Highly disappointed. This book just left me absolutely cold. Well, not absolutely cold – there’s enough heat from the disappointment in my wasted credit. Trite, unimaginative and just plain pathetic. The main character has absolutely no redeeming qualities all the way to the very end and the author makes the girlfriend out to be some pathetic woman just needing her baby’s daddy regardless of his worthless heart – and that is pretty much the summation of the entire book – a bunch of weak women and cheating, lying, conniving men. No – I’m not a man basher, not at all – I was rooting for him and hoping it was going to turn around but no, his very last action in his own words “another lie.”
Great concept for a book but this one is all over the place and it doesn't help at all that the reader does nothing for the characters. Perhaps if each character were given a distict voice to match their personalities it would be easier to follow all the jumping from person to person from the past to the present, etc.
I can't reccomend.
What a wonderful book - but pay attention only to appreciate the intricate weaving from beginning to the very end! I can only imagine what the author's notes/outlines must have looked like hanging on the wall.
I will be looking at more books by this author AND the performer -what a wonderful job by them both!
I make the mistake of startking in the middle then had to go back and listen to the first and then skip to the end - I still LOVED IT. Very well thought out and very well written - happy I didn't blow it off since i'd messed up on the order in the beginning!!
Very worth the time and listen.
Honestly - I can't tell you about this book... I thought I would be able to get past the god awful whiney voice but I simply can't. Listen for yourself and be aware.
I like this series a lot but this narrator almost made me have to skip this one - this person had me hearing banjos all the way through and i just really didn't have these characters depicted as that "hokey" or back woods. Also - I'd be shocked if anyone were pleased with the anti-climatic ending after the horrible last fight scene..... just yuck. :(
Very interesting material - I learned things I had no idea about - ie. Dresden. Once I learned of what happened at Dresden I HAD to go research it, I HAD NO IDEA the extent of damage or casualties. From this research I also learned this is where Slaughterhouse Five was conceived since KV was a POW and held in an actual slaughterhouse (which ultimately saved him.) Some is very hard to listen to - this entire autrocity is hard to concieve for me - hard to comprehend how humans can turn so vicious OR HOW MASSES of people can just roll over and ""obey"" This book gives a look from various perspectives - I highly recommend for those seeking/interested in the human spirit, life, war, love, family, courage, this time in our history - glimpses of our future?
If I could leave a negative star review I would.... This has got to be one of the worst written books I've ever had the displeasure of listening/reading. This book jumped from one character to another to another while killing off others - who knows why or what happened after or anything pertinent to the actual story!? Throw a couple of facts from the time period in, put in a horrid scene that yes, most likely did take place back then and then call it a book. What a waste of time and a credit - to say nothing of the angst it has caused me once it called itself "the end." Boo.
Extremely harsh story and Grisham does not hold back - this makes me wonder... who let him stand by their side to go through this experience? This book has ran the gamut with my emotions - highly recommended to you who can handle truth...
I love the reading of this book, Ms. Farmiloe has such a beautiful voice... I like her being adventurous, forward and VERY descriptive. Shocked no one has written a review....
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