I liked Jennifer Government a lot, so I eagerly snapped up Company when I saw it. I was disappointed. It drags, the "joke" lasts about 10 minutes, not the over 9 hours of narration. Narrator was good--he is not the problem. I suppose we do not all find the same things funny but I was bored senseless by this offering--and I am not easily bored. Get Jennifer Government instead.
Started a bit slow but WOW! Sucks you in and drives home the point. You get to know interesting people and you care what happens to them. Well written and well narrated. A bit of a downer but a terrific story.
All stories connected--as the characters also end up connected--to others in the book. Clever concept and well written. It held my interest.
Terrific inside look at Wall Street. Scary and enlightening at the same time. Anyone with investments should "read" this book!
Harry and the gang are true heroes. I hope there are more like them out there--many more, but fear there are not enough.
We had Frank Casey--who first brought Madoff to Harry's attention--speak at our college. He was terrific. Strongly recommended!
If you like contrived plots and bad writing, you will like this book. I resented the credit I spent on it. I like almost all books, so do not think I am a harsh critic. Far from it. But there is just too much here to dislike. Very sophomoric and unsophisticated treatment of important subjects. Do not waste your credit.
If you like Dickens and mystery and long books and great narration, you will love this book. Obviously I like all of the above and thus liked this Cox offering very much. Highly recommended. I will get more books by Cox.
I love this tongue in cheeks series from Alexander McCall Smith. The characters are wonderfully drawn and you want to meet all of them. Smith is always insightul, with a dry humor that is always entertaining but never mean-spirited. This book is warmly written with soft characters you will remember. I loved all of the Scotland Street books and just downloaded Smith's latest: "The World According to Bertie." I can't wait to listen.
I wanted to like this book because I am a lover of classics. But it dragged on for four unrelenting hours before it became moderately interesting. The narrator was ok--he pronounced several words differently than anyone I have ever heard use those words, though. Crane is fond of having his characters repeat. Thus, "I shall not go." Then again, "I shall not go." It got tiresome pretty quickly.
I remember Crane as a heck of a poet. Stay away from this fiction title, though, unless you are a mascochist.
This book is a marvel. You feel as though you are in Bombay with Lin, the lead character. Exciting adventures, wonderful characters. I made friends with the characters and since it ended, I miss them--I can't let go. I can, though, urge others to listen. You will love it. I will look forward to the author's next book. What a wonder this one is!
Burke is a wonderful writer--I bought everything on Audible by him after I finished Tin Roof. You can practically SMELL New Orleans as it must have been during Katrina. This book helps you understand why people could not leave and gives a sympathetic picture of what post Katrina was like. All of that backdrop woven into a very good suspense story. A wonderful achievement.
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