Very well written, good narration, and good audio quality. I was a little disappointed in that there was very little mention of non-migrant workers who also are in the same boat as the authors friends. Specifically, what is the fate of institutionalized girls within the factor workforce?
I had a hard time caring about any of the characters until about half way through... then it got interesting. From the beginning you know that these people are inter-twined but the author doesn't reveal any clues until the half way point.
The line was very well developed, typical level of detail. However, the ending seemed rushed (like there was a deadline or vacation nearing). There was far too much wrapped up in the final 4 or 5 chapters.
As far as crime / investigation stories go, this is just okay. Fairly predictable and a little too much of a scavenger hunt. The characters were well developed; overall boring.
The narrator was good, but the mixing was a little amateurish (back ground noise & tonal fluctuations).
The key clues to solving the characters inter-relationships and the storyline are dangled in front of the reader but not exposed until the end; a lazy author. This is especially annoying when the character in question is speaking in first person - they KNOW what they experienced and should be able to describe that event in detail.
The editing on this recording was not good - volume fluctuations, echoing, background noise, etc.
The storyline was just okay; there were many more interesting aspects of the storyline that were not explored. Basically, the author took the easiest route and focused on a single character-line. There were a few lame attempts to expand the storyline beyond the single character focus, but they were short lived and overall ineffectual.
Chuck - don't read your own books, hire a professional. Good story by the delivery leaves something to be desired.
To start with the author never stops 'selling' the book ("you will learn how to...", "I will teach you...” etc) it goes on and on. The narrator’s monotone delivery doesn’t help the matter.
Secondly, the first half is personal finance 101 for Homer Simpson, "duh".
Finally, [and yes, the author does eventually get to a point] the advice offered is logically flawed and potentially dangerous. The book makes the naive assumptions of continued economic growth and strong personal discipline on the part of the reader. You would do better investing the money you would have spent on this book and buy lottery tickets!!
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