Not the usual read. It kept my interest throughout. The protagonist experiences a somewhat metaphysical journey through a neighborhood teenager and group of eccentrics connected to his (estranged) wife's. Echoes of past lives and life lessons are interspersed with a cast of characters that will make you smile.
The writing is great and it has humor, great characters and just a hint of the magical
The main character
Professional. He does sound a little like a newscaster but this was perfect for this story. Think the old Saturday night live newscasts where the deadpan voice was reporting something funny.
Old marines never stop fighting.
The best book I have listened to in a long while.
The great character development and the authors talent. I was able to sympathize with the protagonist because the author was able to write so well from this point of view.
Crazy Dangerous - same central theme
His ability to portray and transition from one character to the next was incredible.
The moments where the protagonist is unaware of the damage he has done.
The ending was not stellar but I enjoyed the book.
Probably not, but the narration was excellent
Tied up nicely.
The main Character
Once you got the concept of the jumping the story got a little boring. It may be great for a Young Adult, but failed to hold my interest.
Develop the characters and reduce the melodrama.
Dead I May Well Be
This is my first but he is a very talented narrator.
Not for me.
I was fairly engaged for the first two parts but the characters became more and more unbelievable. By part 4 I gave up.
a fun romp
The main Character
This is my first and hopefully not my last.
Yes, I really enjoyed this world
Gotta love the concept of a soulless, but proper Victorian woman navigating those rude vampires and werewolves whom she renders powerless.
That the characters are believable in their inperfection.
The authors ability to convey time and place.
Gotta love the main guy.
Probably the little girl, as she is so wise for her years and accepting.
Pleasantly surprised. I liked it better than Heartstone and perhaps a little less than Devil in the White City, a favorite.
I ended up loving this series so yes; with the proviso that the whole series is read. I believe SK wants this one filed after the Wolves of Calla.
At one point I thought I am wrapped up in a story within a story within a story and loving every minute of it.
Hmm, not sure; but he is getting better at narrating his own stories. I do miss George Guidall.
I love Stephen King's writing and ability to flesh out the characters. I was resistant to this series and did not listen to them for a while. I'm glad I finally broke down and got into these.
I mainly just listen to books
The insight that these folks cannot connect to others emotionally.
It really felt like the author was educating me.
That 4% of the population are sociopaths
This is a must read for those who want to understand why some "people" are always causing drama for no apparent reason. The author may be overstating the number of sociopaths, but they are out there and you need to be prepared.
I really enjoyed this book. Being and working with a lot of introverts it provided a lot of research based insights. I enjoy learning about the psychology behind personality. The Quiet is somewhat similar to The Sociopath Next Door (Unabridged). If you like to learn what makes people tic this is one for you.
I only experienced the audio edition but I am sure that the performance makes listening better for me.
That the author was able to make me suspend belief to this extent.
Hard to say
Wind up for a great ride.
I just picked this one up on a lark. I was not sure I could make it through something so outside my normal genres but I enjoyed the ride.
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