Bravo to Rebecca Skloot and even more so to the Lacks family for trusting in her to tell their story in such a well written and loving manner when others had only taken advantage of and exploited them. It is hard for the layperson to understand where the personal story ends and the sicence begins, but this story lays it out in such a manner that grips you and draws you in, and refuses to let you stop listening until you've reached the end. This book is WELL worth the purchase and the time to listen - or to purchase and read. Don't pass this one up - especially if you've ever had a loved one suffer from an incurable disease.
I couldn't download this one fast enough after Tattoo, and I was not disappointed. Lizbeth is one smart, tough cookie, and I am drawn to cheer for her, and want to protect her all at the same time. I truly hated for the book to end, but thankfully, there is a third in the series!
I've read /listened to every book in this series and have enjoyed all of them, even this one, even though it lagged a bit for me (did she really have to have sex every time she saw one of her men????), but it was still worth the credit for me.
The Meredith Gentry series is defnitely my favorite of LKH, and Book 7 did not disappoint me. The narrator, however, was a bit unbelievable. Merdedith should not have an English accent. She was raised American.
If you don't have a sense of humor, you're likely not to enjoy this one. Dark humor abounds in the animal world, and I found myself giggling more than once as I realized certain "animals" reminded me of certain people I know. Some were disappointed in their reviews that Sedaris did not do all of the narration for this book, but I say the narrators were perfect for the characters.
I love a good short story, and since I'm also a LKH fan, I couldn't lose with this one. Her darkly erotic style never ceases to entertain me, and this one was a great option for my daily commute.
I was completely obsessed with finishing this book once I started. At first I was unsure, but after the inital character set up, I couldn't stop listening. I listen during my daily commute, and found myself leaving early and driving slower just to get to listen more. Don't pass this one up!
If read with an open mind, the theories and the subject matter will most definitely make you think about the way we react to the world and other people. Lou Diamond Phillips' narration was very enjoyable.
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