Instead of the usual sweet saccharin nostalgic christmas tale, this is the gift of magi turned on its ear with zombies and lots of truly eccentric people. This one will have you rolling on the floor laughing!
My Mom recommended this author, and I decided to try him out when I needed something different to listen to. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I like the main character and the setting. While this is a quick read read, it doesn't mean it is short on plot or detail. There is a good story here and it does not get bogged down with unnecessary baggage. The narrator does a good job. I am definitely continuing with this series. I think it will provide many good hours of listening between the intense thrillers, weighty tales of morality, and deep thought provoking novels; something to clear the head, engage the mind and keep me entertained.
This book was always on my "one day..." list. An email from audible highlighted this book and I decided there was no time like the present. I cannot say enough aout the narration of this book by Kristoffer Tabori. His voice was so perfect for this story that he really brought it to life. The story is incredible and I am now a huge fan of Jeffrey Eugenides and plan to read/listen to his other two titles. He is so good that I am sad he has written only three books, but I am glad because I am sure they are all as good as Middlesex. This is a MUST LISTEN for any audio book listener.
Best audio of 2007 (so far!) I really likd MofR, but I liked this one better. McClarty has a way with with character that really pulls you in. Admittedly the ending was a little "cliche" but I so loved the telling of the story and the people, that the weak ending didn't really bother me. McClarty proves himself a worthy storyteller (and reader) in this audio. An excellent second novel. Most writers should be so lucky.
DeMille has taken the flight of TWA 800 and said "what if..." A plausible scenario that keeps you hooked. Not as much action as some of his other novels but keeps you interested and leaves you wanting more.
The title of this book always left me uninterested. But since it was so incredibly popular with kids I decided I should check it out and it is terrific! The narrator captures the spirit of Stanley Yelnats perfectly and you can't turn it off. The ending is a pretty neat and it really illustrates the old cliche "what comes around goes around." I recommend this for young and old alike.
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