So far in my audio history, this is the worse book I have listened to. Not that it wasn't a good story, it was just boring. The storyline was relevent but it was just so boring. I forced myself to listen to the entire audio, all the while saying, "it has got to get better" but it never did. I think it would have been better to have had voices narration rather than just what seemed as just reading a book.
I doubt it
It's possible because the storyline is noteworthy but it needs a shot of energy.
My utmost disappointment was with the narration of the different voices. The only decent voice was that of Josie. The rest were horrible and annoying. I love a book when the voices are distinct in that a man sounds like a man. The stories were too drawn out.
Ok, I read the reviews on this before purchased and thought it would be a good listen. Nine short stories, well to say the least, I was utterly sadden by the bleakness of this book. It probably would have lifted my spirit if there were one story that the word nigger was not maligned excessively. I cannot in good conscience give this book a good rating, it was utterly depressing, insulting and degrading.
This was a great book. It teaches of betrayal, denial, addictions and afflictions. Andy was in total denial about his entire family gene and condition that he did not allow himself to help his son when he had a chance to do so. One would think his wife was a little crazy but in actuality even in her fear, she was willing to face her fear in an effort to help her son Jacob. I believe even in Jacob's death, she felt she was helping him and saving him from entering a lifeof doom like his great great grandpa, great grandpa, grandpa. Very good reading.
I was hesitant to listen but was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. I could identify with references in the book. I found myself laughing out loud and at times my heart swelled in me at the senseless killings. I was moved at the references to true Christianity in action. Forgiveness and compassion. G gave so much of himself to the cause to help to save even the ones thatt didn't want to be saved. I was truly moved with true compassion listening to this book. It also cautioned me not to judge or jump to conclusions without practicing compassion. Very good work!!!!
Wow, what a great reader. I shared in the accolades of the other readers. This was a great book. It further resonated with me that hatred is not birth but taught and allowed to grow as with Marshall and others. Slavery is real and even today so many people are enslaved mentally and physically and cannot see anyway out as did Lavina. I applauded Belle, Mama, Papa and all those people in the Kitchen House/Big House for their resilience and faith in one day being free (the Israelites in Egypt). I also applauded Beetie for her sacrifice of self to save her entire family. I have trouble reading books on slavery and prejudices, etc., because I still have a hard time accepting that one person can dehumanize another to that degree and think that they are right and just in their actions. Thank God for Jesus that one day, we all will be judged and will have to give accounts for the hurt/harm to other human beings.
This was a great reader. I loved that Ed in spite of his fears and doubts pushed ahead and encouraged Bobby to stay strong amid his excruciating experience on what was supposed to have been an adventure for the men. Mr. Dickey and Mr. Patton did a great job in writing and narrating. I loved the narration, the mellow voice of Ed and the country tone of Lewis who was crazy and daring, Bobby who always sounded afraid. Each man had to come to terms with his conscience and moral of what’s right and wrong and survival.
Definitely, a very good reader. Not too much sex, great mystery and I loved the irish accent of Rouke.
Eve Dallas witrh her crazed-up self. Loved her commitment to her job.
Eve, Rouke, Feenie, Charles
I was surprised by the end, for sure it was someone else, but could accept the senator but he only killed 1 and the end was a big surprise!
This was my first J.D. Robb reading. I really enjoyed reading this book. I loved Eve's strong will and commitment. I also loved Rouke with his Irish brogue. I was glad that it was not too much explicit sex, sometimes it takes away from a mystery. Great reader and I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series as soon as I finish my Harry Bosch.
Top 3. I love Michael Connelly's writing. The first one I read was the Lincoln Lawyer and I am hooked on the mysteries and the brashness mixed with lite humor, makes for enjoyable reading.
Harry and Eleanor
I thought Dick Hill did a great job with the narration and not having all the voices sound the same. That's a turn-off for me.
No extreme, was somewhat surprised at the end, but as the book got closer, I realized that Eleanor might be the partner.
Once again, I really enjoyed the Connelly books and will continue to read them. I was really rooting for lasting romance with Harry and Eleanor but she was lost retribution for her brother. Great work Connelly and Hill.
Definitely, I really enjoyed reading this book. As a puppy lover, I could relate to the relationship between Scott and Maggie. Wish humans could be as loyal as their pets.
The closest book I have read with such devotion to the pack was Breaking the Rules by Suzanne Brockmann.
This is my first
You don't leave the pack, protect the pack, protect the alfa
I really enjoyed this book because of the deep affection between man and dog. I loved the whole K-nine interaction. I visualized Maggie on the console of Scott's car because my puppy does the same when in the vehicles. The passenger seat is his seat no matter who sits there. Scott resilience was note-worthy. Just an all-around good reading. I tried to drag it out and make it last because I made a connection. Great work Crais and Andrews.
I have not read the printed version but saw the television movie and I enjoyed the audio greatly.
Pi and Richard Parker. In their own unspoken way they needed each other and could not have made it without each other.
Yes, I loved the simplicity and yet complexity of a youndg man who has lost everything but still had such a great zeal for life and it kept him alive through the worst of circumstances.
This was a great book of love, family religion, just plain humankind surviving against all odds. Faith and determination will see you through the most trying times.
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