Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada | Member Since 2006
I was so disappointed with the reader of this book that, despite it being a fairly average book, I felt compelled to write my first review. I am not sure what she was going for but the constant hesitations and pauses as well as the horrible depictions of a "Canadian"? accent (I am guessing)and the confusing elevations at the end of sentences - making them all sound like questions made the book so difficult to listen to that I almost quit. Too bad since I was excited to find a mystery set in Canada for once.
This book was wonderful. Exciting, funny, interesting. Kind of a slant on apocalypse fiction, which I love. Basically, a person in a situation where they must rely on themselves and build a new reality based on a completely foreign situation. Really surprisingly enthralling. I will listen to it again.
I really enjoy this author. His character development is satisfying and deep without being overdone. I am constantly amazed by his books because though I don't identify with his characters and the story lines are fantastic enough that you can't identify with them either somehow I still can't put them down. They are romantic without sentiment and have an unflinching, direct tone that I find both disturbing and engrossing. A rare find that hits all the right notes. On par with the others I have read of his: The wind up bird Chronicle and IQ84.
This is a really fun read. I loved Harkaway's Gone Away World which is why I picked this one up, and it did not disappoint. He is the kind of author that provides just the right amount of imagination and oddity that the world seems believable - not fantasy - yet has that adventurous quality I long for in a novel. It is the kind of book that sends me back to audible right away in hopes of finding another great journey.
slightly above the middle of the pack
No, but I was curious and finished the book in two days. I enjoyed it.
Unsure only listened to it so can't compare
honest, mildly annoying
I found the author's descriptions and explanations about how her stroke affected her mind both in the moment and after during recovery particularly engrossing. As someone who is interested in meditation, calming the mind and developing strategies for improving brain function her discussion of the right and left brain and her experiences with language loss and reprogramming her brain were fascinating.
It is a quick listen but very thought provoking.
A typical pulp crime novel. The guy is tough, the dames are weak the plot is simple. A bit formulaic and sexist for my tastes.
I'm a big fan of 30 Rock so I really enjoyed hearing a bit more about Tina Fey's life and career. I don't listen to autobiographies often but since I enjoy her sense of humour I thought it was worth a try. I was not disappointed. The book is witty and well written. I enjoyed it thoroughly and broke into laughter more than once.
I really enjoyed the first of this series and the second was quite good too but this one...not so much. The goofy sex scenes almost took over the book and it was just fight after fight. I know, I know that is what makes this series up BUT really. It began to feel like a porn where the plot is just secondary to the fighting and screwing.
This book was just superb. The story was extremely strong and engrossing. If, like me, you are a murder mystery fan but appreciate a long in depth story with good character development and realistic human relationships this book is for you.
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