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I have been a fan of this tale for many years. I was excited when the Claire Danes narration became available. I was not disappointed.
Margaret Atwood has managed to tell a futuristic tale in such a way that it almost remains timeless. The technology mentioned in the book is just detailed enough as to its sophistication but not detailed enough to lend itself to dating the story.
To imagine a world where women essentially become brood stock is unthinkable but yet, is it? Changes don't happen overnight. Ideas creep into our society and our world views slowly adapt until we normalize the outrageous.
This story really makes you think.
I listened to this book while cleaning out my cold room and I say this simply because it had such an impression on me that I will never forget doing that mundane task. I was mesmerized by this story that made me want to cry, to vomit, to scream. It was one of those books where I wanted so badly to interfere and guide the main character in the right direction, but would that be better? Mo Hayder's ability to visit the minds of characters who are abhorrent human beings was astounding. To say I loved this story as much as I was sickened by it seems odd but there is just no other way to put it. This story drove home the point that ignorance is bliss. Damien Goodwin was an outstanding narrator. I still get a cold shiver when I think of this novel.
This story was my first introduction to Mitchell Hogan and it did not disappoint. Sorcery and adventure are always fun but only if it is actually believable. When an author does it right, the magic makes sense and the world created does not contradict itself. There are rules and "culture" within which the characters make decisions and choose to act. The world feels real and the characters have substance.
Oliver Wyman as narrator makes the story even better. It was a win! Thanks Audible!!
I really enjoyed this story. It was relatable and didn't seem far fetched. The main character Kurt has some depth and although some of his behaviour is questionable (when it comes to the ladies), it doesn't come out of nowhere - he has reasons for his actions that are also relatable.
I will give the next in this series a try for sure.
I was curious to see what kind of detective story Harry Potter's creator came up with and I thought it was brilliant!!
The narrator was terrific and really drew me into the story.
Another win! Thanks Audible!
Looking for more authors in the style of Stieg Larrson and Jussi Adler-Olson, I stumbled across this book. Although the narrator was fantastic, I was disappointed with the story. The characters, other than the main detective, didn't make me want to invest in the plot. I may try another book by this author, but not for a while.
I wrote a few titles for this review, but none of them seemed to fit. It was unlike any other book I've listened to set in WWII. The soldiers hide in plain site desperate to survive Nazi Germany, but at what cost?
Fantastic story, superb narrator - Jussi Adler-Olson knocks it out of the park. Another winner. Thanks audible!
This series is just fantastic. There are many layers to Hogan's characters and that's what makes them feel so real. The narrator was outstanding. If you are looking for a series packed full of magic, intrigue, action and deception, this is for you! Another winner! Thanks audible!
The Marco Effect is another superb story from Department Q. I love the guys that work this department. They are so ordinary but yet so interesting I just can't wait to hear what they are investigating next.
This is a terrific detective story with excellent narration. The whole series is excellent if you are a fan of this genre. It is smart and fun.
Another win! Thanks audible!
Ken Follett has knocked this one out of the park! I loved this book for so many reasons. The characters, the stories, the narration.....everything. If you have followed this trilogy you will love this instalment. If you haven't explored this series or this author and historical fiction interests you, this is a must read!!
Big win!! Thanks audible!!
I have tried twice to listen to this book but I just can't do it. Joanne Harris is one of my favourite authors with the Chocolat series but this story doesn't interest me at all. It has plenty of intrigue and the characters are fleshed out well but it is the general theme that I just don't like. I feel like this story has been told a million times and I am sick of it.
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