First, this reader is superb. He gets what he's reading...just enough irony, a smattering of boredom, and that clueless guy thing...PERFECT! I love the reluctant, abused character that just keeps coming. I like the support characters, adore his French best friend and his eternal endless pursuit of something resembling a fair shot. The whole heaven/hell discourse is just worldly enough to give me a giggle over the politics. Worth the credit, I bought the first one on sale...the next two full price and can not wait for the fourth!
This horse story started just a bit slow, but by the second hour I was enthralled. I listened to the book in one marathon listen! This true story seems a metaphor for the American 'family and community spirit' rebuilding following the first World War. I thought the pacing was excellent. I was impressed with the work ethic of the Flying Dutchman and his jumper. I thought the ending was perfect. The reader was excellent, he never hit a sour note irritating me out of the story. The rich man, poor man thread was handled with dignity. Societal and Political details were sprinkled in without bias and bring a sense of credibility to an otherwise amazing story. Overall, I think this book about a horse is destined to become a classic.
I don't like a guided review, so here are my thoughts...I always thought he was a talented actor. I enjoyed the chemistry between the two Coreys, I never gave one thought to what life was doing to those boys and I feel guilty that this happens over and over again in 'Hollywood'--but really throughout the world. Corey does a fine job of telling his story and highlighting Corey Haim's...his voice rings true in the telling. He also comes across as a survivor, a hero in his own lifestory--as he should. He stole a piece of my heart along the way. The mother in me wants to comfort the child he was, the lost boy he became, and the wounded man he is...but the woman in me knows this is unnecessary, he's all grown up. Scars and all, this man has found his way and does not need my comfort. I admire his fighting spirit and I wish him all the best, it takes real courage to strip away your defenses and expose yourself to the light.
I found the book to be well written, no cloying self pity clouding the storyline, just a glaringly honest accounting of his life to date. I do recommend the book.
High, this is well written, historically correct, and characters are well developed.
There are so many, Rachel, Henry, Kenji, Katherine
No, but I love her voice and the natural cadence of her voice, just beautiful to listento.
Uncle Pono, he was so funny and so loving...if I could include Henry we'd have a party!
This book will engage you, educate you, introduce you to Hawaiian Culture, make you laugh out loud, cry through a box of tissues and leave you wrung out. I loved every word.
I loved the honest innocence of the tale, the way Oriel raised two families, eventually all together as one tribe...and I loved Lester. I didn't need the ghosts, those two families struggling to survive poverty, the war, the depression was adventure enough for me.
When Lester bought the racehorse for deliveries, I laughed till I cried. And I thought the scene of Dolly and Rose coming to comfort each other was beautifully done.
Fish, such a beautiful boy and the tragedy of his life and his last glorious victory in the water.
I laughed and cried throughout the telling, this book is so geniune. I am sure I will know it by heart, before I tire of it. Worth the credit!
Yes, I adored the music interludes!
I think it is unique, maybe a Mickey Spillane orchestrated?
His dead-on innocence in the lead character allowing for a leisurely awakening and reveal of the mystery...loved it! I've already listened to it twice!
If only, but I measured it out for more enjoyment.
I wish there would be more orchestrated books celebrating Vaudeville, Ragtime. Broadway,
Rockabilly, etc. I would buy them all!
Yes, it read me to sleep a couple of times. I might have missed some details.
I read a piece awhile back called the Zookeepers Wife...a long winding beautiful tale that captured my attention and left me in a happy place.
Antonio and the heroic Falcon
It's a love story during the Italian struggle with facism and the resistance to the Nazi.
This is tale that puts you in Italy during the Facist regime of Mussolini and the struggle against the Nazi, Rose is a character driven by the historical events to expose the reader to the devastation these years wrought in Italy. It is an emotional listen, you will need a tissue.
Something fresh, something funny, something intriguing...don't keep filling pages telling me (a fan) what I already know. I kept tuning out and having to back up to figure out where I was.
Maybe something by Jojo Moyes or Kate Morton, I need a break from paranormals.
Her screechy character voices, I like a lower tone. When I read the books for myself, the voices in my head are nothing like what I am hearing here.
I was fine with how it turned out, I was not in Eric, Bill, or Sam's camp. AND I am delighted to be out of Sookie's brain.
Yes, Charlaine is an excellent writer, I just think she wrote herself out of a story in the last 2 or 3 books. Could have wrapped it up then, and probably should have.
This book took off in the middle of a fight scene, one in which you did not know the characters, their motivations, or a clue of what JANE was up to. The answers drifted through the book like leaves in early fall...most of the time I was just trying to figure out WHY Jane chose to help this woman, she doesn't meet Jane's screwy criteria for assistance and it trudges most of the way thru with bright ahining moments of activity...I will say I now have a better idea of the S&L debacle in the 80's. I'm sticking thru book four only because I already bought 3 & 4, 5-8 are very unlikely...but we'll see if Jane fleshes out first.
I like books, books,audible books, or e-books...I like them all.
In this series, I am on the third "Shadow Woman" and am buying them as I go (in case I give it up as too tedious). Read them in order, you will need details of the previous books to have a chance at keeping up later on. Jane's character is a little hard to like, her reasons for tucking away criminals get pretty convoluted. The protagonist? How could she fall for that line? Never liked him. Jake, the neighbor, is well intentioned but way too careful. MAYBE I just stumbled on what's bothering me...everything and one are too careful, Jane is Superwoman on a great day. If you like thrillers that explain everything to you detail by detail, these books are for you...if you are filling a rainy day, good choice...looking for escapism, welcome to the great outdoors.
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