This was a great story; it could have been an epic. I would have rated it higher except I wish it had been longer... too much was glossed over. However, it was still enjoyable and I would recommend it.
At first I had a very difficult time listening to the narration; the narrators voice was so grating and her inflections jarring. After awhile the story became so adsorbing that I realized it wasn't bothering me any more and indeed, I felt it was appropriate to the character. I didn't like the ending- it was a little bit hard to swallow; and that is why I gave it four out of five stars.
This was the first Christopher Moore book I've experienced, and after reading a few others I rate this as my favorite. His sarcastic humor is thoroughly entertaining, the story kept me captivated from page one right until the end, and Fisher Stevens was the perfect narrator for this story.
Don't listen to this while your driving unless you have a large pile of tissues nearby! This was my first book by Anna Quindlen; she is a beautifully descriptive writer. A few times I found myself really disliking the main character, and I'm not sure if that was the intended reaction; however, it was a touching and emotional story and I highly recommend this audiobook.
I enjoyed book 2 of the Twilight series, although at times I did get a bit frustrated with the dynamics of the Edward/Bella relationship, which seemed to get dragged out. I wished I could speed up the narration at those points. The beginning wasn't great and I thought perhaps the magic was lost once the suspense of "will they or won't they" get together was gone; however, it definitely improved and once again I found myself sitting in the driveway not wanting to turn the car off!
I really enjoyed this audiobook, and the narrator matches exactly how the lead character should sound. I was surprised that this fell under teen fiction, because I am far from fitting in that category. It caught my attention right at page one and held it through to the end... then I went an bought book 2!
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