I had heard so many good reviews from friends about this book and the whole series but I was really disappointed. The story drags and doesn't really seem to go anywhere. The narrator doesn't help to make this book more interesting either. I found it hard to keep paying attention to the story.
His voice is dull and lacks emotion.
Possibly a different narrator
Someone younger as none of the characters in this story are over about 40.
This book is way too detailed to be listened to. There are too many characters, too many shifts in point of view. Trying to keep track of all this while listening and doing something else at the time is impossible. I got most of the way through the first download and decided I just wasn't enjoying it. The book is probably better read since obviously it has been a best-seller. I might consider this in the future but...there are just too many other good books to read.
The publisher's review didn't prepare me for a fantasy and I don't usually enjoy fantasy novels especially when I'm not expecting it.
I would have given this book overall one star but...it is well written and the author's narration was excellent. This wasn't what I was expecting so I had trouble getting into the fantasy aspect. I do have to admit that I stopped listening about half way through as I couldn't get past one particular chapter in the book. (I won't go into detail on that as those who have already read the book probably know the chapter and I don't want to spoil it for others.) I'm sure that if I had finished the book I would understand the author's point that seeing the dead body in the car triggered a very dark fantasy in this little boy's mind. Since this is MY review, I get to write that I hated the subject matter. Stuff of childhood nightmares isn't something that I choose to read for enjoyment or education.
Kept my attention.
The story kept me guessing.
yes. The narration was well done: however, I didn't like to narrator's voice. I found it annoying.
A different story line. I was expecting something different. I am not into "Hollywood stories" so I didn't find the subject to be interesting. It felt like the same characters, same problems, egomania, addictions, wanna-be's, etc.
The novel jumped around quite a bit and was difficult to follow, which character, what time, where. The ending felt just thrown together to tie up all the pieces.
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