I've read and enjoyed lots of Lisa Scottoline books. Most of them are more lighthearted than this one. The story is interesting and makes you think about what you'd do if you had a similar moral dilemma. it has a bit of a fairytale ending, but I still liked it alot. Highly recommended!
The way that the characters become real people that you really care about.
I can't say without giving away the story. But I really cared about what happened to Kell, so every moment that pertained to him was memorable, maybe especially his mother's death and the way he reacted.
Kell. I want to see what's happened to him since the end of the story. OK. I want to take Arthur Opp out too, to see if Kell changed his life like I think it did.
The story builds and builds to the climax and sometimes I wanted to be able to skim through it (like you can when you read text) so I could get there. But listening forces you to hear every bit of this wonderfully written book and you realize how important that is so that you can truly understand these characters.
I don't know. I haven't read it. But I can't imagine that a movie that doesn't have the great narration and the wonderful metaphorical writing would be as good.
The beautiful writing, especially the voice of the narrator.
He read it perfectly.
I loved it. Mostly I'd say I cried.
The story is great but it's the language that makes this such a wonderful book.
Well, Theo, obviously. But Pittu performed all of the characters perfectly. His Boris was also outstanding. He does it all--accents, male/female, the right emotions.
This was a GREAT book. You really get pulled into the story and start feeling like this boy is real. Sometimes he does stupid things and you want to shake him. Other times, you just feel so sorry for the tricks life has played on him. All of the characters were developed to the point that you knew them and what made them tick. This is one of my all time favorite audio books.
A condensed version.
Probably not, but it might just be the roles they were reading. Julia's voice was so whiny. Kirby's was too high.
many many chapters, all the endless whining/explaining by Amy. Most of the middle. The plot did not warrant such a long drawn-out book.
While the basic, "whodunnit" is kind of interesting at first, this book drags on and on. Neither character is particularly likable. About halfway through, I actually asked someone who'd read it to tell me what happened so I wouldn't have to listen to the whole long boring story to get to the end. She gave me a hint and I skipped about 20 chapters and listened to the last couple. I felt completely ripped off and disgusted by the ending.
He talked and talked, belabored his points, and there was no story or plot.
I thought it was going to be great based on the reviews, but it didn't keep my attention at all. Listening to it while stuck in a traffic jam, all I could do was wish I had something more interesting to listen to.
He was fine.
Just boredom and disappointment.
I truly don't understand why people love this book and why they made a movie of it. Maybe I should have tried to continue past ch. 14, but I was afraid I'd fall asleep while driving.
Although this book is very long, I enjoyed it very much. Of course I already knew there are big problems in Palestine and Israel, but this book gave me a much understanding of the issue, while being interesting and entertaining, too. An intelligent novel.
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