I didn't read the print version.
I thought the mischief of the the angels was pretty funny.
No not really. I enjoy listening to audible in the car when I am driving
I have listened to hundreds of audiobooks, so I am not sure this is a fair question. It was not a literary masterpiece, but it brought attention to a topic that I don't think many people know about.
I was somewhat confused at the end as to what actually happened. I like a story to have some sort of resolution. I am guessing the author has follow on books since this was Book 1. There were alot of unanswered questions.
She could have slowed down a bit, but overall yes. She told the story simply and well from the perspective of a teenager without being overly dramatic as some narrators tend to be when voicing the YA genre.
It was not that compelling, but you could listen in one sitting as it is not very long. Certainly on a car ride.
Fathers abusing the justice system to make it impossible for mothers to see their children is certainly not something the general public knows much about. Fathers abandoning their families or not paying child support is much more in the forefront, and lets be realistic here, much more comman.When fathers leave their kids, it is oh well, another absentee dad.
In contrast, if a woman leaves her children, she is a retched human being. People make that judgement no matter what.The stigma is attached to her children also. The psychological damage this does to a child is profound and many times irreversible.
Children need both their parents. Our family courts need to put the rights and well being of our kids above everything else.
Story was way too dark for my tastes. It also was not plausible, none of it made sense. I never really understood what motivated any of the characters. The ending left me unsatisfied and confused.
I could tell that this author is a fine writer, he just missed the mark with this book.
The narrator had a clear, easy cadence which made the audiobook listenable. There were times though when I was not able to tell that the scene had changed because there was no pause or voice differenciation of characters throughout the book. Since I didn't have the text in front of me I count on the narrator to make me aware of these things!
I would definately recommend this book to a friend and have in fact have already recommended it to several people! I got this book free for a review, but would spend a credit on it in a heartbeat. In fact, I was quite annoyed when I found out that the next book was not yet out!
I would say this book is a cross between the TV series Firefly and the book The Martian, as far as the Science Fiction aspect of the story goes. That is the way I would describe it to others. However, I would have to add that it is one of those tales, like the Harry Potter books, that could be enjoyed by any age range. There is a heroine who is the underdog, the people in her corner, and the ones working against her. The writer is excellent. I don't know if this is his (or her) first book, but if it is, I think they have a long and successful career ahead of them.When this book is discovered by others, as I know it will be, it will be a bestseller.
She did a wonderful job with everyone, and there were alot of characters. It would have been a tough job as a narrator (and I know since I am one) to differentiate all the people in the story in a way the listener can keep them straight.
It was a bit too long for that. I listened every chance I got though.
I loved it and am looking forward to the next book.
Yes, fast paced, can be finished in one sitting (or a long drive listen).
The most memorable for me was the ending, and not wanting to give too much away, when Det. Strong decided it was best to let sleeping dogs lie and did the right thing.
Yes, he did a very good job. His voice is clear and strong. He changed the pitch for the females, sometimes just using slight accents in other cases. He managed to do this without being over the top. I think his overall style of narrating this book was a little sing songy, given the gravity of the situation. His did not make me feel the panic or urgency a parent would feel when their child was misssing.
Just a couple of things. The narrator (and author) had the good fortune (or misfortune, depending on how you want to look at it) of having a NICU nurse (me) reviewing this book.People say NICU (pronunciation nick u) long u with the accent on the first word. No one says NICU pronouncing the letters. Some may say "he's in neonatal intensive care" but rarely is unit tacked on to the end. The neonatologist would be the one to a tell parent their child had died, never the OB. EVER. The OB may be present, but he would never break that type of news to the parent.That being said, I guess this is not something the average person would know.Good listen overall.
I definately loved hearing Kellan's POV. I listened to the previous three from Kiera's point of view. Also, this narrator pronounced Kiera's name differently than the previous narrator of the first three books. Not such a big deal but it is something that someone who has listened to all the books would notice. However in general I think this narrator did a great job. I did think in some places that Kellan tended to be somewhat of a whiner. I would not have guessed that from the first three books. The story held up well all through the 20 hours that I listened. I liked being inside that world. I was sad when the story came to an end but was very happy with the ending itself.
The story was dumb, the narration was terrible, so overacted. I have read books by both of these authors and enjoyed them very much. But this story was a miss, and I usually enjoy the YA genre.Not much more I can say, would not recommend it.
Being a procrastinator myself, I could so totally relate to this book. I laughed out loud on several occasions. I read parts to my husband (who is also a procrastinator) and he laughed equally as hard.
I think what made this book hit the mark was that the author wasn't trying to help you with steps to stop procrastinatation. He just made fun of himself and pointed to the many examples and rationalizations that we procrastinators have down to a fine science. God it was funny! A real bright spot!
Another self help book that has been written 100 times before. Just could not even finish it, am glad I didn't pay full price or I would have had to return it.
I would have to say that this was one of the best listens ever! The story was unique and the narrator did such a fantastic job! The story is touching and believable.
I felt so bad for Theo, he was such a lost soul. Boris was equally damaged, but in a different way. Each managed to find their way, though I don't know how. Boris was such a character, his logic made sense in a convoluted way. I think he truly did love Theo though. So many twists and turns!
When we think of sociopaths, we think of people that kill with no conscience. Though that can be the case, sociopaths come in many forms. I loved how this book educated me on how sociopaths really think, and how to avoid them.
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