I loved the diversity of the four main characters, their growing pains, and ultimate triumphs.
After each showing of Downton Abbey, the group has a discussion. While this was not exactly memorable, I enjoyed the comments made by the different characters as it reminded me of scenes from the series.
I thought Ms Cassiday's performance was wonderful. Her accents were spot on and not over the top. The tone and lilt of her voice is quite pleasant, but won't put you to sleep.
There were places where I laughed out loud and there were a couple of places that made me cry (some with anger, some with joy).
I really enjoyed this book. The characters are believable and easy to identify with. You can't help but feel you could be friends with all of them. Watching their friendships grow; seeing them discover their own strength and courage, engaged me throughout the book. I would recommend this to all my fellow Downton Abbey addicts.
It was a really good story. Mr. Hill has a knack for story telling. It was a very pleasant surprise to find that the author is not floating on his father's famous coattails, but can hold his own. He has inherited his father's pull no punches/take no prisoners style of writing.
The Heart Shaped Box. Because it, too, was written by Joe Hill and is also a good listen/read.
I enjoyed Ms Mulgrew's reading. She's got a bit of a raspy voice, but the main character is kind of a raspy gal, so it works out great.
"Christmasland...it's so much fun it'll steal your heart and your soul, if you're not careful."
I look forward to enjoying many more of Mr. Hills books.
I would definitely listen to it again. It's a good scare, but ultimately, it is a book of utter failure, a second chance, and redemption. I'm sure there will be more for me to glean in a second listen or even a third.
I loved The Shining. Even though they are characters in a book, Mr. King writes in a way that makes you care about them and wonder what happened to them on down the road (the ones that survive, anyway). Danny Torrence is one of those characters. You just hope that the kid's life got better. In this sequel, well, it's like I wrote before: utter failure, a second chance, and redemption.
I really enjoyed Mr. Patton's reading. He has a great reading voice and I think he gave wonderful voices to the characters, as well. I especially liked the old Yankee Billy.
I don't want to rename it, but I suppose The Shine Eaters...lame, I know, but you asked.
I really enjoyed this book. Mr. King didn't disappoint. Dan Torrence doesn't start out as a very sympathetic character, but he works and fights his way back into your heart. This book, just like The Shining, has at it's core love in it's many incarnations. And that is the one thing worth working and fighting for.
The enthusiam and perspective that Mr. Smith rights with.
I loved this book. The author not only believes what he has written, but lives it each day. This book will get you fired up to do, rather than to just dream. I have listened to it a couple of times now. I also purchased the e-book so that I can read it and highlight things that stand out and will help me in planning and accomplishing the next 19,816 days of my life.
Listening to Davy Jones talking about his family.
Reading a biography is fine, but when the biographer gets to read his own life it gives a little added extra. The nuances of voice when recalling certain events and memories, gives you an idea of what it was like to live through it. He was a real entertainer and he loved the show. You could tell by listening to him that it was the show that he loved best.
When Davy Jones speaks of his mother's death. You can tell it affected him deeply.
I had the pleasure of seeing one of the Monkee Reunion shows at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel back in 1986. It was a dream come true for me because I "fell in love" with Davy Jones when I was nine years old and have had a life long crush ever since. Being able to hear him read his biography made it "come alive." This book may not be for everyone, but if you were a Monkee's fan, like me, you will enjoy Davy's perspective of life on that run away train.
This was well written, well researched and documented book. I liked the fact that there was some scientific evidence to back up what was written. After reading it, I do believe this case is indeed closed.
If you have ever read any books, watched any movies and/or television biopics, and/or watched any documentaries on Jack the Ripper, you will find this a fascinating listen. Ms Cornwell presents her research and builds a case, both circumstantial and forensic, against Walter Richard Sickert, a famous artist and painter of the day. I do believe this is one of the great mysteries solved. I wonder if Ms Cornwell would turn her attentions to another great unsolved mystery: The Black Dahlia.
A wonderful who done it in the style of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple. Only our heroine is younger, titled, and penniless. Or should I say shilling-less. Smart, sophisticated, and determined is our Lady Georgie. She has some brains to boot and sets about helping the police figure out who is behind all the "accidents" that have been happening in the quiet little village.
I don't think it kept me on the edge of my seat, but it kept me intrigued. The characters are engaging and the narrator's voice distinctions help keep everyone of them straight.
No. I haven't, but I am currently listening to the first one: Her Royal Spyness.
This is a fun listen, especially if you are an Agatha Christie fan. Give it a go. I think you will be delighted with the results.
Yes. It's a good story. A cautionary tale of the price that is paid for owning that "must have" item. It is a look into the human psyche.
Not on the edge of my seat, but it was engrossing just the same.
I've heard a few of his stories as read by Stephen King. While he is not the world's greatest actor, he is a very good narrator. And (most of the time) I enjoy listening to an author read his or her works. What I most enjoyed is that he can do a bonafide Maine accent (since he is from Maine) when it is called for. Since this story takes place in Castle Rock, Maine, the accent is called for. You also get a sense of wicked glee in his reading. I think he enjoys narrating almost as much as he enjoys the writing.
I'd like to take Polly Chalmers and Alan Pangborn out to dinner. They are the two most forthright charactors in the book. Even though Polly falls under the spell of Mr. Gaunt, she has an inner struggle with her common sense "Yankee" self and comes out better than most. Alan has his own struggles not related to a needful thing until the very end. However, he realizes the false note in the video, helping to break the spell that Mr. Gaunt has cast over the entire town. It would be interesting to know their take on why owning a needful thing can be so powerful as to enduce people to play "tricks" on their neighbors.
It's a very good book. Well written and thought provoking, even as it blooms into horror. What needful thing would you; would I be willing to pay for with a handful of change and a prank that no one would associate with us? Food for thought, that.
I never read the print version so I couldn't say
I enjoyed it because you could tell the narrator was the same age as the protagonist. It was refreshing getting the perspective of the young man read by a young man.
I think it's when Sam (Samantha) kisses Charlie and tells him that she wants him to be kissed the first time by someone that cares about him. In light of the fact that Charlie is in love with Sam, it is bittersweet and beautiful.
Charlie. He's the main charactor and he goes through some amazing, terrifying, and ultimately enlightening experiences. And he tells of these experiences with such straightforward honesty.
I like that it is written in letter form and that Charlie always signs off the same way, "Love always, Charlie." I love the honesty of this charactor and all the charactors. It's a good listen.
Sure. I enjoyed listening to Sissy Spacek reading the book; especially since she played Carrie to perfection on the big screen.
I read this book years ago. It seems Mr King has filled out the gauntness of the book in the intervening years. I'm glad. It was a good story and now a better one.
See my comment above. And she is a really good actress.
Glad I purchased it.
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