I enjoyed the Drake sisters and the interplay between them. They are a strong and unusual family.
The reading was good. Good use of voice modulation and inflection.
I enjoyed the story. At times, I found it hard to follow all the bad guys.
I didn't like the voice he used for the female lead. He was trying to sound feminine, but ended up whining.
I can see this book as a movie. It has a lot of action and covers a lot of the globe. It would probably be another "Jack Reacher" type movie.
This was a spy mystery covering a lot of territory.
I will definitely try another Mercedes Lackey book. This was a light, very enjoyable read.
I enjoyed the way the author brought a twist to the old Cinderella tale and interwove other fairy tale characters into the story. It was quite fun to suddenly see a connection to another story I've known all my life. Very creative and Gabra Zachman did a great job on the voices.
Overall, the story was well written, but few of the characters were people I could identify with or found lovable. They all seemed to just whine their way through their trials and tribulations. Some of the characters could have been more interesting but were not well developed enough to become the "friends" often found in books. The story was also a little slow ... maybe because I wasn't caught up in any of the characters.
Since I'm always open to alternative healing styles, I found The Horse Boy to be an inspiring story. I could feel that pain, embarrassment and frustration of the parents in trying to deal with an autistic child. The book is so well written and the reading is excellent. Overall, a story written from the heart.
Me Before You by JoJo Moyes. This is another very well written (but fictional) book that really made me re-evaluate social "norms" and how we choose to life our lives.
The story started with an contemporary on-line world of witches that sounded like it could be fun. Unfortunately, the author never really took advantage of all the opportunities to make an interesting story. I kept putting it down because it was boring. It took a while to get through the entire story. Overall, I'd give this a miss.
Unfulfilled potential for a good, fun story,
The author effectively ran through all the major events in history over a 100 year period with a thread that ties it all together into one life. Very enjoyable, but sometimes you have to pay attention to who is coming in an out of the story. The story is quite whimsical and an enjoyable read.
I loved the elephant!
One Man's Walk through Life
Yes. The author presents me with a lot to think about. I couldn't put it down, though it was pretty obvious where the story would end.
My Sister's Keeper. Similar thought provoking social and medical issues.
Her narrative helps to develop each of the characters.
When the final decision has to be made, I really wondered what I would feel in the same situation. I know what I would do, but it wouldn't be easy.
Excellent book. I recommended it to several friends. It would make a great discussion book for a Book Club.
The science involved in the story was really interesting. The development of multiple "smart characters" (rather than just Pendergast) was a great addition. Some of it was a little to graphic for my taste.
The scenes in the lab figuring out how the genes worked together were really interesting.
I needed to take breaks to keep all the information separate.
Some parts of the story just seemed to go on and on. In between the yawns, there was a terrific story.
Great character development. I love the small town with everyone in everyone's business. Some strange characters and a great love story.
Being chased down the mountain by a crazy ....
Love the story. I've listened to it a couple of times. The characters are very believable. I love the wit and sarcasm in the writing.
The story itself was probably average. It could have been a better story with more action and less talk about "feeeeelings".
Her attempt at a southern accent was horrible. She made our heroine sound like a whining, brainless ninny. It was painful to listen to this.
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