This book saddened me. Although I kept hoping that Jackie Mann would do the right thing, the terrible beast of racism took away Jackie's rational thought process. The roots of racism, overt racisim, and normal everyday challenges caused Jackie Mann to make some wrong choices, not because he did not know how to do the right thing but because he was afraid. When his fear lead him to compromise his values, he began to hate himself. When those close to Jackie were willing to forgive him, his self-hatred prevented him from reaching out. This book, although brilliantly written, saddened me because Blacks and other racial minorities frequently go through self-hatred which causes them to make bad choices. The storyline held my interest and the ending was realistic.
Yes, she is a good writer and the narrators were excellent
Yes, but I hope she writes a better story. Some parts of the book were interesting; others were just boring. I did not like Hattie and found very little growth in her maturity level.
The narrator's performance kept the book moving along, even the boring parts.
No, because there were no likable characters in the book.
When I read a book by Harlan Coben, I know I will not be disappointed. This book met my expectations. I loved all the different plot twists, and although totally unexpected, I loved the ending. This was a hard to put down book.
I purchased this audiobook because I was going on a long plane ride and wanted an audio that would last for the duration of my trip. Well,this audio lasted a lot longer and I enjoyed every minute of this great book. Although I knew about Alexander Hamilton, I knew almost nothing of his life, his passion or his greatness. History does not give him enough credit because his ideas about banking, the economy and finances are still practiced today. His personal life and the way other politicians used it in an effort to destroy Mr. Hamilton reminds me of the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky fervor. I was dismayed to learn that politicians during that time were no more gentlemenly then they are today. Of all the founding fathers, this audio has caused me to reevaluate my opinion of Thomas Jefferson.
After reading other reviews, I had high expectations that were not realized. The storyline was unreal, the love scenes were nothing but soft porn, and the writing was full of trite sayings and otherwise boring descriptions. The author had a good idea that could have been turned into a good story with a more gifted writer. Because I always commit myself to completing a book, I suffered through it; however, I do not recommend this audible book.
Bravo!!! Loved the characters and wished them a happy life. The storyline shows that life goes on with all its joys and hardships and friendship endures forever.
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