Probably more enjoyable for men than for women.
I really like the movie that is based upon this book. I just found that this book seemed to drag and I didn't even make it through the whole book. Part of that was the swearing. I found it distracting and almost like it was put in just for the sake of having swear words.
I didn't seem to connect with the characters (maybe because I am a woman). I really didn't care what happened with them.
I may try to listen to this another time. I just didn't enjoy it enough to delay listening to other books that I want to listen to.
I really like the story up until about half way through. Then it seemed that the last half of every chapter was nothing but soft porn. I couldn't even finish the book and was very disappointed.
I haven't listened to anything else by her. Probably won't.
No I haven't. I thought he did a good job though.
I wish that books had some type of rating system like movies and video games. I was really enjoying this book until it turned into just a lot of sex.
Maybe. I have mixed emotions. Enjoyed it until the end which ended abruptly without resolution. I think I would like to listen to it again to see if I could pick up on any foreshadowing of the ending.
Yes. Because I think it is thought-provoking.
Fine. Calming. Easy.
I felt the book lacked resolution. The narrator was good except it often felt like he was licking his lips or something and that was distracting. The music was also very distracting to me and too loud. There was one point in the narration that I thought my device had stopped working properly. There was a pause that was over a minute long and I don't like that. Several of the pauses were too long.
No one. The writing was choppy and the narration was terrible.
I am not sure. I was so excited to find a book that was aimed at an LDS audience so I didn't have to worry about foul language or inappropriate sexual scenes. Now I am just disappointed and will have to try to find something else.
I didn't feel like there was any emotion from the narrator. He might as well have been reading the ingredient list off from a corn flakes box.
Shock. Shock that the writing seemed so childish, so choppy, and so repetitive. Shock that the story was so unrealistic and silly. Complete disappointment
I prefer books that don't have foul language or blatant sexual scenes. They are difficult to find and would hope that audible would search out and offer more Christian or LDS novels. I know that there are those types of novels available that have much better writing and story lines.
I do. I think it makes the main character seem more real.
I don't know that there was a most memorable. The whole story is important - even the little things that didn't seem important at the time become an important part of the journey.
The gentleness in his voice and the desire to persevere.
When one is lost, there are unexpected ways to be found.
I love this and am so excited that there are more books in the series. I am excited to see the growth of the character. He seems real to me and makes me want to find that growth in my personal life as well.
I don't know why anyone would list to this book
He was okay - just kind of a bland voice -- not a lot of inflection.
Maybe. I don't typically listen to a book more than once. However, I enjoyed this book and thought there were many lessons to be learned from the characters and the plot.
The most memorable for me was toward the end of the book when he is waiting for his family to come take him to the circus. The impact that has on him and on his nurse. It was a great reminder to me to give of myself and to serve others.
I am not sure who did which voice. But I loved the voice of Jacob when he was older. It sounded so right for the character. The other narrator was good as well. However, I sometimes found it hard to distinguish between Jacob and the other circus workers.
No. Not really. It was one that I didn't want to leave for very long but didn't have me on the edge of my seat.
I listened to it during the 2012 presidential election and it was interesting to compare the society of 1984 to where our society is and where it may be heading in the future.
He did a great job and made me feel like I was in the same room as he.
I don't know. I found the story very slow and boring and didn't even finish it.
Stephen King novel 11-22-63
The narrator had a sing song quality to her voice and did a great job distinguishing the characters. I have just started the 2nd book and am happy that she is also the narrator for book 2.
I loved all of them for different reasons. Casia for her courage to want something different. Xander for his willingness to stand by her. Ky for his wisdom. Each character in the book, from the main characters to Casias family members even to the officials seemed to have well developed personalities. They each stood out for their own uniqueness in a society where uniqueness wasn't supposed to exist. The author did a good job making them seem like real people.
No. But I will again.
I enjoyed this book as a story but it was also intriqing to me and made me ponder how a society can end up like this one. It made me question where we draw the line of keeping our freedoms and allowing our own government to monitor our lives.
Probably. I don't think the writing is all that spectacular but it is something that is easy to listen to withouth having to concentrate.
I would have cut out the f word. I hate vulgarity and this book seemed like it was putting it in just for the sake of having swear words.
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