This is a book of short stories. All of the stories are good. With that said, there were probably two stories that, on a scale of 1 - 5 I would rate about a 3 but the rest were really interesting. As you can see it has multiple narrators which is really nice. All in all this is definitely worth the download. I listented to the stories one after the other and enjoyed them all. The last one is the longest and kindda started to lag for me so I was glad when it was over but it did hold my interest. Fortunately the narrator was good.
Too much melodrama. This is an example of an author that has an idea. Opens with an interesting beginning and then fills the book with a lot of filler (because she doesn't have much to say) waiting to get to the end. You ever watch DWTS or Amer Idol on results show night? You watch an hour of filler waiting for the last 5 min to see who goes home. I was out walking listening to this book and started talking out loud saying "ok, let's move this along". There was a guy in his back yard, (while I was walking) he may have heard me. lol. This woman (in the book) arrived at the San Francisco airport and instead of the author saying she arrived, retrieved her luggage and left, she spent paragraph after paragraph (after paragraph) about all the folks in the airport, what they looked like, what their luggage looked like, how they might resemble their luggage, who they might be meeting at the airport, who looked like they were meeting their sister at the airport (this woman had just lost her sister) and what their greetings looked like. I mean! I could not. This book was making me irritable. I had to stop. I do not listen to books to get irritated. I could not finish this book.
Sarah Thebarge tells her personal story of cancer survival and unconditional love for a refugee family. Her memoir is well told with frankness and humor. Very empowering for those going through a traumatic illness and those who are not. Will especially resonate with women - a story of how you can find strength in yourself, you can be enough without needing a man to complete you.
Night Music hit all the right notes (ha ha). :-) I really enjoyed the story and the narrator was very good. The story is good from the beginning to the end with no boring parts. I'm also glad the author knew when to end the story and did not extend it longer than necessary.
I loved this book. I was completely enveloped in the drama of Tinashe's life. The setting, in Zimbabwe, so different from my own was very interesting and a good minor history listen. I found myself going online to learn more about that period of time and what took place. The narrator, Adetomiwa Edun was awesome! He did not just read the book, he BECAME Tinashe. Doing a search on his name online, it is not surprising to learn he is an actor in England. I could listen to him read the proverbial phone book.
The first 8 hours of this book were good but then the last 3 hrs, people started doing things that didn't make sense. I think the author could have done better to advance the story without making those plot decisions. Also, the story was at least 2 hrs too long. I was ready for her to wrap it up long before it ended. Overall it was a good book. I would recommended it.
I almost gave up on this book at the very beginning because it has a slow start. But after about the first two hours I was hooked. This is a very good story. The narrator speaks slow but it is just right for the story being told. I really really enjoyed this book and actually slowed down listening to it toward the end because I didn't want it to end but then speeded up at the very end because I wanted to know what happened. :-) I highly recommend.
I enjoyed this book. The narration was very good. While it involved elements of WWI it was more of a human story, not a war story. The story involved topics there were not talked about in the open in 1919 - 1920. Very interesting.
I really really really enjoyed this book. The narrator and story were excellent! I felt like I was *watching* a movie even though I was listening to the story, the narration was so good. The story is deep and completely unpredictable with no stereotypes. At times I would say ok well that happened so this is going to happen but no it wouldn't happen. And then at another point in the book something would happen so I would say ok so now this is going to happen and no, it wouldn't happen. Oh! Such a good book! I was crocheting sometimes during the book and I would be so engrossed at some points that my hands would be frozen in the air for several minutes! If you want an engrossing book, I highly recommend this one.
I listened to it all the way through which is saying something for me because if I don't like a book I will not force myself to listen to it just because I purchased it. Life is too short for something I'm suppose to be doing for pleasure. I believe this was the first in a series and I think the stories might get better so I may try another one. Just an intuition I have. The narrator did well.
I enjoyed this book. The narrator was terrific and the plot was very interesting with great pacing. I listened to it every chance I could get. The story follows three different characters so it was quite interesting. I highly recommend.
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