I usually like everything that Grisham does. But I think his 1st foray into the world of non-fiction was not good. This book read more like a newspaper article than a book...all dates and locations.
I enjoyed this book immensely. The main characters were fun. The rhetoric reminded me of how some of my girlfriends and I talk. The story line was good albeit a bit predictable. Worth the time to listen.
Mesmerizing. I couldn't stop listening. It was a wonderful listen but very disconcerting to know that these types of abuse toward women exist. You feel as those you know the characters because the author describes them so beautifully. Every injustice and every blow, I felt personally. First the Kite Runner and now this. Hosseini has captured lightning in a bottle twice now.
Rather predictable but enjoyable. Interesting characters and the prose is very good.
The story was fair. The narration was poor. I thought the story had potential but was disappointed. Just when I thought the story was about to get really good, the author took a turn taking it to a very mundane place. I did listen to the entire book. I have great endurance.
I've never had to stop listening to a book until this. Even if I'm not totally engaged, I can usually find some redeeming qualities. This, however has none. I can't quite decide which was worse; the writing or the narration. Do yourself a favor and save your time and money.
I enjoyed this book very much. Smithson is a hapless character who while not very bright, has some endearing characteristics. The author does an excellent job of characterization and you can't help but empathize with Smithy and his family as they watch their hopes for Bethany fade.
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