I choose to listen, even though it didn't get great reviews. I was not disappointed. The story reminded me of the old Afterschool Specials. Kind of predictable, but not bad if you allow yourself to just go along for the ride. You know 10 minutes in that there will be a lesson to learn by the end of the story. That was OK too, I found myself chuckling and shaking my head throughout. All and all, kind of forgettable but not a bad way to spend your time.
Sweet, funny, nothing offensive. Ready Freddy came right one time for my son's first tooth! This story made it easier for him to process the event.
Freddy, of course!
Oliver lends the character lots of personality.
Nothing extreme. Just lots of laughs.
Ready Freddy is a family favorite!
My 9 year old loves it, and so did I! Jiggy comes off a bit snarky. Which kept me from giving it 5 stars. He's just slightly disrespectful, something I wouldn't necessarily want my son to emulate. Also, some of the jokes went over his head. But that's ok. Overall it was a funny, and adventurous story.
I actually read this story twice. For some reason, I didn't really care for it the first time. I didn't like the stereotypical set-up of the 2 wives.
Ayana Blue come off as too perfect and proper. and Yasmine, the Ex-wife come off as
koo-koo crazy! Their personalities were really off-putting.
But, on the second reading, i got more into the story. Which was quite good. Lots of good twists. Good ending, worth the re-read.
This story reads like one of those "true crime" episodes on tv.
Sad-sack Charlie Rowan's life has always been on the "dead-end" track. He's a cage-fighter that fights for free, he owes some small time drug dealers some cash. So he decides to make the dash by playing dead. Only problem is, he doesn't leave the very small town in which he resides. To earn some cash to "maybe" leave town, Short-sighted Charlie decides to hold up a gun store.
It kind of goes down hill from there. Sort of a "how not to live your life " story. A bit dry in it's set up and delivery. But pretty good story.
First of all, Thank you Audible, for giving us this opportunity! Had this not been in the "freebies" list I might have overlooked this GREAT opening episode
This was a really good first run. Individuals across the country wake up to a seemingly empty world, The story is very much in the style of Stephen King. The author really fleshed out his characters, which to me is very important to a story. There's even a serial killer! Anyway, the big mystery is, of course, What happened. Is it an alien invasion? Some strange world war? Or what?
I know its not an original concept, but thus far, it's a really good story! I look forward to part 2.
NO. Not if any of them are like this one.
I don't know, maybe something that has DIALOG.
Anything would be better. This "You Jane, Me Tarzan' thing is NOT for me. And some female readers do a good job with male voices, this isn't one of them.
This was mostly my fault. I came into this knowing that this is not my usual forte. But I wanted some light reading. After scanning the reviews, and hearing that this was better than the previous books, I decided to give it a try. Wow, I'd hate to read the other books!
Oh, Yes. This was a book I picked up on a whim, as a trade for another that didn't quite fit. I'm glad I did. The author actually did her research on a subject, foster care,that I don't know much about. You always hear these dramatic, horrible stories about greedy foster parents or out of control, throw-away children. But she made it real, Potential parents who have holes in there lives and children who need a safe place and someone who cares
There was a lot to like. So informative. And like I said, realistic people. The main character, Linda, is a single, super-organised ambitious person. She keeps everyone at arms length. To impress her boss, she volunteers for a short-term fostering program that he sponsors.The story takes you through the Process. The classes, the security checks, home inspection, etc. The reader, along with everyone in the story, expects her to withdraw. She doesn't even have a pet! She's constantly reminded of the disruption having a child, although a temporary, one would cause to her life.Admirably, she sticks to it. And even grows to anticipate the addition. When she finally meet Lucy, the child, she see alot of herself in her. Withdrawn, shy, damaged. Through the whole process she grows. She has to face some serious demons.
She did a great job representing both adults and children.
Sorry to give so much away. But with this story it's not what was said, it's how it was dealt with. The author kept it "real" and informative too. It was touching without being heavy-handed. I will definitely be reading more form her.
Not a thing. a delightful read.
The most interesting thing was the VERY modern view the author took on the time. The way it dealt with women in the church and homosexuality.
I think it would be Phryne. She has strength, beauty, charm and cash to back it up.
Hum. A mini-series would be interesting.
I think this series is worth exploring.
This was a good story, but not for me. It was like a boy's grown-up fantasy. Regular guy gets to fight monsters AND get the girl.
Um, nothing really. There's a lot of muscle flexing and weaponry. Not really a "girl's story" It had some fun moments, but.....
The main character was pretty cool. Very "aw shucks" type, and kinda sexy, in an understated way.
Yes, get a "chic-lit" book. haha
This was a good story, for the right audience. Lots of action, monsters and fun!!!
I would definitely recommend it! I only for the very twisted ending
No, this is my first.
Stock up on canned meat!!
This story left me reeling. You just don't know who to trust, or how far someone will go to fulfill a social experiment.
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