The kind of book that makes you late, just too hard to turn it off. The Heinlein of our time.
Listen if you want romance. Do not listen if you want historical fiction, sci fi, or insights into modern Wall Street. Other than a couple of sentences stuffed with financial buzz words, this writer demonstrates no knowledge of the workings of Wall Street. It seems that she picked it as a backdrop because Wall Street has been in the news over the past few years. She could grab on to some stereotypical characters but it lacks the support of knowing the subject matter. It is 100% romance. I try to avoid Chick Lit at any cost unless it delivers the well-constructed grounding in history and Sci Fi that Diana Gabaldon has mastered.
I almost gave up on this book for the same reasons as the others who gave it low ratings. Tired of the boring old lady dialogue, I fast forwarded 3 minutes and then went "what?" I backed up and realized the back story was over. It was interesting from that point on. Still a feel good book but that's what I was in the mood to hear. It is not instant gratification. It's a slow and fulfilling story.
I had read Connie Willis' book, To Say Nothing of the Dog. It was lighthearted, historically interesting, fun. This was dark, dismal, historically interesting and so depressing. A good read if you don't mind death, pestulence, putrification. I couldn't wait for it to end.
This is a tale well-told, both by the author and the narrators. I was a child in the 60s and knew these events were real. This book presents the difference between hearing the news and living the news. Yes, real people were treated this way. Are we doing it again with tent cities and rising rates of hunger during this economic storm?
If Zane Grey's books sound like cliche cowboy stories, it's because he invented the genre. His writing conveys an authentic voice of the times about which he wrote. If you don't Westerns, you probably won't like it. If you like that period in history, this is as good as it gets. This particular recording is lower quality. However, the narrator is a delightful story teller. I recommend the book and this particular production.
Great book but where's the sequel? I've written to Blackstone and to Audible but can't seem to get a response. Is anyone else interested in hearing Book II, The Silver Hand before Book III, The Endless Knot? Nothing worse than loving a book and not being able to get the sequel.
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