I read this novel with my class every other year. It was the only one for which I did not have an audio version. With great gusto, I began to play this version to my class. It didn't take long to realize that the fantastic story line was being buried underneath the narrator's repetitive pattern of emphasis in each sentence, no matter the content. I ended up reading the story to them myself, as I have other years. The book is fantastic, just read it the old-fashioned way. Audible, I would love for you to record this one with a different narrator. Love the story.
I must admit that I didn't finish it. I was intrigued by the novel's Scriptural setting, but the content was not enough to emotionally invest me in the characters. I know a lot about the Bible, and I was hoping for familiar names or events interwoven in the story. The narrative was burdensome, and I found myself going back and re-listening to sections because I found I was day dreaming. The concept was good, but the story didn't work for me.
I loved the way the author could get inside the character's head. It was fascinating.
Kevin was bewildering. Imagining a child acting the way he did was puzzling, however the author knit Kevin together in such detail that I thought about him for days, even weeks afterward.
The calm, steady voice of a woman who is trying to tell herself that everything is fine and it's all going to be ok, while refusing to believe what she knows to be true.
The book was darker than I expected, but the writing was incredible. I couldn't wait to find out what happened next.
Craig Wasson was fantastic. He did a number of accents very well, which served the story well since there were many characters to keep straight.
There were times when I forgot that it was one person reading all of the voices. He truely transported me.
I was moved by the love story embedded in this detailed, historical novel. Any more than that and I would give it away...
I like this calmer version of Steven King. I used to read his scary stuff a long time ago but I can't stomach it anymore. This story had such feeling that I had no problem getting through the somewhat disturbing parts. The story had a definite destination and I couldn't wait for King to get there. Now I want to listen to The Dome.
couldn't stop listening
I loved his wife Lori because she was so introspective and was not afraid to ask the hard questions instead of just the practical ones.
I haven't but I would again
I love Piccoult, but find Patterson to be a little too plot driven. Landay had plenty of plot to keep things moving, but also more thought provoking moments especially about the decisions they had to make as a family. The addition of courtroom scenes really closed the deal for me. I loved it. I will be looking into other books by Landay.
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