I'm not sure its at the very, very top but certainly one of the best listens. Many thanks to the other reviewer here who said "what a ride this book turned up to be".
Well the depeche mode song at the very beginning pretty much set the tone :))) But seriously there are many sad and happy and touching moments here and I thoroughly enjoyed this book/listen.
In the name of love: an iranian-american love story.
Very deep characters and relationships. Makes you appreciate the things and people in your life.
Yes, it is a very good story but slow start or maybe just too many characters that make it a bit hard to get into. I am definitely glad I kept with it though.
Major revelation about two hours from the end but obviously I'm not giving it away. Wow, didn't see that coming.
She was a bit annoying to me at first but after a while you get used to her voice. She does a good job with the various characters.
I have to say madeline. She really grows on you.
Please be advised there are MANY charters in this book (intertwining lives of various families in an australian town) but don't let that discourage you. After a while, it all clicks in and you will keep track of them all in your head. Just to help you start out (and obviously without giving anything away) I'll quickly jot them down. If you remember these it will be much easier to follow in the beginning.
Madeline - first husband: Nathan. Had one teenage daughter: Abigail
Madeline - current husband: Ed. Have two little kids, son (fred) daughter Chloe.
Nathan - Madeline's first husband who remarked Bonnie. Have one daughter: Sky
Celeste - married to Perry. Have two twin boys: Max and Josh
Jane - single mom, new to town, has one son from a one night stand: Ziggy
I like that Galaxy has great respect for all living things.
At times it felt a bit like Galaxy was high on something.
He has an awesome voice and terrific intonation and pacing. He should consider narrating other books.
To take better cat of my baby. Don't get me wrong I love my cat and already treat him like a king but I have some new ideas as to how to further enrich his life.
A cute short listen. Shows that life is so short and precious.
I don't think so. While it was somewhat entertaining and I did listen to the whole thing (and that is something), it is hardly a great book. Just ok.
The romance was definitely a turn off, as it is always for me. However I have heard/read far worse. I did like the small southern town and its colorful inhabitants, the marginal intricacies.
The performance was ok. Not spectacular, but decent. She did Brook's character quite well (considering it is always hard to do the opposite gender).
It was fun but at the same time, I don't know, juvenile? Or maybe what slightly gets to me is that I had to suspend belief, not so much about the technicalities of the story but more so with the characters. In a non-spoiler example, I seriously doubt someone with an IQ of 220 constantly goes around telling people how smart they are. She did not come across as a genius but as just plain odd. The thing is the author kept trying for the genius trait. Anyways this and other small things made the whole novel seem a tad immature, and the protagonist kinda got on my nerves at times, which is never a good thing.
If you are bored and have nothing else better to listen to, or if you just want an easy listen, by all means, try it.
Evocative, unique, dark.
Wow. It feels like I was right there all along. The characters felt so deep and complex, the places felt so real, emotions really struck a nerve. The atmosphere was creepy, always superbly orchestrated, and every time I thought it couldn't possibly get more suspenseful, it did.
S. Vance's name sounds familiar, but J. Bailey was new to me. Nevertheless they were freaking amazing!! I mean, I am stunned!!! And believe me, I really dislike women's voices, be it in real life, music, or audiobooks, but Ms. Bailey was damn perfect, and I might just look for other audiobooks she reads. Characters came out to life much more then if I were to just read the book. Top notch work for both of them with the accentuation, foreign accents, speed of read and pauses. Goes to show not anyone can just read a book.
I actually find this title to be perfect. I much prefer it to the original "Tokyo" under which it was published in Europe.
I rarely find books this addicting, this riveting, creepy and beautiful and sad and with well- developed characters. I stayed up till 7am just to finish this book. Give it a shot, you won't regret it. As for me, I'm definitely off to check out other work by Mo Hayder. How did she slip by me until now?
Definitely yes!!! MacLeod Andrews was AMAZING at performing this book, with just the right voices, intonation, emphases, silences and emotions. Wow!!!! Audible, thank you for this lovely book. However if you are reading this, I highly recommend you change the book's sample to the prologue. The very first scene is fast paced, draws you into this page-turner thriller, and I knew I was hooked from the very beginning.
Scott. His PTSD ached so bad, and his pain lingered in my mind.
All of them were spectacular, but I especially liked Maggie. I find it an original take to incorporate the dog not only as a character but also one with episodes and thoughts. I love dogs and I don't doubt for a second their intelligence, but I've never seen it done before in a book, not like that. Very well-done, both the writing and the performance.
Most of the book did. Especially the comments from the tough sergeant Leeland. A dog is man's best friend, and he knows it.
I can't believe I waited this long (nearly 2 months) since I bought this to have a listen. All the positive reviews here are right. Can't wait to check out other Robert Crais novels.
I dont know. Weak story. There were some (very few) interesting underlying scientific nuggets incorporated towards the end, but not much otherwise. I did not feel any connection whatsoever to the characters. It is a short listen but sadly, I would hardly call it "creepy".
Shadow divers. Even though it's non-fiction it is a lot creepier than this book.
She did quite well with the voices, the kid's, the landlord. Really good job.
I'm not sure. I did listen to the whole thing, so thats a good sign because if i'm bored with a book ill drop it without thinking twice. But I kept thinking the story is going somewhere and it didn't. The final ending was unsatisfying, a typical, positive, fairy tale ending, which was a 180 degree change from where the author seemed to take it in the middle/end part. Oh and, I would hardly call this book scary like some others have. Not if you are a grown up.
Definitely will not be listening to this again.
Not sure I will but I think so. I just now finished it so I remember it all quite well.
The downwards spiraling of Rob's emotions when things take a turn for the worse about halfway through the book.
The narrators were excellent, they really conveyed emotions well, and it made it easier for me to just close my eyes, sit back and imagine the scenes, their expressions, the future.
I did think I was getting a bit teary towards the end, or better yet, I got very emotional. I felt the characters' pain, and I know what it's like to have things not work out in real life, so I found myself very much wishing it could all work out for them at the end.
I just recently heard somewhere that in life we often pick up just the right book we need at that time in our lives. True, this was just what I needed. In fact was looking for something like this for a while, only it actually combined two topics: a profound love story (but not the horrible porn-ish so called "romance" books), and a sci-fi books dealing more with the neuroscience aspect (minds, clones, AI, existentialism, etc). What a breath of fresh air.
Not sure I will. Apparently, I should not have trusted the numerous positive reviews for this one, and will be more cautious if I ever consider her other books. The narrator was ok.
Well let's see, an unpredictable plot would have been nice, a main character who's age actually fits her childish behavior and thoughts would have seem more realistic, and a creepier atmosphere would have been, well, creepier.
The ending was clear to me almost from the start, and I kept wishing there would be some cleaver twist revealed in the end. But there was none, and I doubt a sequel could change things.
I will say Ms. Jackson writes well, and the book does flow. But I HARDLY would call this horror or scary in any way. This is the typical american novel they would make students read in high school and whatnot. It was more of a tragic story, and while I did feel very sad and sorry for the sisters, it was not what I had hoped for, what I was lead to believe by various authors and reviewers.
The pace seemed a bit slow. I get that it is a psychological thriller, but a lot of the time it felt like the story was just not going anywhere.
Yes, definitely. Because this was a VERY unique idea. I've never read a (fictional) book about an amnesiac. It was certainly an original and suspenseful idea.
Never, but she was amazing in this one. She is so good, I never needed to be notified of which character is doing the talking - I knew automatically just from her tone.
Yes. The ending was shocking, but in a good way. I totally thought I had it figured out, and it completely threw me off. Overall, a very unique story.
I do recommend this book for a good time, an unusual mystery. Seems to move slow but it will definitely keep surprising you. Apparently theres a movie adaptation about to come out.
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