I so enjoyed all the previous Odd Thomas books, so I was happy to download this one, but I was actually not really thrilled with this story. I found it predictable, and not very involving.
This story takes us through growing pains of a child that most of us cannot imagine, embedded with risk taking and intrigue that while grand, is most believable. I loved all the characters, they are rich, extremely varied and yet fit into this puzzle very well. I will miss the characters that I have come to know. The narration is beyond great. Such and enjoyable story!
while the story was a little interesting, I just felt that it was too unbelievable. The things that Bernadette gets herself into, almost serendipitously, were just too over the top. It starts out well, but then just leaves you thinking, no freaking way.
This book was such a gratifying story to listen too. My mother was a child while the war went on around her in Hamburg, Germany, and so I couldn't help but picture her while listening day after day. The story is sweet, scary, sassy, touching and takes us back to a time when the most atrocious happenings were going on, while naiveté and innocence of children was still the norm. I loved the characters and I cannot praise the narrator enough, for bringing them all to life within my mind. It is a story I am sure to read again someday, and one that I shall not soon forget. I had a great time.
After reading so many good reviews of this story, I decided to give it a shot. The story was sort of interesting, with a fresh kind of idea, but the narration was just grating and over the top. Now, I understand that the emotions of the characters were supposed to be over the top, because of the circumstances, but the screeching, screaming, abrasive way that their words were delivered left me unable to finish the book, even after turning the volume down and preparing myself for another incident to occur. I JUST COULDN'T TAKE IT!!!!!!! (as Ericksen would have stated it- )
I have been waiting anxiously for quite some time for Flynn to have a new audio book after having so been entertained by Sharp Objects and Dark Places. Gone Girl was great! The twists are there, you think you know where it's going and you may be partially right, but then there is a turn you don't anticipate. I just loved the book and the narration was flawless.
I really enjoyed the Charm School. I downloaded this book a month or so back and had forgotten what it was about. I then listened to it cold without any idea of the gist of the story. I found the characters to be very believable and was sympathetic to their situations. the story was well thought out, and flowed well, with much believability to it. The narration was also done very well.
Having just listened to the Stand, this was not the best novel for me to pick, as there were many similarities; end of the world, survival of the remaining, etc. But it was entertaining, and there were clever twists that kept my attention. The naration was done very well.
Having read this book years ago, I really enjoyed the revisit. With the addition of the new "old" pages, I was happy to listen to something familiar and yet new. Stephen King is a detailed story teller, and I love how rich all the characters are. I feel like I know them. Great story of good vs evil. Once again King has entertained!!!
He loves music, he was an addict. Yep, just what I thought. It was interesting to hear some of the detailed stories of Richards' life, but towards the end, I just wanted him to get on with it already. My heart went out to the children, because they were born into the madness without a choice. Very selfish to share that with someone who can't be in charge of their own decisions, so I found myself being judgemental because of that.
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