A Brief Lunacy starts slow and finishes at a snail's pace. Ms. Edris's reading is at times even difficult to listen to. I found myself caught in an ongoing debate. Was it lame writing or limp reading that made this book so difficult? The writing is rather simplistic, at times even dull though the story line evolves into an interesting tale. It finishes weakly, leaving Sylvie somewhere out there, still struggling. Ms. Edris struggles to try to
express affect as she reads and never seems to get with it. Carl becomes the most interesting character in contrast to Jessie who never really seemed real. I cannot, overall, recommend this book to anyone.
I really like Kay Scarpetta and Patricia Cornwell has written another generally good tale, disappointed as I am in Marino's misadventures. But, needing to be said is the fact that Narrator Reading has managed to mispronounce nearly every word of science or medicine that she comes across. Everything is phonetic for her. Could she not have talked to someone, anyone in medicine or science to learn how words of art should be pronounced? It happens again, and again and again. She slaughters the language but overall manages a decent tale.
I am a Turow fan and was surprised and ultimately extremely pleased with his marked departure from his more common story line. Plot, theme and character development in Ordinary Heroes kept me in my car in parking lots and in my garage long after I had arrived at my destination. The postscript - interview with the author - brought the book to an exceptionally nice conclusion. Thank you Scott Turow and Audible.
Delightful Waller and follow up to some of the characters derived from/related to The Bridges of Madison County. Great Midwestern tale revolving around too common politics of our time.
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