I usually look forward to listening to a book that I have read before. The narration adds one more dimension and I am amazed at what I missed when reading the book myself. BUT not in this case. I forced myself to listen to 3 hours of the dragging narration before I finally gave up. A good narration can really make a difference, unfortunately a bad one can completely ruin a book.
Good book but seems to be aimed at a young audience. I thought the narration was good.
Not a bad book but nothing that really hooked me. It all seemed a little too polished and glib. Lots of slobbery monsters and magical rules. Just didn't hold my interest.
Oh the things one man can do in 100 years! Not at all what I expected but it was a fun read.
I couldn't finish this boring book. I really expected something much better from Truman Capote. Narration was good.
This is the first Mrs. Polifax book that I have read. I was pleasantly suprised.Mrs. Polifax befriends lots of charactors who always seem to be just who she needs to help her complete her mission.I enjoyed traveling along with her on her international travels.
And I would listen to anything Barbara Rosenblat wants to read! One of my favorite narrator's.
I just couldn't like the main charactor. She was whiny and drank way too much. She ordered a dog from Slovakia off the internet--for $6000? I think she needs to join AA, not worry about a boyfriend. Julia Whelan did a great job on the narration but she just couldn't save this book.
I was intrigued by the story but also by the fact that it was written in that same time-period (1959) by a respected journalist, and reflects the attitudes and fears of that era. I would love to read his non-fiction,' How to Survive and the H Bomb and Why'. Aside from any historical value, this is a great story and it is read by one of the great narrators. Bring back more Pat Frank, please, Audible!
I wish Mr. Child had done his research. There were just too many glaring absurdities. Armadillos protected in Texas?! Driving 60 miles to the nearest grade school? 3 hired hands who do absolutely nothing and sleep in? Ranch owners that are all evil, lazy and sit on their hands? ONE truck on a ranch? I got tired of hearing how HOT it is in Texas in the summer.The people just didn't act or re-act like most country folk would.
I cringed at the way the legal system was depicted. No police officer is going to leave a little kidnapped girl with a drifter overnight to await the return of her mother. Unbeliveable situations like this just ruined the book.
The author is obviously a city boy who never bothered to visit a working Ranch. I have loved the Reacher series but you HAVE to have a little realit yand logic in the story! This book didn't show Reacher as being extra intelligent or tough, it just made everyone else in the book lazy idiots.
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Truman Capote.
I can't think of one.
Yes! I do love the charactor and Dick Hill does an amazing job. But I would hope the author would take a little more time to do his research and develope charactors in the next book.
Just trying to figure out why Mr. Child let them cast Tom Cruise as Reacher in the movie. Another bad decision.
I would listen again, I am sure I would catch much more the second time around, especially now that I know the direction the story will take.
The Giver, himself, because he seems to know most of the secrets.
Mr. Rifkin does a great job.
I think when Jonas first comforts Gabe and you realize that he is giving him memories.
I am still confused about the ending. I read that the author did not intend it to mean that two boys died but that is certainly the way I understood it. Oh, but I so wanted them to make it! This is a great book and brings up many concepts from individuality to religion. And while I enjoyed it, myself, I just can't wait to share it with my 11 year old granddaughter.
Research and comman sense. Nothing will ruin a book for me more quickly than watching the main charactor make illogical choices inconsistent with the situation. This woman was supposed to be an exceptional officer, you can't have her acting like a a 15 year old in situations that she should have been trained for. I just hate reading about a strong woman protagonist who acts like a simpering fool.
No, but it will be the last Deborah Ledford book I read.
Can't think of one.
The absolute worst was when the psychotic killer comes after our heroine and she refuses to kill him. Huh? where did that one come from!
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