I read this when it was first released and liked it. I've enjoyed nearly everything written by Ken Follett - he's a great story teller. Not too crazy, however, by the multiple readers, especially the female voice.
I remember Annie Dillard from Pilgrim at Tinker's Creek and hoped this book with give me as much joy as as that one did. I lasted till 1/2 way through the second download and couldn't bear another minute of it. There are too many characters, too many odd names, too many generations and too many stories to tackle in one book. Although the years sped by in this book, the story did not. Nothing ever seemed to be resolved and there was not much to keep my interested. I am obviously among the few who did not enjoy this book. I gave it a go and figure my time is more valuable than being able to say I finished this!
I tend to listen to anything by Baldacci. This one is definitely not one of his best. Very predictable and sophomoric. If you are a Baldacci fan, give this one a miss. Not worth the credit. I gave it 3 stars only because it is Baldacci and hope he does better on his next book.
Grisham does it again!! I had no clue what to expect from this book yet the more I listened, the more I was pulled into the story. This is not a book with a lot of action and cliff hangers - no espionage, gun fights or love scenes. Rather it is the story of a court battle that is extremely well written. It left me wondering right up to the final chapter. An excellent read/listen.
How nice to be able to listen to the wonderful narration of Lisette Lecat telling the tale of another phase of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency! Always a pleasure to slow down a bit and continue the story of Precious, Grace and their families. If you've read others in this series, you certainly won't be disappointed with this one.
I've read other things by this author and was so looking forward to this one. I couldn't seem to get into it. About mid-way through the second download, I called it quits - which I rarely do. I had a difficult time following the names, the background and the story in general. Too bad....I had wanted to like it.
Another Reacher hit. I can see a follow-up here with two of the characters, hope so anyway! My only complaint (shared by someone else who listened to this) was that mid-way during the second download there were several characters introduced. We kept getting them mixed up and confused mainly due to there rather difficult names. Glad I stuck with it (I almost didn't) because things wrapped up nicely.
I could probably pick this book apart but am such a Lee Child/Dick Hill/Jack Reacher fan that I have a sort of unconditional love of the series. Give this one a go.
Tim Dorsey comes up with some of the most ridiculous phrases and situations one can imagine. When I first start one of his books, I think 'no, this is just too much' yet if I listen much beyond 15 minutes, I'm hooked! I typically read spy and murder mysteries and Dorsey is a nice switch to lighten up my listens! Give any of his books a go! I do prefer the previous reader. Serge sounded more Serge-like in the earlier books.
Another beautiful story by Khaled Hosseini. Like his other books, it is filled with sadness, hope and the importance of family. Unlike other readers who did not care for the narrations, they added so very much to the story. All the voices were understandable to me and made the story come alive. This is a story that spans generations and how the endless wars in Afghanistan have resulted in many levels of futility.
I must be the only person who wasn't enthralled over this book. It was okay.....3 stars or maybe 2.5. It just went on and on. By the time I was half way into the second download, I was ready to quit for good figured I was close to the end so finished. I just can't figure out what all the hype was about. The reader was fine and the story was fair. When I saw it had been given 4.5 stars on Audible reviews, I guess I expected more. It's just not all that.
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