AND probably a major motion picture
This book reels you in slowly and then takes you on a mysterious adventure into the heart of the Amazon. Comparisons abound to"heart of darkness" yes that, and, "mosquito coast" add a sprinkling of medical thriller, with a heart. Evocative imagery, compelling character development and a twist turn ending that will leave you wanting more... and something tells me we might just get it!
This book was the freaking BEST. In the 90's as a teen and twenty something I was not the biggest Sonic Youth fan, loved washing machine and Goo but never delved any deeper. I loved this book, not just for the music and art world gossip, but for Kim Gordon's profound understanding and insights into art and creativity, and the evocative picture of L.A. In the 60's and 70's she paints. You can tell she's still hurt by the break up of her marriage, but listening to the book, it hardly sounds like a failure. After all, she and Thurston made so many beautiful things . I hope she heals and keeps making awesome art ( and why not another book ?) and it sounds like she is. Go Kim! You are officially my hero.
I love that this book made me LOL several times, I also as always, think Sophie kinsella does a great job with creating realistic tension in Becky and Luke's relationship. I don't like how the moral of this story seems to be that Becky's a bad person for wanting to be a stylist because it smells like the old " women can't have it all" plot line, and the whole Hollywood is shallow thing is kind of old. I like the shopaholic and I don't want her to be shamed! I also hate that there is a cliffhanger ending. These are books I like to listen too over and over while waiting for the next one to come out, and without a satisfying ending I just don't think I can do that. My only hope is that the next book will prove that Becky wasn't totally " selfish" in this one and everyone will apologize to her and she will find a way to use her shopping powers for good-- or at least good clients. Also the mysterious threads DO sound like they are leading to a classic Kinsella surprise, so my hopes are high:)
No, but I like her.
Absolutely, I wish this was made into a long running TV show on amazon or netflix with the tone of The mindy project with each book being a season or so.
Have a producer listen to the first books in the series to make sure there is consistency. All I can think is that it had been a long time since they recorded the first three, and Roy forgot to give a listen to his past voices on his way to the studio. You can even hear pages turning and papers moving around during the performance. Very unprofessional. That being said, it is not all that bad, just a major diversion from the first three and makes me wonder why this book costs two credits and is more expensive than the previous three.
If the reader or producer bothered to listen to the the way they pronounced names and voices in the last book.
I love history, but I have never been a big fan of WWI history, so I avoided this book for a while, even though I LOVED Pillars of the Earth and World Without End. Eventually I broke down and gave it a listen. I am so glad I did, it is my favorite audible download. I found the characters totally compelling and the narration excellent. Ken Follett's impeccable historical research and narrative style made this time period come alive for me, and I found myself moved to tears many times thinking of the rapidly changing world of that generation, imagining my great grandparents and what their lives must have been like. John Lee did a fabulous job with a multitude of accents, even a hilarious american one! I can't wait for the sequel! Bravo!
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