Longmont, CO, United States | Member Since 2011
While I had a hard time believing that the characters would use such elaborate language - I really enjoyed the book. The narrator perfectly captured Hazel and I could hear her breathing struggle. This is one of those YA books that you have to read because you will enjoy it, cry during it, and be cheering on the characters throughout it.
I would probably give the overall rating a 3.5. This was a cute, sweet story about a group of school kids with one social outcast. It is charming because it reminded me of what kids are like at that age. This book is really aimed at kids, and while I enjoyed it - I don't think I was in the mood for a young adult/kids book. I have recommended this book to my friends who are parents. I think this would be a good book to listen to with kids.
I liked the story and I enjoy the characters from previous stories coming together for this Christmas tale. I listed to the audible version - and I did not like the narrator as much as the narrator in some of his other books. Christopher Moore remains one of my favorite authors.
Good narration. I wanted someone to tell me all of these things years ago. However, lots of insight and I feel that I can use the information as I am at a turning point in my career.
This was okay.... but left me wanting more insight, more inspiration. It was meh....
I tried this out - since a friend gave it a 5 star review. I have been listening to audio books all year - and this was a dramatization - from a BBC radio program. I thoroughly enjoyed the added sound effects that helped to create the scene. However, I was getting lost between the different actors/voices and I think I would have preferred to hear the original. Overall, I liked the story - and I will give Agatha Christie another try. I just think I will look for the actual book version next time, instead of the dramatization.
I liked the beginning of the book - but it seemed to get too complicated. I lost interest about mid-way through.
I listened to this audilble book twice. It was EXACTLY what I needed as I consider my current work situation. I am in Human Resources, and I will definitely recommend this book to my colleagues and anyone who gives advice or coaching to others. However, I would not recommend this to someone who cannot be objective about their situation. If you are too emotionally involved in a decision (about quitting) than you will only hear what you want to hear in the book. The book is too short and some comments need more explanation or more clarification. If you don't think about the decision objectively, you may only chose the decision that you emotionally want.
I have a tendency to hold great respect for classics. I was actually disappointed in this audible book. I think this is a case where the tv / animated short on this was better than the book. I did not like the narrator.
Book was okay. I liked it for a majority of the book, but towards the end I just wanted it to be over.
I really enjoyed the free first chapter from Audible. However, listening to the full book was a little disappointing. The lead character seemed to annoy me. Plus the ending was a little too convenient.
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