Disregard this review if you must because I didn't listen very long. It became clear to me that I should have read other books in the series or something before this one. This was not the best use of a credit for me.
I just can't get into this one. I want so much to like it but it just does nothing for me. The topic seemed so interesting and the setting had so much promise but it just didn't deliver.
I've listened to this book ever spring for almost a decade I think! It's phenomenal. Barbara Kingsolver is a master and the characters are incredibly well-developed and lovable. The book is sexy without being the kind of thing you are uncomfortable listening to at the gym. It's inspiring and the bird sounds between the chapter are a delight. If you've never listened to Kingsolver, this is a great introduction and if you've read her other books, you won't be disappointed by this one.
This is the one series I can come back to again and again. Harry Bosch just doesn't get old for me (although the character is certainly a lot older than he was at book 1). Michael Connelly is entertaining and philosophical. Harry Bosch is the rightful heir to the long tradition of detectives expressing the philosophical position of Albert Camus's character of the doctor in the book The Plague. And if you don't care about that stuff but you want an entertaining detective novel, Connelly doesn't disappoint. This character has a lot of heart.
This is a very entertaining, light read. The characters were enjoyable and the Southern customs were a kick. Very satisfying over all.
This John Grisham didn't disappoint. It had a different style from some of this other novels but I enjoyed it thoroughly.
I really enjoyed this book overall, but it isn't just about hiking - it's about coming into adulthood (not young adulthood - real adulthood) and setting aside grief and sorrow. I really enjoyed the author's honesty and the glimpses into the experience of hiking the PCT, something I may never do. I loved the details of life on the trail most of all. I had a hard time with the part of the story that dealt with how she ended up on the trail after her mother's death and her marriage fell apart and like others have said - the bit about the horse was agonizing. I will say, I called my mom a few times while listening, just to say hello.
I really enjoyed this dark novel. It has great twists and turns and I won't say more about that so I don't ruin it for you. The narration was fine, but not amazing. Neither voice was annoying, at least to me.
This was very entertaining. It had some Jane Austen and some Edith Wharton elements but overall it was its own book. The maid's perspective was a fresh approach although her character wasn't completely developed. But all in all, this was a great listen and got me through many hours at the gym and cleaning the house! I'll watch for more titles from this author.
This was a fantastic book/audiobook. It was engaging and smart and beautiful and the narrators were out-of-this-world good. I don't want to finish it but I've only got 35 minutes left. I'll honestly miss these characters when I finish it.
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