Surreal. Interesting. Long.
I've never read any other book like this.
The narrator spoke Wayyyyy too slowly. I wanted to yell,
There's really only one reality...but what is it?
I would recommend this book to someone who has patience and is not looking for a fast-paced or suspense -filled story. It was very long but I finished it without regret.
Great synopsis of the various bible stories. It was enjoyable, light listening. This would be a great listen in the car with kids since the stories are relatively short. I agree with some of the other reviews that it's fun to hear the story and then go back to the Bible and read it. You always glean something new when reading the Bible.
I'll admit I'm sensitive to violence, but each of the three Jack Reacher books I've read all include torture and humiliation. Although the story itself was decent, a typical 'catch em in the nick of time' murder mystery, the violent overtone ruined the book for ME. I've only read the first three books, but they were pretty much all the same so I'm done with the Jack Reacher series.
Typical vampiresque-love story but the narrator makes this series fun, fun, fun. Her voices enhance the characters personalities and make the book worth listening to. I love the characters, the sarcasm and wit, Aisling's fierce independence, the relationship between Aisling and Jim (her guardian in dog form), and her love-hate relationship with Drake. If you like easy listening with entertaining narration, this is a good one.
The movie is out right now and I read reviews that said the book was far better, so I grabbed the title for myself. The book is excruciatingly slow and dragged out.
I gave the story 3 stars because the book has potential. I did manage to finish the book and thought the concept was intriguing but I believe that a better narrator could have made this a fun and exciting story by bringing some personality to the characters.
This book went nowhere and was perpetually depressing. It's a whole book on bullying. I couldn't finish it.
One of the best books I've read in quite a while, in spite of the violence. I can't imagine anybody not being totally engaged to the story. The title of the book says it all.
I'm impressed when a long book can keep my attention . I couldn't put this book down and was sorry when it ended.
This was my favorite Courtenay book, by far. Other long books that kept my interest like this was 'Pillars of the Earth' and 'Outlander' and '1Q84'.
I highly recommend this book.
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