Michigan, USA | Member Since 2011
BEST: I liked the characters. The authors did a great job giving you a feel for the personalities in such a short story.
LEAST: There just wasn't enough meat for it to be good. It was kinda like a trailer for a movie, where you just can't settle down into it.
Absolutely! I love Janet Evanovich. Her Stephanie Plum series is one of my favorite series.
The end. No spoilers... that is all you get :)
Yes, and I do believer there is one. The Heist, which is on my wishlist.
I read it as a precursor to The Heist. I am not sure if that was necessary, but I will be reading The Heist to get a bit more.
The first hour or so I am thinking "Meh... I just don't see what all the fuss is about, just another murder, mystery, who-done-it". And then... (nope, no spoilers here). The most difficult part about writing this review, is that it hard to describe how amazing this book is without ruining it for anyone who has not read it yet.
The premise is that a woman (a wife) goes missing on her 5th wedding anniversary. The story is told dueling piano style. It alternates views from the husband and wife. It starts off just a little slow... but you have to wait for it... and then BAM it turns into something you can't put down or stop thinking about when you have to put it down.
Every time I thought I had it figured out I was wrong and I wanted to know what was right. I wanted to know all the pieces that held it together and all the pieces that would make it fall apart. It is a puzzle that you take out of the box and swear none of the pieces will ever fit together, but somehow they do. Absolutely brilliant!
This is the best book I have read/listened to this year, so far.
Absolutely. It was excellently paced. It was a fun, interesting listen.
The suspense. It kept me interested from beginning to end.
The accent... oh my goodness... the accent... gotta love it! I LOVED the narrator, he can come over and read to me anytime he wants.
I reserve a full 5 stars for "the best book ever" kinda reads, so don't let the four stars dissuade you. This book is without flaw. It isn't one of those makes you think and contemplate life kinda journeys, but it will keep you interested and is very entertaining.
I occasionally read/listen to Young Adult Fiction. Although, I am no longer young and rarely feel adult. I have a 12 year old daughter and I like exchanging book suggestions with her. Finding good books that are age appropriate for her can be a challenge as she is a very accelerated reader. I found found several great books within this genre. We both had great fun with Harry Potter. And I was one of the masses who loved (all but the last) Hunger Games novels.
The premise for the book was awesome and I was very excited to listen to it. Mandatory pretty surgery on your 16th Birthday... sounds super interesting. The story had action, intrigue and decent character development.
So what could go wrong?
I hated the main character and it grated on me throughout the book. She was whiny, superficial and (for me) completely unrelateable (<--- why does spell check say that is not a word, whatever moving on...).
Does this make it a bad book?
Not really, it just makes it a book that is not for me. I got to the end which ***VERY MILD SPOILER ALERT*** was a bit of cliff hanger and I found myself just not caring enough to want to read the next in the series.
I would not know. I have not read the print version. I could have done without the sound effects and musical transitions... sometimes they were louder than the narrator that had not finished speaking. It reminded me of the Emmy's when they are trying to get someone off the stage.
The Devil Wears Prada comes to mind. Not quite as good, but definitely in the same wheel house.
Cute, fun story. Nothing ground breaking, but still entertaining.
I would not say that I was disappointed by the book, but only that I was left unsatisfied.
The words were filled with joy, sadness and excitement at times, but the narration was not. I would have liked to hear more feeling.
She read the words. (okay that was four, but you get the point)
Yes! It was very informative. It was delivered in a very smart, but clinical way. It was opening to something that some of us have only seen protrayed in television shows. I think that there was a lot of good, if you had an interest. I just did not enjoy the delivery.
How she survived.
The voice of the main character was strong in this story. It would be hard not to feel empathy for her situation and hope for her future.
flat, quiet, unsure
I was very moved by this book. The words painted a very vivid picture of a very scary, troubling way to grow up.
Probably not. It was fun the first time but it does not have the re-read ability for me. There was nothing ground breaking enough to make me feel like I would need to experience it twice.
No spoilers here ;)
She does great voices. I really liked the way she did Bones' voice.
Not too serious. The accents and tone was great a real fun listen.
I read a lot of paranormal and this was different.
Angel, the main character was great. You couldn't help but like her and in some ways relate.
I would never rename it, the title is perfect!
Great Characters, Unexpected
None. Fresh and New.
Sounded young like the character. Could hear the sarcasm or attitude when appropriate.
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