Oh yeah ! Starting from the first page to the last ! It is so enjoyable. Like watching an Indiana Jones movie.
All of them, the narrator brings you so close to them that they are your friends and foes. Totally enjoyable! A fine roller coaster ride !
Laugh, spooked got the willies. Hope you do too.
Definitely a book I have and will continue to recommend. Hard to find a good read that doesn't follow the typical formulaic plot line. In the top tier.
In broad sense, you could compare it with "We Need To Talk About Kevin" in that it is a story driven by the borderline personality disorder of the primary character. Gone Girl however is more about dysfunctional relationship and you will definitely find parts that are true to life. Gone Girl made me chuckle at parts and always seemed to take a turn I wasn't anticipating. Refreshing - didn't know how it was going to end up!
I liked the down to earth, matter of fact way they portrayed the characters, real sometime off beat.
Sometimes love bites!
The book starts off interesting enough, but somewhere around the 12th page it becomes a great disappointment. It's seems to be a poor copy of Stephen Kings' The Dark Tower. Entering alternate universes with about as much intrigue as watching grass grow. Meanders, but never gets anywhere, and by the end, you have no compassion or interest In any of the characters. A better book in the same genre would be The Magician.
Yes. The narration was fine. Especially considering what he had to work with. I actually feel sorry for the guy - putting so much effort into material that is so flat.
If I was the editor, I wouldn't have published it.
It's seems like every one is copying everyone else - books, movies, plays - you name it, they are all recycled material.
This is a children's book but I can't imagine any child enjoying it. It has no depth of character and you don't feel endeared to the father, brother, sister or anyone else.
Although he has gotten fair reviews which led me to read this book, he would not be high on my list of authors. I was looking forward to his series, The Lightening Thief, so I can't say never; my curiosity at times gets the better of me. This has been extremely hard to swallow. maybe he had a bad day -I can't imagine it took longer to write it.
They should have listened to anyone else and taken a hint on how it should be done. My favorite audio performers are Scott Brick, John Lee and Steven Weber. Even Grover Garland, who is not one of my favorites, could do a better job.
In print it's a waste of paper, and as an audiobook, it was a wasted credit.
Even by reviewing this book I give it value, which it has none. Mind you, I am aware that this is a children's book and there are many great ones: The Pathfinder and The Chocolate Wars, for example. And then The Hunger Games, which I thought was poorly written, is still superior to this. What gets me the most is the minutia of rambling and the cat-and-mouse maze chase that does not lead to anything. You don't care for the characters or their plight and the narrators took two obnoxious figures and made them shrill and annoying.
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