This is a tautly-written story with absolutely nothing gratuitous. Besides an engrossing plot, it has captivating commentary on the legal system, well-developed, believable characters and a refreshing absence of vulgarity. I hope the author writes a sequel; if not, I anxiously await his next book. It was a pleasure to listen to.
I was engrossed from beginning to end.
David LeDoux was the perfect choice for this book, as it was written in the first person and LeDoux used subtle variations in his delivery to depict the various young, older, male and female characters as though the main character was, indeed, simply telling his story.
Yes, the ending was poignant and provocative.
I wish all novels were as well-written.
Even the excellent narration couldn't keep me interested in this book; 2 hours into the performance and I was still unattached to the characters and their lives. It just wasn't to my taste.
Heartwarming story of a dog's reincarnation through four earthly lives - shines a light on the purity of dogs' perceptions; shines the same light on the cluttered perception of humans. It has inspired me to be the woman my dog thinks I am.
I got engrossed in this story, but was very disappointed at the end. There was no resolution. The story was interesteing and the characters were fleshed out, but why the 'no-ending' ending? Very annoying. Don't bother.
Interesting story, but told with such a 1970's overlay of sexism it made me shake my head a dozen times. Sweeping generalities about the perceived easy life of beautiful women. Listen with amusement and give thanks that our culture is evolving.
I was riveted throughout - got attached to the characters, sympathized with them. However, I think the story would have benefited from an epilogue.
My favorite serial killer, Dexter Morgan, meets his matches in Dexter Is Delicious. I tremendously enjoyed this installment in the Dexter series, although I wish there was considerably less profanity. It's not necessary, detracts from the story, and makes the characters seem a little stupid. Both Dexter's role as daddy and the recently developed complications in his sister's life make me anticipate the next book in the series.
Davina Porter recreates the characters with welcome familiarity. Her delivery is excellent, as we have come to expect. However, the story line is fraught with confusing flip flops and rambling. I enjoyed the other books much more and hope #8 gives the reader more clarity.
From the moment Anna meets the Earl, we know they belong together, but the author maintains the tension of their lives and differences with highly colored, well developed characters and events. I enjoyed this sweet love story very much.
McLarty is a gifted narrator, and I enjoyed his earlier book, The Memory of Running; however I couldn't get past the first 10 minutes of Art In America. The author's use of the f-word is so overbearing and gratuitous that I felt assaulted. Maybe the story shapes up, but the shabby, repetitious writing made me lose interest. My advice: don't bother unless you REALLY like hearing the f-word a LOT. It's a shame, because McLarty is a good enough writer that he doesn't have to resort to this tactic.
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