All the reviews for this book were great, and I really wanted to like it. It moved so slowly, and nothing really happened. I guess it was interesting, but I couldn't stay focused for all 12 hours (even though I did listen to the whole thing ... I often found my mind wandering). Maybe this is one to read.
Adjective. Arousing no interest or curiosity.
Synonyms: drear, dreary, dry, dull, humdrum, irksome, monotonous, stuffy, tedious, tiresome, uninteresting, weariful, wearisome, weary, blah, colorless, displeasing, drag, dry, flat, humdrum, irksome, mundane, piercing, tedious, tiresome, tiring.
Disappointing. Seems to be the life of a relatively ordinary -- although odd -- individual who created a useful tool. Nothing special here.
OK, so if you're looking for a DaVinci Code kind of book, don't let the description fool you, this isn't it. Written well, narrated well, but the story was neither exciting nor interesting. You might want to try something else.
Good book and good narrator. Overall an engaging story. French has done a very good job developing the characters to the point that you actually begin to like and hate them as they make mistakes and and live their lives. Very good listen.
I continue to enjoy these books and their narrators. The story has changed so much from the original Ender's Game, but I enjoyed this one as much -- for very different reasons.
Only the second book ever from Audible that I could not get through. I found the story too drawn out and I found that the narrator, in putting on accents, became too difficult to understand. I really wanted to like it, but 9 hours was just enough!
This was interesting, although not as exciting as a lot of the print reviews led me to believe. Good narrator.
I grabbed this before I saw the movie, and I'm glad I did. The book, as usual, was better (even though the movie was also very good). The book gets a bit rambling at times, but as a whole, it was a very good listen. The narration was good,
Why did I wait so long to read Roots? I don't remember the mini-series, but this book was terrific. Not only is the story powerful, but I found it very interesting when the characters lives are placed in an historical perspective -- for example, when the characters discuss Washington's presidency or Lincoln's addresses. The narration is excellent. Could have gone another 30 hours without issue!
The book itself is fantastic. A very different perspective from other books I've read on the same topic. Even though the narrator (the actual story teller written into the book, not the audio book narrator) tells you how the book is going to end, multiple times, you're never prepared for it. The narration is excellent -- voices and accents are perfect.
This book is funny! It gets a little out of control at times, but that only adds to the insanity. Narration isn't nearly as good as "A Dirty Job" but doesn't detract too much.
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