I was disappointed with this book because I read a later book from the series first.
Anna fields is a narrator I don't care for. I just don't like her voice. She does a competent job, so draw your own conclusions.
Unlike many of Audibles Series offerings, The readers change throughout the series. They are all ok and don't ruin the books or mispronounce names, as is often the case in some of the other series I have listened to.
This book needs to be read for the character foundations, and it is an ok book. The later books are much better, with more intricate plotting, interesting stories and plenty of twists.
Read this one and then get the others in the series. You won't be disappointed.
But a compelling story. I cant tell you why I kept reading, it was gross and revolting but facinating. Read at your own risk! A Horror story with Giant radioactive bedbugs, Jihadists, prostitutes, and a vile hotel owner with a live website from cameras that show what goes on in the hotel.
Only one likable character. Discusting.
I loved the beginning of this book and wish it had stayed with those characters. The story is sci-fi but that is peripheral because with this story, because it wasn't nessesary for the story to be in space. Two opratives are chasing an assasin,that one of them knows but they never see and they keep missig him and I got bored and quit in the middle of the book. Maybe it gets better. It might. I had better books to read.
The narator was ok, the story was ok. I won't bother to get the rest of the series. Too many holes in the narative, and te characters don't resonate with me. I am a big fan of sci fi books with battles. just not this one.
Three stars is my code for not sorry I read it but won't read it again or look for more books by the author.
This classic haunted house book stands the test of time. the characters are engaging and the house is sinister. I have to admit I would love to visit it. The housekeeper is suitablely deadpan and strange. " there is no one to come if you call in the night after dark.''
Visit Hill House and get the shivers again. "Whatever walks there walks alone!"
This book is set later in time then most of Zane Grey's books. There are automobiles.
My biggest probem with tihis book is the main female characters, both of whom are fooled by men and don't learn from thier mistakes at all. I wish women weren't really that gulable but I know we are often blinded by our own emotional needs ansee what we want to see in men to our eternal sorrow, but one character here takes being a fool to a level of high art.
I don't recommend wasting a credit on this one.
My personal rating system is 3 stars if I like the book but have no need to ever read it again, 4 stars for good and re-readable, 5 stars for favorite stories with great narators.
I enjoyed this book and look forward to the movie but I will never want to read it again.
It was fun to read about the food and the journey of a talented chef, in a strange country.
It is a heartwarming book and I recommend it , though it is not my usual cup of tea.
If you like plenty of Raunchy sex, stupid repetitive jokes and constant bad language in normal conversation this is for you. It is NOT for me. The reader is annoying so that did not help. Skip this one. I couldn't finish it.
OK, Beautiful girl who doesn't think she's beautiful, though almost every man she meets hits on her, meets gorgeous man with scar who thinks he's ugly. Of course it's lust at first site. She's a medium and he's a bootegger cursed into seeing ghosts fom his past. That is the interesting part of the story. If you've read romances before, you know the romance part of the story. No suprises there. The writing is good, and the story is entertaining.
The sex parts weren't as bad as many I've read. Though I enjoy romance, I don't really like much sex in books, and please skip the thrust by thrust details! Leave it to the imagination. Not too bad, but not one I will read again.
I like SciFi, and this is supposed to be a classic, so I kept listening for 10 hours! what a waste! I kept thinking it had to get better. Even the action was boring. Slow story, laid back reader, sleep inducing!
Why was this a classic???????
Good characters, good reader, tense, edge of your seat story. This would make a good movie. Some great plot twists add to the fun. I will definately be checking out the other books by this author!
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