I loved this story. It was so creative and compelling. The performance was one of the best I've heard. It allowed me to get totally lost in the story. The only thing that bugged me to the point of giving this 3 stars was the in depth description of how Alyssa felt every two minutes with metaphors that were completely lacking. It took away from the story in a big way. I know you're scared, don't describe it again as the worst pain ever and like a knife cutting into your heart. I wanted to scream every time she'd describe her feeeeelings. Just tell the story. Throw that in every half hour to an hour, not every two minutes. Like I said, I LOVED the story line. Fantastic! Just keep the metaphors on how she feels to a minimum.
Unexpected twists, deep unusual characters I cared about, outstanding performance with an excellent plot. This was definitely not a formula book. No cheesy romance or unbelieveable sci-fi with strange creatures. This was a moment of suspended disbelief in an old concept made real. Enter Star Trek, Captain Kirk brand, without the transporters. Not possible, right? Yet, I'm believing it, not believing it, not caring because the story is so freaking good. Romance, brutality, corrupt governmental agencies, twists, turns, I didn't want it to end. Thanks Steven Gould for a great book and Macleod Andrews for an outstanding performance!!
I just couldn't listen to this narrator. It was probably a good book. Seemed like a decent plot but the narrator was so annoying that I couldn't make myself listen to it.
I've never read the print version
Absolutely. Love her sense of humor, the obvious amount of research she puts into her subject matter, and how she personalizes all of that into a very down-to-earth, intelligent book about how to get over yourself and live life more fully.
She gives lots of quotes from other authors, recommends their books, gives a pep talk but in a non-corny way (for the most part). I did get a little tired of the repetitious "How do you dig deep?" I could have done without ever hearing that more than once and it's throughout the entire book. Along with that question is the "breakdown/, strike that, spiritual breakthrough" or something like that. You'd think I would remember but I think I purposely blocked it out because it was sorta but not really funny the first time I heard it. It was making me want to throw things out my window at other cars on the freeway by the hundredth time I'd heard it. Which is a a little bit against what I'm trying to learn here - to be a little more patient with other people and myself. I'm wanting to free myself of some bad habits at work, home, and in my head. It's a special little playground for my sickest thoughts. She gave really good advice with excellent research and references to back up what she was saying.
I felt as though she was a good friend of mine siting in the backyard telling life stories together. It just was't my turn yet but it didn't matter because I was transfixed by her and her descriptions of how she came to her realizations personally and professionally. The narrator was so good that I thought it was actually the author until I looked to see for myself. This was very inspiring in a barefoot in the backyard drinkin a brew and talkin with my girlfriend kinda way. Except this girlfriend is sober, funny, unbelievably intelligent and caring.
kinda like most of my girlfriends are anyway. :)
Not that I know of
I didn't want to stop listening and actually enjoyed my 2.5 hour commute yesterday morning coming in to work rather than trying to stay awake and in a positive frame of mind while battling Houston rush-hour traffic.
Loved it! Definitely gonna listen to another one of Brene' Brown's books and I'll probably look up some other stuff the narrator has done too. I loved her voice.
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