The narrative of the characters in this book really annoyed me. I like a sensitive man, but honestly, what a sap! Some have complained about the narrator, but I think it was what he had to work with that made his performance less than stellar.
I did finish the book, just really wanted to see how it was going to all come together. However, I would not necessarily encourage others to spend their time listening.
I enjoyed this book and was interested enough to keep wanting to read more. There were a few parts that I thought it started to drag a bit, but those were few and far between. I like the way the author unraveled the story and even though there were several time periods, and several perspectives, it was easy to follow. Sometimes, with audio books, there are so many switches I just wish I could go back a couple of chapters to regroup. This was not the case with "The Secret Keeper".
Did not find it nearly as interesting as other reviewers. I thought it was overly detailed about some parts, and under detailed in others. I enjoyed the review of view points and life style of the era, but found the relationships in the book mundane. I did finish the book, but I won't be recommending this book to others.
I had downloaded this book with the intent of it being one of my lighter reads. I was pleasantly surprised. This is not your usual light read. It was a very emotional read for me. I found myself laughing and crying as I listened. It is difficult to write much about this book without exposing the story. My recommendation is to listen to it....I think it is a credit and time well spent!
This was a good light read...nothing unusual or extraordinary about it. I like to have a variety of books in my library, some lighter than others. If you are looking for an "undemanding" story that delves into friendships, relationships, and is comfortable story, this is a good choice.
I totally agree that the narration was a distraction. She reads much too quickly, and it took over a third of the book before I could concentrate more on the story and not be bothered by the narrator.
I like how Jodi Picoult takes current issues and produces an emotional fictional account. The Storyteller is all that but a little bit more. The different perspectives she includes are so thought provoking that I continue to consider them even after finishing the book. Although I have read Picoult's more recent books, they had lost some of their edge for me. They had become somewhat predictable and familiar. The Storyteller is my new Jodi Picoult favorite. I highly recommend this book and already have to my friends and family.
I enjoyed this book, but perhaps my expectations were a little high based on the reviews. I thought the plot and most especially the ending were somewhat predictable. I enjoyed the listen and thought the narrator did a good job in helping to keep the story engaging. I think I had it in my mind that this was another "Gone Girl" type novel, and it doesn't even begin to compare.
An easy listen while cleaning, but not one I am going to recommend to others.
I will not spend a credit on a book that costs less than my purchased credit. So when buying a book in which I pay for it, I am particularly choosy. This was money well spent and time will spent.
Although I found some of the teen conversations a little too mature for the average teen, there is no doubt that this books deals with a not-so-teen subject matter. The struggles presented in this book are ageless and well written. Do not let the fact that it is YA deter you from listening. I would (and have) recommend this book to others.
I, for some reason,was not impressed with all the hype around this series, so I am a little late to The Hunger Games. Now I am hooked. If your hesitating, stop! Read now!
I am sad to say that I thoroughly disliked this book. I enjoyed “Confessions of a Shopaholic”. However, this is the same story with a different setting. I smiled my way through Confessions because this silly character seemed to learn from her mistakes. End of story? Nope. We get to read how Rebecca is NOT simply foolish in a charming way; but is just plain stupid (the chapel scene, really?). I enjoy a light, chick lit novel, I do not expect a literary masterpiece, but this book is just plain annoying.
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