I would recommend but with caution. It was pretty long and drawn out and though artfully written it was like treading through a dream. Some parts seemed disconnected. With that said, however, there were some incredibly thought provoking parts....particularly in the beginning with the ideas that the main character is dead - and how does he really know he is no longer here.
The most interesting was the idea of the strory was the mosiac and the role of chaos with respect to the mosaic. This was amazing and outstanding!! It definitely changes your view of life after death - or rather what comes after the end. Forever changed my view of chaos and the role it plays in life (or afterlife) if one ascribes to it!
Favorite character by Victor Bevine was Isabelle - and her amazing, flawless accent.
It did remind me some of What Dreams May Come. Scarlett Johansen for Isabelle and Jude Law for Vincent
The credit was worth it for the accent, the mosiac and the chaos!
This was a really nice story - not twisted plots but great characters. One reviewer wrote if you like fairy tales you would like this story and this is very accurate. Well spent credit about life in a little NC town, complete with southern drawl. Sweet!
This story was excellent AND the narrator was also wonderful! (I am so glad I didn't let the poor reviews of this narrator dissuade me!!)
An absorbing historical romance with charming characters -- I loved this book and did not want it to end!! So sad to see that Audible doesn't have Ransom - the next in the series (hint, hint!)
The narrator does whisper and like another reviewer said the dialogue between Judith and Ian is outstanding -- pillow talk really and so seductive..... The whispers of the elders only added to the charm of these Scottish Warrior leaders.
This book was awesome! Great plot and very well developed characters. I never really thought about how a volcaic erruption would progress, but the author did a fantastic job of describing the impact through the various stages of devastation; the effect makes it impossible to stop listening!! The Aquarius as the central character having an engineering background investigating the interruption of the water supply works really well. The love interest is a great addition and also the fates of the various characters is very well done. The narration was perfect.
Excellent read and very well spent credit!
I really liked this book. Very light and easy going -- no major drama and no twisted plot or characters (thankfully delivered from the sickies in this book). A little predictable in places and definitely could have lived without the 120 reasons why her place was a better place to live, but good story overall. The dog was an excellent character and helped connect all the pieces of the story and people together. Interesting insight into the restaurant scene and made me wonder about the behind the scenes of all the coking shows. A great little read and well spent credit.
Oh - AND the beginning of the book gives website information for recipes!.....it seems the book is sprinkled with recipes throughout.... I haven't checked it out yet, but some of the dishes referred to would be great recipes to have!
I liked the Life of Pi......It kept me entertained - but it was far from deserving of 5 stars. There were parts that were completely gruesome to the point where I was nearly ill. The narration was good, but some of it really dragged - and just about the point where I thought I couldn't stand any more; the adventure brought him to an island - which was pretty incredible. It would be worth the price of admission to the theater to see how Hollywood handles this part of the book.
It was hard to tell at the beginning who was doing the interviewing; it had the sounds of someone who was watching him in a clinical setting post adventure......had he gone crazy from the experience?
Also the ending and the circular conversation with the Japanese investigators would have been a complete waste if not for Pi's allegory with his story - but this part was pretty drawn out too.
At any rate, I'm not sure I would recommend this to another reader, though I'm happy I read it. It gave me a different perspective of the life of animals in a zoo and also the resourcefulness of someone in a pretty hopeless situation.
Pleeeease tell me how this book got such good ratings. It is extremely hard to follow, jumps all over the place and not much of a story overall. It was like a dream in the sense that there were fragments throughout that seemed little connected. There are not many books that I abandon due to sheer boredom but this is one of those. There are too many really good books out there to listen to something this confusing and lackluster. I really wanted to like this book, but fear I wasted this credit.......
I liked this book a lot!! I Was nearly put off from purchasing because after reading the first in the series and hearing Robin Sachs - is there any other narrator??!!! Of course it had to be a female narrator and once I got past this is turned out to be a great read. A little more gore - or maybe the gore was harder to take from a female wolf - but really great nonetheless!
This was a good story - and comforting in the sense that it didn't completely wow the reader - but still kept you interested enough in it to continue.
I didnt love the narrator though - very nice voice - but didn't seem to fit the character she was supposed to represent
This was excellent!! I'm not usually a Steven King fan and the length of this book almost put me of entirely. Still I was itrigued by the story line and definitely influenced by so many other positive reviews. Once into it I would find myself not being able to wait for my commute to read this book - I didn't want it to end!
I am sure everyone at one time or another wished life "had a rewind button" (as my far too wise 5 year old once said more than 20 years ago) and this was excellent because we always perceive a rewind as a rewrite on our terms. The book did a fantastic job in showing that even little changes effect larger implications and in places this was so bittersweet.
Excellent complex characters and delightful look at life in the 50's also excellent portrayal of the world at that time and the sinister plots behind the assassination.......
Will we ever know the truth......
This was a great book. It starts out a little slow but as it proceeds, the characters take on complex lives and the story line has many unexpected twists and turns.
This is so far superior to the Twilight series - it would make an outstanding movie. Looking forward to the sequel!
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