This story was inspiring and encouraged my mind to wander and imagine opportunities and new possibilities.
Serendipitous. That's the word for this work. I was pleasantly surprised at the turns and twists of this book, providing a strong case based on history and current events that we are at the beginning of a new age. We have only begun to realize the potential and fruit of massive, cheap, and easy connectivity. For good and bad.
Veronica Roth should not be reading for male characters, unless those characters are Bart Simpson or some other preteen. The character of Tobias is already rather flat, masculine, and one-dimensional, but when voiced as a high-pitched butch female he becomes simply redonculous. Imagine the "romance" between Tobias and Beatrice, the back-and-forth, quite secret conversations...no thanks. Awful!
Multiple performers would have definitely helped. The characters in the book were not written with enough depth to stand on their own.
Abandon all hope ye who enter here: teen fiction. It's getting more and more McFiction. At least there were no vampires!
Perfect for the teen girl. Full of doting male-esque characters, brooding self-absorbed females, and a gentle giant for good measure.
Within one month our protagonist learns to all the basics of self-defense and can apply it against stronger males that have been training for years and years. Fiction indeed!
The best family-friendly audiobook we've heard yet.
Perfect listening for my 6 and 9 year olds. A bit too much for the 4 year old. Had just enough depth as well to keep adults well-interested.
Differentiated the various character's with nuance and proper passion.
It did make one member of the family cry at the end and there were many laughs throughout.
Great length for kids too - four hours or so? Perfect for road trip.
I was looking for an inspirational book about Catholics when I stumbled upon this audible.
Two quick warnings:
1. This book is not really about Father Joe. While Father's influence on the author is inspiring and wonderful, Father remains one-dimensional. I finished this book thinking
Fun little story. Good way to get your mind off things for a bit, and hey, for that reason alone it's worth it's price.
Worth the cost.
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