This was was the complete text of my favorite chapter in the book. It was my favorite only because the chapter consisted of 5 words (yay, one less chapter to suffer through). This book was assigned in a college literature course, so I was forced to read it. I downloaded the book hoping to ease the pain by listening to it during my daily commute. I am thankful that I survived. It was read so slowly that I often stopped listening to the audiobook at home so I could speed through the pages in the text. I really hope the other books in my literature course are less painful than As I Lay Dying.
The story is great for kids in the pre-teen to 14 age range, but not so much for older teens. The character development is pretty limited and the protagonist is a bit of a wuss. This would work well for kids who are in their awkward stages, but too shallow for kids who are ready to face any challenge.
I enjoy a fast paced story, and this one really didn't get going until the second half. I probably wouldn't have finished it if it hadn't been the last book I had left on my ipod. Overall it was a good story, although many of the character's names were difficult to remember and some of the phrases I couldn't understand since this book is set in Sweden and some of the story just doesn't translate to English.
The whining, tinny voices and multiple sound levels of this recording were so horrible, it really distracted from the story. Luckily, the story was strong enough to keep me entertained despite the awful narration.
This book pulled me in like few books have done. I think much of the credit goes to the narrator Gabra Zackman. It's rare that a person has such a gift at storytelling that they can give voices and life to such a variety of characters.
I was a little concerned with the book's category "Romance"; I really don't think it's much of a romance. I consider it a fantasy in league with Harry Potter and Eragon (the Inheritance Trilogy). The unlikely hero discovers he (or she) has amazing powers and must find the strength within themselves to thwart the murder plots of the bad guys.
This book was so intertaining I hardly noticed the 10 1/2 hours go by. It's simply entrancing.
This was a great book. I loved Poison Study, so it was great to hear the story of Yelena continuing. It made my 1 hr commute seem almost enjoyable when I became immersed in the story. I often went to my car during my lunch hour to try and squeeze another chapter in. I can't wait for the next book!
This book was great to listen to during my morning and afternoon commutes. Since I sometimes have trouble staying awake if my mind isn't engaged; this book was truly a lifesaver. I could imagine "The Book of Fate" being much less tolerable in print format since there are a lot of flashbacks, the story tends to jump around a bit, and it is pretty danged long; I probably wouldn't have finished it if it were a print book. It wasn't the type of story I expected, but it had enough twists and turns to keep my interest till the end.
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