the concept of counting time as the framework of the story, and the reader did an excellent preformance
This was an interesting twist on parallel universes, and mans continual quest for power over others. I enjoyed how it lead me to view our current world from a different angle, and made me wonder even more about our apparent geopolitical crawl to a one world government. That said, I hope one would take the time to enjoy this book as entertainment with a different lens.
Once I started listening to the book I wanted to see where the plot was leading not so much because it was exciting, but because it was interesting.
Again, it is an easy and appealing listen.
I spent a few months trying to decide whether to purchase this book or to let be one of Rollins books that just slide by due to the mixed reviews. I was again put off listening to the narrator, but finally gave in and purchased the book. While it as difficult listening past the voice of the narrator, I did enjoy the story line. If not for the narrator I would listen to it again.
Living in Acadiana I enjoyed the setting of the story being in my back yard so to speak. I also enjoyed the authors wonderful embellishment on reality. It is fascinating to explore in a fictional setting what our so called junk DNA can lead and fractals as well. Being an animal lover as well, I like how he explored the animal human bond. Anyone who has had a pet knows they know more and understand more that what they are given credit for.
She is probably one of the worst possible choices for reading this book. One would think that if a narrator would attempt a Cajun it would not sound Scottish. A little research into the local pronunciation of words would have made her reading less distracting as well. There were many points where the tension of the scene was just lost because of her delivery. With the authors professed love of the swamp and New Orleans, she certainly did him a disservice. I will definitely try to avoid her performances in the future!
This would make an exciting movie and I definitely would see it.
Get past the narration and just enjoy the book. It could have been fleshed out a bit in places, but it is a relaxing listen.
I enjoy the story line about two buddies seeking to do the right thing in the midst of others seeking the wrong thing.
The scene in the canyon where they go their separate ways.
Hill's style of reading/preforming the book leads one deeper into the movie running in my mind. While this happens in reading a book, it is a true joy to hear his tone and inflection embellish a good book.
It is always refreshing in our current society to read about two men in a strong relationship, supporting and depending on each other, that doesn't involve sex. Buddies are just that buddies; something we seem to have forgotten along the way in the media and entertainment industry of today.
This is an interesting beginning of a series; very current considering all the variables at work in the world and America. The characters were realistic and far from being over the top. After personally witnessing the devolution of the moral code in a major hurricane, the reactions of the people are on target. I pray I will never have to live through the scenario presented by the author. A good listen and I do plan on listening to it again.
I wasn't disappointed with Rollins. I like his concept and take on things. I also like the good guys winning!
exciting, interesting, unique
the idea of the symbiosis between the tree and the people
John brought the characters to life by inflection and cadence.
The sharing between the dying shaman and the new one.
I enjoyed the ending as well. God always finds a way regardless of what we think we have control of!
this book ranks in the top ten of my listens, it was hard to put down
For me, Luke's death and the return to Auschwitz were the most moving moments in the book.
Lane's performance added a great deal to the reading, he seemed to capture the characters in an uncanny manner; so much so I will look for other books narrated by him.
I wanted to listen in one sitting, and will probably will someday.
This books helps us remember how precious our freedoms are and how easily they can be taken away by because good people aren't willing to stand up and say 'enough', regardless of the personal consequences.
Again I was not disappointed by Rollins. This was his usual page turner, and continued development of the relationship between the main characters is a continued delight. I am looking forward to the next book in the series!
I was hesitant to purchase this book, but on the recommendation of a friend I took the risk, and I am very happy that I did. I liked that Death was the narrator of the story as it is an interesting perspective. It brought me back to childhood days, of first loves and how time moved at a different pace. I also brought memories of childhood pain while presenting an interesting perspective of Nazi Germany. The loyalty, the sacrificial love, and the hope that even death can't destroy all touched my heart. I plan on revisiting Himmel street in the future.
informational, exciting, frustrating
Finding the agent in the hotel room.
His style of presenting the story just gives it a wonderful flavor.
a modern Lancelot begins his journey
I described this story as frustrating in the beginning because it just made me more eager for the next in the series.
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