The story is fascinating and the reader makes it even better. I learned a great deal about the early history of Ireland and its relationship with England and Scandinavia. I look forward to the next installment.
We think of the "Dark Ages" as, well, dark and this book gives insight into the social structure of the times and how sophisticated they were. I was especially fascinated in the womens' role and how much power and freedom they posessed.
I think what made it so listenable were the characters, who were blessed and cursed with personality traits that are so recognizable. Very absorbing.
People who live in a fantasy world
The concept was all wrong. We are supposed to believe that a woman with a heart condition that is so debilitating that she cannot share a bed with her husband, has the energy and the will to coerce her cousin into abandoning her own kids in order to have an affair with the woman's husband to produce a child that the sick woman somehow has the energy to raise. The author could have contrived a more believable plot.
Can't criticize the narrator.
The demented real mother.
How hard is it to contrive a plot that could have happened?
The PI who wrote the book.
The material was so organized and the description so riveting that it kept me fascinated. As a fan of Big Love, the HBO series, I can see where many of the real life characters were the inspiration for the cast of Big Love. It amazes me that the type of child abuse perpetrated by this community is allowed to exist and I am appalled that the CPS of Texas were so derelect in their duty.
No, I never listen to a novel twice.
The ending but I would not give away the ending to describe it.
The scene in the Mexican prison.
An incredibly complicated plan is hatched in prison by a wronged lawyer who was serving a long sentence because he was the fall guy in a scam. For the plan to work, all actions by the protagonist must be perfectly timed and initiated. Fun fantasy. Not as good as most of Grisham's work but fun nonetheless.
I lost patience with the stupidity of the main character, a woman with few qualifications who somehow got a book published about cleaning and organizing. She is supposed to be an expert in her field but fails to recognize valuable objects and collectibles. She was clueless in so many ways. The narrator was semi annoying but I gave her a 4.
I expected this book to be more about letting go of things but it seemed to be so superficial. Glad I only paid $5 for it.
Jodi can take situations in the news and allow us to see all sides, humanizing her characters and making us think about all aspects of a moral quandary. The ending left me beyond satisfied.
This is one book that is complemented by the author reading her own work. Her pleasant, modulated and familiar voice was a pleasure. I have always enjoyed Hollywood insider biographies and this was no exception. Her realization that she is gay is only a small part of the story and far more interesting is her growth as a woman who late in life realizes her worth as a human being. She is a person I would like to know as a friend. She pulls no punches when it comes to describing her relationship with her two ex-husbands. I hope she has a good lawyer.
I have over 200 titles in my library and I must say this book has given me more listening pleasure than any of them. The reader is sublime, the dialogue is wonderful and the insight into canine behavior is amazing. I can't say enough about this book.
Perhaps I learned a little bit more about the subject than I had previously, but it was a great price to pay for slogging through this boring account of every dollar she spent, every person she is or was mad at, or every luxury item she has purchased for her friends. The author's own narration was awful.
I'll save you a lot of time. She might have had sex for money when she was 13. She has a lot of neer do well relatives, some of whom are religious fanatics who feel they haven't bled her enough. She likes luxurious things and she holds a grudge if somebody shows her disrespect. OK, that is all you need to know about Oprah.
If a Nobel prize for the most unbelievable plot existed, this tome would surely get the prize.
We are to believe that an FBI agent is so poorly vetted that she would be assigned to investigate the serial killer who murdered her sister.
That another FBI agent, her boss falls in love with her and they marry after only a few weeks acquaintance.
That another FBI agent, is so jealous of said boss that she hires a hitman to scare the heroine to leave town so she could have a crack at the boss's affections.
That a "liberal" judge allows a serial killer to be unsupervised and unshackled so a psychiatrist can interview him so he then escapes to go after the heroine.
That a trained FBI agent, who knows the killer is loose, enters her own home after obvious signs that it has been broken in to.
The author must be a FOX news fan as she is always taking shots at "liberal" judges.
I will never again waste a credit on this person's work.
I have been a member for five years and have over 200 books in my audio library. This ranks among the top five for plot and character development. Loved it. I hope we can get her next book when it becomes available.
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