I loved the way the Author went back and forth with the characters...leaving you hang for a chapter or two!
I really don't have a comparison as this was my first experience with Moriarty, she is great!
Oh first of all her Aussie accent! She also has a great way of changing her voice so that you know right away what character she is playing...great!
There were so many moments that moved me and surprised me...If you think you know where she is going, get ready for a major plot twist. Of course the ending moved me the most, anyone who has a family and goes through ups and downs...they will adore this book!
I literally could not put this book down! I stayed up all night listening, waiting for the next twist, I read constantly...I have to say that this Author is now in my top 10!
Oh absolutely! I listen to a lot of books but I always listen to the sample first because I want to hear the narrator, which in this case is the author. It starts out strange sounding in the very beginning...do not be swayed. Gregory Boyle's voice will be in my mind for days, maybe weeks to come!
There were so many, but Feli...OMG I was laughing so hard tears were streaming down my face. His honesty and innocence is so refreshing...you just can't believe he was a gang banger. This really goes for so many of the characters, as sad as the stories are, the kids have a way of talking that just makes you laugh out loud, very loud!
This is my first experience with Gregory Boyle but it will not be my last! I was riveted, the book was about 6 hrs long and I did not move!!! I could not believe he is Irish Catholic because his Spanish is so beautiful, he is so beautiful!
Yes, I only moved to get coffee but I took my Kindle with me! I will listen to this again, I grabbed my journal and could not write fast enough. Kinship, I can't wait to read what I wrote. I have never been so touched by a book in my life and I read constantly.
I have never felt love for Jesus the way I did listening to this book. I am not a crier but I cried and cried. Happy tears and tears of such deep sorrow, I am an extremely compassionate person but I have been brought to new heights spiritually and just want to hug all the characters, unfortunately that is not possible now, but I have prayed for all of them and especially for Gregory...I thank him from the bottom of my heart. I want everyone to listen to this. My soul feels it's worth!!!
The whole story, traditions and how people took care of eachother under the harshest of times.
Well, I saw the mini-series years ago and It was phenomenal...but this starts out earlier when Kunte was in Africa. So you really get the feel of family and tradition on that end first which makes the rest all the more intense!
This was my first experience with Avery Brook's, at first I thought it was a little slow but then as I continued I realized what he was aiming for...this book is real and the more facts and less animation, the better. What an amazing story of finding out where you come from, digging and digging, Avery will make you cry your heart out!
Well, there were so many times when I was very sad and then times when I was happy, but I can only tell you this...By the end of the book I was holding my head in my hands sobbing. This should be required reading, my father is 84 and I bought him a speaker for his Kindle because he has a hard time hearing and ear buds are not for him. He is loving this book!!!
Thank you Alex for this exceptional work, hard work, almost impossible work...You have made it so that this book is in my heart, not just my mind. You had so little to work with but your will was amazing, the fruit does not fall far from the tree and I know that Kunte is smiling down on you!!!!
Absolutely!!! Just as I would "It", "Insomnia" and anything else by Stephen King. I love when Stephen narrates but he always has great performers!
What I loved was how he did not really re-tell the "Shining", he let the reader know the basics but then went on to tell THIS story, which is great...I I was not sure that I was going to like it because "The Shining", well let me put it this way I still watch it whenever it's on. This was a great book, even if you never saw/read "The Shining", get this 5 stars all the way!
Of course "The Shining" because it really gets in to the paranormal! And a little bit of Insomnia, because everything seems so normal, until it's not!
OH!! Will Patton's performance was wonderful! The story line is great but he really has you sitting on the edge of your seat...I love his voice and just as your beginning to relax, watch out, he is sneaky! lol
I would have to say the Mother, another thing about Will Patton is the way he does her Italian accent. She seems to be more or less in the background...but I knew all the while her role was going to be much bigger than it seemed, I just loved her!!
I have been reading Stephen King forever but I have to say if you can get his books in Audio you will never be disappointed! Stephen King will always be one of my favorite authors, he makes sure his audience can't stop reading/listening. I love him!
Absolutely, as soon as it ended I knew I would listen again!
Elise, her story went from happy to the depths of hell and back to a wonderful, new world. Her purpose for writing this book was if she could help just one person...I am sure she has and will continue to help thousands!!! She is so brave and I wish her the very best life has to offer...If you see this Elissa, I love you...
Now that I have been listening to books, I jotted down her name because I will be looking for her as a narrator...I don't think any one could have captured the highs and lows the way Renee did, she is now one of my favorite narrators. I just want to say that if I don't like the narrator I just can't like the book, so Kudo's to Renee, awesome job!!
Just that I came away from this book more knowledgeable, disturbed by many of the events...but at the end, I was lifted to a higher plane.
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