This book goes on and on and on and is very tedious. The narrator is a poor choice and when she does the voices of the characters she sounds rather odd. None of the characters are particularly likable or believable. There are some obvious historical mistakes and I regret listening all the way to the end.
I'm a fan of Jackson Galaxy, and a lover of redemptive memoirs, particulary those read by their authors, and this book did not disapoint. It is an interesting and enjoyable listen, well read by Jackson. It probably helps that I agree with his basic premise about cats: adopt don't buy, don't declaw, feed raw etc etc. His own stroy was much more dramatic than I excpected and at one point I was literally in tears.
Not all Discworld novels are equal, and this is one of the best ones. All of my favourite characters, and gentle rollicking plot and Nigel Planer's excellent narration make this book a winner.
that I can't stop thinking about it! I thought it would be a nice light listen. The narrator is a useless human being, who, while described as "successful" can't even get it together to move her car for street sweeping - and can't see a problem with this. Her work "nemesis" doesn't seem to have done anything worse than ask if she needs help. She writes imaginary greeting cards that are neither funny nor clever. Possibly worse than the character's unlikeability is the painful descriptive prose. Things like: "she got in the car, turned the key and drove off" are very common. I'm almost tempted to keep listening, because it's verging on "so bad it's good territory" but doesn't quite get there either.
I'm a fan of Amanda Palmer. I don't really now how this book would go down if I'd never heard her, or didn't love her music. This book is fantastic, it's designed for audio, with the right songs included at the right places. It's interesting and engaging and Ms Palmer is a fantastic narrator.
This book was a bit of hard work. The premise of the book is good, but the characters are a little difficult to care about. The narrator's voice is challenging and whiny, but actually matches the main character nicely. I'm decided whether to give the next book in the series a listen, or let it go.
At the start I found this a bit confusing, but once I understood the "choose your own adventure" joke, I really enjoyed it. I'm a big fan of biographies read by the author, and this was a fun interesting listen.
The witches are some of my favourite Discworld characters and this is them in top form. Loved this book, well narrated and a fun listen.
Moving Pictures seems less like the gentle satire of the previous novels and more of a crude parody. The main characters are generic, but it's worth listening to for the dogs. As usual, well read by Nigel Planer
While I don't regret spending the time listening to this, the middle of the book gets very repetitious. The story within a story, within a story, format is laboured. After spending too long on the middle of the story, the very ending is rather brief, which is consistent with some of Picoult's other books. I think some of her other works have a better pace to them and are more suspenseful and engaging. It was very well read by all the narrators.
This was a long listen, and brilliant. the narrator is well matched for the story, and the story is compelling. I was sad when it finished, because I felt so involved with the plot. While there is a lot of story, the book never looses the thread of the ever thickening plot.
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