This was a waste of my time. I can't believe this book ever got published. It was nothing but rambling dribble.
Interesting topic and plot. Although I never read/listen to abridged versions, this would have been an appropriate first time. I found this book tedious - my mind wondered through sections and I felt no compulsion to return and re-listen to the sections I mentally missed.
Although the beginning had a very slow start, I was just becoming somewhat interested in the characters when this book took a bizarre twist. Believe me, I’m open-minded. I have read and listened to thousands of books. I don’t mind bizarre when it’s appropriate, when it works. This book had some interesting moments and characters, but somewhere toward the middle of the book stopped making complete sense. I thought that maybe it was a cultural difference that I just didn’t understand. There were just too many disconnects.
Maybe it's a British thing - but as an American, I find this book tedious and boring. I am always willing to hang in there - many a slow start has ended in a very satisfying read/listen; however, I am more then half way though and feel very little connection or understanding of the characters.
I enjoyed this book. At first, it seems simple but as the story and characters develop through the years, an amazingly tender and complex story unravels.
I listened to this book mainly because of the NJ connection. At one point, I accidently skipped an entire section. When I realized, I didn't bother going back because it really didn't matter. Predictable, annoying dialoge, and uninteresting characters make this an easily forgetable listen.
Not a bad read. Well written, not as predictable as most.
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