Yes I think this was one of the most remarkable books I have ever read.
This is an honest book and one about profound vulnerability. It is beautifully written.
This is not a book for folks who lack compassion or are bigots when it comes to the mentally ill or lesbians. For anyone else, it is not a trivial book and stylistically it will not be everyone's cup of tea but it is one of the most remarkable books I have ever read.
Original plot and characters. A storyline that is not contrived.
I listened to The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane. It had a very good balance of an original story and interesting characters. Howe has a nice writing style and Kellgren did a fine job as the narrator. There was even romance - one I liked.
The narrator was not up to the task of keeping in character. One minute she had a faux Scottish accent, the next a bland American one.
The question is which one to keep in? I cannot think of any except for a secondary child character.
I rarely buy romances. I decided to try this one because it was on sale and had so many 5 star reviews. Why anyone would give this a 5 stars is beyond me.
This is for kids but not so much for adults who enjoy the YA for straightforward storytelling, fun and sense of wonder.
The narration was fine but no one character wowed me.
There are a number of YA books I enjoy relaxing with (most recently Allen Steele's Apollo's Outcasts which is not currently at Audible but worth reading). Alas, The Fairy-Tale Detectives cute but not the sort of YA that worked for me but I think kids may like it.
A kind women loves her husband and dogs.
A sensible and bittersweet ending.
In general the theme of love and and the desire to work with the dogs as intelligent beings instead of mastering them as beasts.
This could have been a great book with a bit more editing. There were times when it was repetitive and would have been improved by some of the biographical information saved for a second book. I think Lisa Edwards and her husband Laurence are to be greatly admired for being so patient with Boo. I had never heard of cerebellar hypoplasia and it is amazing how well they did by Boo in giving him what he needed. While I knew that therapy dogs were good for people, I was amazed by some of the stories she related about how effective the dogs were.
I recommend this book for people who are recovering from abusive childhoods. I also recommend this book for those who love dogs or helping people with disabilities
It is saccharine and vapid,
Not bothered to write it.
Drop the forced cheeriness. Performed it as camp.
Amazement that such domestic shlock sells.
I can see why this is favorite book for many. It is intelligent and imaginative. The atmosphere is superb. I purchased a hardcopy of the book and read about 90% of it. I picked up the audio version because it was on sale and I was having a hard time finishing because of a busy schedule and for me, it was not quite a page-turner. I found the narrator to be to slow, so I sped up the reading speed on my iPod which worked out fine and glossed over some of the shortcoming of the narrator.
The Small hand is my favorite type of ghost story. It is not overly drawn-out or gory, simply a curious story with a pinch of the supernatural.
I listened to it before I belonged to Audible (tapes) and really enjoyed it. I purchased it so I can listen to it on my iPod
Shadow is a sympathetic character and while you want him to do well, the plot twists are interesting enough that it OK if it takes him awhile to sort things out.
I specifically choose his narration over the 20th anniversary edition because I could not imagine an overall better job being done.
Coming of age story with romantic and fantastic elements.
I have listened to this book more than once and enjoyed Dunne's narration.
It is a comforting book.
The first time I tried to listen to this book, I was unable to get into it so it sat in my library for a year or more. When I finally gave it a second shot, I was able to wrap my head around it and throughly enjoyed it. It is an odd, post-collapse tale with a richly conceived world and unique characters. Fawn and Dag make an unlikely couple who have adventures in a profoundly disturbed environment. At its core, it is a well written and optimistic coming of age story written by a master writer. I listened to it for the third time (start to finish) when I had to put my beloved 13 plus year old greyhound to sleep. I felt utterly miserable for days and was sliding into an emotional funk. On a hunch, I decide to listen to Beguilment on the off chance it could lift my spirits - which it did admirably so.
Rewrote it with a focus on improving the character development and overall quality of the story.
I doubt it.
If you like unchallenging cozies with stock characters, you may like this.
The characters were flat and the prose struck me as amateurish. Maybe this writer develops in later books but I would pass on this one.
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