This book is very accurate in it's setting. The characters are flawed and believable. The story is a twist on a typical murder mystery.
It is like all murder mysteries, it is always the person you least suspect but at the same time you already know who the murderer is and who actually does the dirty work. It is very much like The Fugitive.
If you like murder mystery this is the book for you. It has all the twists and turns needed to hold your interest. The characters are perfectly flawed. There is no new way to make a cliche subject like murder mystery but False Mermaid does a great job with round characters and beautifully drawn settings.
I would recommend it to a friend who likes reading realistic books. If you are a romantic and want a happy ending Graham Greene seldom offers that in any of his books.
I liked The Quiet American better. The story was more vivid and the characters more realistic.
Colin Firth has that classy English accent that really brings the characters to life. It would not work as well if the narrator had to fake an accent.
Yes, can't go wrong with any Graham Greene books if you don't mind seeing the world for what it really is and the people that really exist in it.
You have to like Graham Greene to enjoy any of his novels. For Americans ease into this author with The Quiet American or Our Man in Havana to understand better how Greene weaves actual historical events into his books. (It is easier for Americans to relate to the character 1. because one of the main characters is usually American & 2. the events are usually things taught in American History 101.)
The story is ten thousand times better than the movie. Oz is a magical place and makes listeners nostalgic for a simpler time i.e. childhood and the innocence that comes with it.
I loved when Dorothy enters the China City. It was not featured in the movie but it should have. The China City adds to the magic of Oz.
She is a wonderful actress on screen but an even better voice actress. She really brings the characters to life.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz sends you not only to Oz but brings you to a simpler time.
Wonderful book, wonderful narrator and you can't ever go wrong with a classic.
This is a must read. No matter how educated we are as part of the free world, we do not fully understand our world. Human beings are capable of some horrible things but this book is a great example of the good in those who have the courage to change their destiny and that of a nation. This happened and how funny we do not have any idea it even happened.
This is a book all its own. You can't compare one woman's tale to another because there are so many similarities but vast differences as exemplified by Leyma Gbowee's story.
Leyma Gbowee, though I've heard Leyman's actual voice. I liked that Ms Scott didn't fake a Liberian accent.
A great moment to self evaluate after reading this.
This story is the story of every woman. Mothers, if you want your daughter to grow up to make a difference make sure they know where to start, by helping their fellow women. If we make the world a better place today maybe our daughters will have a better future tomorrow. This story is a must read and a good project for mothers and daughters to embark on together.
It is a simple listen. The author presents a problem, the pros and cons of some possible fixes, and then a suggestion for the listener to make a difference.
She is very versatile. She also narrates the "Pretty Little Liars" series and her voice is totally different in this narration.
Yes and no, the material is sometimes hard to digest but it was hard to hit pause.
Not for the faint of heart.
The reader did not differentiate enough between the voices. There was no emotion in her voice. The story line didn't help either.
The story is so predictable with too many twists and turns trying to stay away from being a cliche but the book was trying too hard. The idea of following a couple through the ups and downs of infertility was a great idea, not a common subject. Where the author went wrong was adding way too many other issues.
How the main character rose and fell in life, love, and career would have been enough. I disliked how the story focused so much on the affair and how cheesy it was that she kept forgiving her loser husband. It is unrealistic that a driven woman would stoop to being some jerk's obligation.
Annoyance, the story didn't make sense. The main character must have some real issues with her father to let her husband walk all over her self respect. The story didn't make sense at all.
The subject of infertility was just a back drop for some cheesy story about some jerk and his whore girlfriend. I think this book does a great deal of injustice to the subject which would have made an interesting read.
The story captures not just emigrant mothers and American daughters, but all mother daughter relationship. The author did a great deal of research with the military aspect of the story, she used the correct terminologies. She also did a great job capturing the essence of all mother daughter issues.
It was predictable.
The voice contrast and the accent was a great transition tool. I liked their performance.
I wouldn't the title works.
Though the main character was Japanese I think the typical emigrant military wife could appreciate this book. I think it is hard to be a military wife but even harder to be foreign to our culture and way of life.
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