I wouldnt turn them away from it, but I dont think I would encourage anyone to read it.
The various character voices were excellent!
I had high hopes for the book and can say I enjoyed the twists and turns. However, the story seemed to drag a bit from time to time.
Removing the horrible, jarring music that came between some chapters/parts of the story. Why did the last 10 or so 'chapters' have to consist of one or two sentences??? Just end the story... why drag it on??
The story had potential. I was intrigued by the manner in which it began with the heart shaped box, but I think after a time, the story became chaotic. I would not recommend it to someone else.
I loved that it surprised me. I thought it would be a good listen, but didnt expect the twists and turns of the story that kept me sitting in the car wanting to finish a chapter before I went in the house.
I dont know
I thought the narration was poor. It was very annoying when the narrator, for no apparent reason, pronounced 'the' as 'thee' almost every time and the word 'a' with a long A sound. For what reason? It sounded like an almost illiterate person was reading the story!
I would cut the lisp from the coroner.
Along with the narration, the story was unnecessarily dragged out. Things were repeated over and over to prolong the story, but for what reason???
I felt there was not much 'meat' to the story. An indulgent, spoiled and headstrong young woman and a mother and father who seem to stick their heads in the sand at every opportunity. The biggest revelation for me in this book was how some things going on early in the Nazi regime remind me of American politics today. The blatant actions and words of the Nazis early on were pooh-poohed by observers and denied after the fact by the German leaders who successfully whipped up a frenzied loyalty in many of their countrymen. Those Germans who didn't agree were afraid to speak up in fear of their life. No where near as good as Devil in the White City.
One of my favorite Agent Pendergast books! I took it everywhere with me! The passages where the agent and a friend were being chased through the swamp really had my heart racing. Great Job on this one and LOVED the narration.
This one is a winner! I have read several of Dawkins' books before, but listening to his voice (and the other reader, too) really helped me understand the ideas and examples he presented. We have done a poor job educating our student population on Evolution. This book explains everything in such simple and understandable detail! A must read for an educated person!
This author follows a formula of allowing the reader to see an issue from many sides, many points of view. As a biology teacher I like this because it gives my students perspective on how reproductive technologies add a whole new and heart wrentching dimension to being a parent. Much like "My sisters Keeper" in this respect.
After listening to this book on a very long drive, I had to come home and find out if it was really fiction! Throughout the story I became more convinced that this was a tale of survival that had really happened. I enjoyed the subtle humor, the rich stories of Pi's childhood, the descriptions of food. I cried thinking of his pain and cheered for his fortitude and courage. An amazing book!
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