Being a first time Haruki Murakami reader, I have to say that I truly enjoyed his work. It's very much different from any book I've read and I'm looking forward to listening to other books from this author. It's a book that stays with you, when you've finished. Murakami created the feeling for me, that I was in the parallel timeline, with the characters. Even now that I've started a new book, I find myself thinking often about the story, and details that were left up to the imagination, of the reader.
I agree with some of the other reviewers, that parts of the book, as much as a third of it, wasn't necessary to enjoy the story and made it drag a bit, in places. Maybe it's because we've become an instant gratification society, and require continuous jolts of action, to remain engaged. I loved all the narrators, particularly Allison Hiroto and didn't find her voice annoying as other did. I feel it's one of those personal preferences, that we all have.
Overall a great way to spend 40+ hours of listening!
I thought the story line was interesting, but I couldn't get past the repetition of hearing "Beth to Jennifer" and Jennifer to Beth" over and over again. The narrator did do a nice job of narrating though all of that back and forth dialog.
While it's entirely possible that this book would be great if read instead of listened to, I was to irritated to listen to more than a few chapters and didn't finish it.
Victoria Laurie, has another winner! Funny, charming, witty and one SCARY demon make for a fantastic story. Narration was flawless and added to my enjoyment of the listening experience. The only bad thing is now we have to wait for the next book, so sad about that! Oh well, these books are great to hear over and over, so I can always start at the beginning and listen to them all again. Thanks VL, LOVED it!
It's scary how much this story could be happening, right now! I happened upon Season of the Harvest by accident and I'm SO GLAD I found it. This very believable book has it all, great narration, characters, suspense, terror, mystery and romance. Can't wait to read the second book. I wish audible would add it to their library, but I bought the Kindle version just in case they don't : ) LOVED IT!
I'm a big fan of both authors and was hoping for better characters, more laughs and a more memorable story. It wasn't terrible, but for the most part largely forgettable. I don't feel that I wasted my time listening to it, but it's not a book I'd read twice.
This story was a great getaway!
Usually I can guess the way a story will go, but this one offered up some surprises.
I really like that. The main characters were well developed and likeable, or easy hate, depending on their particular role. A host of suspicious ranch accidents, created constant money problems for Molly's struggling Grandfather.
Molly and Sam, were corralled into a relationship, by her Grandfather, in order to save the ranch. Both of them, were recovering from past errors. . . financial, relationship and being in the wrong place at the wrong time. They would need to overcome fear of failure, and distrust of each other, to find laughs, love and a new life in Sweetgrass, Montana.
Wonderful way to pass the time! Great story that will tug at your heartstrings, make you laugh out loud and leave you wanting more. I'm looking forward to reading the other books in the series. Excellent job by Anna Fields on the Narration too!
In the same tradition of a Twilight Zone meets X-Files story, secret service agent Ethan Burke goes to Wayward Pines, Idaho, his mission is to locate and recover two federal agents who went missing.
He wakes up next to a stream, in a black suit and white shirt speckled with blood stains. No wallet. No money. No ID. No keys. No phone. That's all I'll say, don't want to spoil the story.
On every page, I kept trying to guess what would happen next, to no avail, and then the ending completely blew my mind!
Blake's vivid descriptions, constant action, thrills, mystery and intrigue, reminded me of my favorite books by Stephen King and Dean Koontz.
Intense and gripping, Pines is a masterpiece that had me thinking about the story, long after turning the last page.
I read this book on Kindle and enjoyed it so much I wanted to get the Audio version to pass the time while on the road. LOVED the narration of Paul Michael Garcia, it was perfect and made the book even more enjoyable. Brilliant!
I must first admit, I didn't really read enough of the book description before reading/listening it. I thought it was a self-help on organizing and de-cluttering. So imagine my very PLEASANT surprise to find a charming, witty story, wrapped around a reclusive, elderly, artist with a hoarding problem. LOVED this book and as a FANTASTIC side effect, it's inspired me to clear out all my old crap too! Jill is a new author to me, but I intend to read all her other books and will be the first in line to read a sequel or anything else she publishes! Great job narrating by Xe Sands too!
Everything was perfect, story, narration and production! It was so good, I listened 2 times in a row and that's a first for me! It would make a great movie or TV show. Loved spending my credit on this, I'll listen to this one over and over.
First of all, I LOVED the story line and wanted to love the book, I just didn't. This is my favorite kind of genre, sadly the characters weren't very likeable. The story jumped around too much and seemed to get stuck in long-winded, flowery, descriptions that didn't add anything to the book.
I liked the tonal quality of the narrator, but didn't like her for this book. Her southern accents were terrible and many times it was hard to tell if the male or female character was speaking. The males sounded a bit girly and the females a little bit masculine for young women. She does have a pleasant voice and was good for the descriptive parts, but not great in the conversations.
I heard quite a few wrong words, not sure if it was editing or narration errors, but I found it distracting.
I'm sad to say this was one of the few audiobooks, I wasn't able to finish. There were some really great elements to the story and I loved the theme. Maybe an additional editing session could have merged the pieces into something better, but this wasn't it for me.
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