Smart. Snarky. Heartbreaking.
The protagonists are very endearing. They are not maudlin about their fate but still struggle with it. They are very human and it is easy to be moved by them.
Probably the pre-funeral where they read the eulogy to somenone who has not yet died.
Some infinities are bigger than other infinities.
Don't let the subject matter put you off. The story transcends the "cancer genre". It's a story about life, and what it means to live.
Other reviews are correct, this is a romance novel in the vein of Twilight. In fact the condescending, dominating "hero" seems every bit as offputting as the stalking Edward in Twilight.
So I guess if you loved Twilight or 1980s romance novels, you might like the book.
I'm listening to Peter Clines "14" now. It's not the haunted house type of story that I thought it would be, but it's a neat mystery with some Lost undertones.
I've never listened to this narrator before, but she did a good job.
I would make the "hero" less of a Marty Stu (the male version of a "Mary Sue" too perfect and precious to be believed character).
Other than "The Historian", I've never read a book where the characters eat so often. What on earth is the author's fixation with having the heroine fed every five minutes? I also find it rather bizarre that I'm constantly told what vampires smell like... which is cloves and cinnamon. Apparently in this fictional universe, vampires smell like pumpkin pie spice. (I cannot imagine why).
The narration is quite good.
The plot is interesting and fast paced.
The characters are, for the most part, unlikable but are interesting despite that.
Overall, I think it's worth listening to, especially if thrillers are your genre of choice. That said, there are issues. First among those being that the ending is somewhat weak. Second would be that Part I of the book drags on for too long and is more obvious than the writing seemingly thinks that it is.
The ending isn't quite enough to ruin an otherwise good book. Still, I can't say that it left me satisfied.
The alternating POVs were interesting. It's very "he said"/"she said" with unreliable narrators which I find to be an interesting way to tell a mystery.
No complaints about the narration. They both did a very good job.
Throw the book across the room?
Well, no, it's an audible book on MP3, so nothing so dramatic. That said, I did find the ending to be less than satisfying.
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