It was definitely well performed. A couple of times I had to start a chapter over because the author travels to different times and places in the story. Suddenly a character would come in....like Bronte, and you'd think "wait! Isn't she dead???" I had to back track a bit to establish that one of the characters was having a flashback. Overall, the story flowed, but it had a moment or two that were fuzzy like this. The overall story was very good and well researched.
I have not listened to these narrators before. I will definitely seek them out in the future!
I liked the stubborness and ingenuity of the main character, Emily. She started with a very challenging set of circumstances and her survival instincts help her to skirt danger over and over again.
This was an excellent listen! The characters were very authentic and believable.
Vern, the young gentlemen in the book really let the listener inside the mind of a boy going through Hitler's training regime. The evolution of the Nazi's from organized to uncontrolled pack mentality is well illuminated in this book. Marie Lore is a blind young woman who survives the perils of war torn France during WWII. I love how she is depicted with such courage and resilience.
I am not much of a history buff. This book made me stop and think about how war impacts the communities and the people involved. Definitely worth your time.
This was an alright book, definately not War and Peace, but good when you are in for a more light weight listen.
Even if you have heard this bit before........there is something to be said about having them at your listening disposal. This is the book to download when you are having a bad day.
I first heard of the Orphan Trains on a history podcast. I was fascinated that this could have happened on such a widespread basis. The lack of protocol in locating prospective parents and the many bad experiences reported from the accounts of the adult children from the Orphan Trains amazed me. The 1920's was not so very far in our nation's history.
When I heard about this book, I downloaded it immediately. Christina Baker Kline did a fantastic job! The way she paralleled the experiences of a Vivian, one of the survivors of the Orphan Train, and Molly, a troubled teen currently in the foster care system, was brilliant. Molly heals herself and makes peace with her own troubled circumstances by helping Vivian to tell her story.
I could not stop listening! The narrators were chosen well and really added to the listening experience. You won't regret spending the time on this touching and uplifting novel.
The story was pretty good. I like Coben because his stories are not predictable. The Woods was no exception!
I like how the main character, Paul, struggles with various moral dilemmas throughout this story.
I typically LOVE Scott Brick's voice. I was a little put off in this story because there were a few characters with Russian accents. Mr. Brick needs to work on his Russian accent. I felt like I was listening to Count Chocula at times.
I found this book to be very well thought out and completely captivating! She convincingly handled the mental issues felt by the main characters. She makes one think of how the anguish of one generation can have consequences upon the next. Very good listen.
I liked the main character, Camile. I found myself hoping she would survive and thrive the events as they unfolded. I thought it was interesting that she manifested her pain in a secretive, yet outwardly way, while her half sister carried her pain more on the inside.
I think Ann Marie Lee did a good job of portraying Camile's mother. Her voice seemed to take on completely different qualities during the mother's dialogue.
I have read the whole series several times in my life. This is just one of those books that you return to once in awhile. I was very hesitant about listening to this book versus reading it, but I took the plunge and there are no regrets!
Are you kidding? Tolkien is a master who had the imagination to create a whole world in his mind and share it with the rest of us.
I particularly like how he changes his voices for the different characters. This would be a very had book to read aloud, especially since there are so very many characters. He represents the individual characters well.
No, this is more of a book you listen to in your peaceful moments.
This would be best suited for a 20 something male who is into action adventure.
This is my first book by Weber and Pete. I think this story just lacked suspence. The killing was so very frequent that it was completely unbelievable. I think they just need to start over. Sorry.
I like how Junior sought out the prostitute Ruby. It was interesting to see him explore his feelings about his 'rules' of life.
I really like how believable this story is. The main character is very real and easy to identify with. A missing child is everyone's worse nightmare! Coben makes you stop and consider how you would handle similar situations if life presented them.
Coben is well known for his plot twists and he certainly did not disappoint in 'No Second Chance.' I think I actually said 'you have got to be kidding!' out load on more than one occasion when reading this book.
I enjoy Scott Brick's voice. He is a consistent narrator who definitely adds to the story.
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