I believe I will have to pay attention to the era some books were written in. I do not believe I am one that appreciates a book written in 1859 that apparently was serialized just so the people of the time could figured out. Immediately after finishing this book I read The Gods of Gotham by Lyndsay Faye and could not put that one down. The Woman in White was not such a page turner. The art instructor, a young man, sounded like a grandfather. That alone did not help the continuity of the story as many other older gentlemen characters were involved.
The book started off interestingly enough. Continued rather well. And then when Katie and Jenny hooked up with other survivors it kind of went downhill. Suddenly these two women, who incidentally weren't really playing with a full deck emotionally, considering the circumstances they just endured, walk in like they're taking over. Should you decide to read the story, you will understand the reference to the sexual preference. One is heterosexual and the other appears to be bisexual, but everybody thinks she's a lesbian. She would prefer everyone to continue to think that for reasons you will discover. By the time I got to the end I felt like I had just listened to a chick flick.
Totally entertaining, easily done in one sitting and I expect to listen to this several more times. Rarely does a book actually make me smile, much less laugh out loud!
Must have been relevant for its time, which is sad in itself, but just too much bleakness to even finish. The language was a real turn off. I guess if there wasn't the N-word, there wouldn't have been any stories....
I have not listened to a Tom Lowe book before so I cannot compare it to any of his other works. But if this is typical, I will not be listening to anymore. The female characters were overly dramatic and pitiful. I do not blame that on the narrator. It was definitely the way the characters were written. I did however have to lower the stars on the narrator because the female voices were really bad. Way too wordy and just not a good story. No action and definitely not a thriller.
How people can compare this author to Stephen King or anyone of that caliber is truly amazing. The story just wasn't put together neatly and the narration ruined it. Thank goodness for returns!
Have no idea how anyone made it through the end of this book much less the series. The narration is nauseating!
Kudos to the screenwriter that was able to make this into a movie. Must have been one of their biggest challenges ever.
Half of the book seems to be repetitive biographies of the contributors to the book. The incidents themselves were lacking although I'm sure not so to the individuals involved.
Could not get past the narration. Gave up after two hours. Even the story line could not keep me interested.
How anyone could ever give this book a one star is unbelievable to me. Ceecee and her adopted assorted family members make you wish you could be part of all their endeavors. Sure, this book does have its sad parts, but the fun parts are amazingly fun! And with Jenna Lamia doing the narration, so much the better.
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