Yes, and I have!
It's like a far less witty Discworld book easy on the Britishisms.
Skinner the dog. I would listen to Skinner's inner monologue forever!
Overall, I enjoyed this book, but didn't love it.
I... don't think anybody will enjoy it more. Someone reading book #13 in a series will be reading it to continue the story. This book was so boring it invented new ways to be boring I had no idea could even exist. By book 13, either know your characters well enough to write them well, or know your audience well enough to understand how the reader will react to a void in the story we've been reading for 12 enjoyable novels. This contained no character development, no suspense, no surprise, nothing to connect with the listener and no reason to exist at all. Brady is a major player in this book, but we still know nothing more about him than we did before, other than a totally impulsive and out of the blue decision at the beginning of the book. Everybody else remains entirely the same, in the same kind of situation, with the same struggles, the same jobs... nobody even seems to have aged - even baby JULIE. Man. Just... huge waste of time.
The performance was fine; Ms. LaVoy turned in good character representations as per her usual.
I recommend everything every written by Mary Roach. Science+Hilarity=WIN. From teenager to senior citizens, I've never met a person who didn't love a Mary Roach book
I saw "the big twist" coming nearly immediately, and so while I liked that part the least, watching how the author would pick the threads out of that knot to form a nice yarn was entertaining.
I've listened to two other G. Flynn audiobooks. Both are worth reading more than this one.
This is one of the first books I've listened to with more than one narrator, and I didn't altogether love that experience. Not only did it make it different to align with the internal picturescape that one naturally forms while reading, but it was... distracting. The female narrator overplayed the main role so far that she landed on caricature, looped around cartoonish, and shot back around to narrator under the power of her own unintentional irony.
Sure. It was entertaining, if transparent.
Like so many of King's works, it's the non-horror books (Green Mile, The Body, 11.23.63) which are often the best STORIES. This one is not an exception. A wonderful yarn, beautifully read. The voice actor, Michael Kelly, was a perfect choice for this story - just the right edge of aimless teen getting to know the man he'll one day be, and the man he became reflecting on the teen he once was.
When one says "Stephen King" one automatically thinks words like macabre, horror, or terror. Such its not the case with this really surprising and refreshing work. Time travel, a love story, history with a twist... It's beautiful.
Saving Camelot and ruining the world, one man's quest for love.
This audiobook was beautifully acted. The very last handful of seconds add a detail which make the audiobook one million percent better than the printed version: music. Just the tiniest but of music during the crucial closing seconds makes all the difference in the world. I cried!
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