I thought it would be funnier. I love memoirs but this one didn't do it for me. It wasn't awful, just OK.
I liked the plot, but short choppy chapters made it very annoying to listen. The narrator paused too long between chapters, breaking the flow. I think maybe the author thought he was being paid by the word as he added endless details that did not improve the story.
I usually love Stephen King, but this one was not good. There were not enough interesting parts to make a novel; it would have made a better short story. The narrator was horrible - very monotone and he mumbled, no charactor distinction. I had trouble figuring out which charactor was speaking. Bad story + bad narrator = a big disappointment. Come on, King, we know you can do better.
I'm thinking he had someone ghost write this for him. Weak plot, weak characters - they didn't act in an intelligent manner. I kept wondering "why did he/she do that?" There didn't seem to proper motivation for a lot of the actions. There was a lot of background filler that made me think I was a lecture. Really bad narrator - weak and whispery. More suited to a romance novel.
This is absolutely my least favorite of all of Grisham's novels . . . so disappointing.
First of all I have to say - this is not my genre, but I liked the idea of a baby zombie. I kept listening because I thought the author would explain how a newborn baby became a zombie or how his connection with a neighbor child allowed him to grow up. I will say the main charactor was very likeable. If zombies are not your genre stay away. Way too many unanswered questions.
I really like midwife stories, but this one was as bad as it gets. No real plot just totally unrealistic situations and an unlikable heroine. The end was bizarre. Why would a group of people rushing to help someone who's house is burning down stop to pick up a handicapped woman in a wheelchair and a 15 year old girl with an infant?
I love memoirs, but this was a huge disappointment. I wanted to know what the wives were thinking, how they felt. Instead I got superficial clothing descriptions and name dropping. I don't care that the someone's son had shimmering, snow white blond locks or what color the swirls were on her paisley dress.
The key pioints in NASA history were glossed over so we could hear about the clothes, the furniture, the mundane stuff. In fact, the Apollo 13 crises was covered in about 3 minutes.
These women came across as mindless, Stepford wives, which I am sure is not true. Even in that time period I'm sure they had thoughts, opinions and feelings. None of that came out. Don't waste your credit.
I don't get the 5 star ratings. I'm sorry, but this was really bad. This was not scary. creepy or even interesting. The characters were weak, unlikable and downright stupid. Who brings a gun to a house full of spirits? What good would that do? There are much better haunted house stories out there.
I loved the first book, but this one is not good. I'm 3/4 into it and I don't care how it ends (not a good sign). I probably will not listen/read to the rest of the series.
The narrator ruined this one for me. I really wanted to like it, but I can't get passed the over dramatic narration. It was like she was reading it to a group of children.
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