The author did a good job in developing the characters and the narrarators did a great job in briging them to life.
Connie was my favorite character because she was the most genuine.
Hearing the voices of the characters, for me, brings a depth. I could get a better image of them by the sound of their voice.
You never know what really goes on... Behind Closed Doors.
When I first started listening to this book I thought it was going to be cartoonish and predictable with shallow characters who I would hate. But when I kept listening and the main characters were brought to life, I began to thoroughly enjoy it and found it hard to cut it off. Although I did predict what happened, I was not mad because I enjoyed listening to how everything unfolded.
I'm glad I've gotten into Carl Weber. He is imaginative and I always enjoy his twists. He is one of my favorites and I look forward to catching up on books I have not read by him as well as his future projects.
I can't really say. Maybe I need to read the hardcopy because listening to it was a bit confusing for me and made the story hard to follow. I just didn't get much of what was going on and often found my self wondering how I got where I got in the story and who was being talked about.
Not being able to follow along. I stopped at, who I'm assuming, was the Jewish girl in the story. It just didn't make sense to me.
I would listen to one narrated by Augustus Williamson, yes.
The Jewish girl's "No man has ever touched me..." Made absolutely no sense to me. I guess I could have finished listening to find out what that really was about but between the sudden switching to talking about some tribal ritual to present day to not so present day had my head spinning so, I didn't care who touhed her at that point. Then I realized I didn't care what happened to any of the characteres.
I'm feeling very shallow right now.
Stronger characters. Everyone except for the husband and the nurse were so weak emotionally. i totally understand going through a tramatic experience but at what point do you pick yourself up and move forward? No one in this book did that except for the student that became a nurse. Also, the end was the PITS!
On top of the emotionally weak characters, the ending made me want to through my iPod across the room. My thoughts, "I went through all of that and this is what happens?" UGH!
I thought it was very creative to have the view point of the dying gun shot victim but to have drug that out through the entire book almost drove me insane! Maybe if we would have gotten her point of view at the beginning and then allowed the secrets to unfold throughout the investigation, it would have been better but I found myself saying, "OMG, would you just die already!" That is such a horrible thing to say, but my goodness EVERY CHAPTER? It became like listening to nails on a chalk board.
The end... I won't give it away but I would have done that in a whole different way. It was more than sad. Not just because of the events that unfolded but because it didn't make sense. Maybe Lady Jakes should have consulted with a dective or watched a couple more episodes of CSI or something because there were holes in all of what went down.
I'm not big on Christian novels and it is because it seems that the characters seem so weak and that is hard for me to relate to. It's like they just allow life to happen instead of creating a life for themselves. The only example of that characteristic in this book was the young nurse. She was my favorite and I wish she would have rubbed off on her peers.
I would rank this at #2.
The Color Purple because it contained tragedy and triumph and depicted the resilience of the human spirit.
She made the story come alive. It was not like she was reading but telling you her own story.
No, and I only say that because sometime it was just too much to take.
I would love to meet Cupcake Brown. She is such an inspiration. After reading this book I realized that I have absolutely no excuse not to excel at EVERYTHING put in front of me. I'm so grateful that she shared her story and I will recommend this book to everyone I know.
I am free!
When I seemed to be stripped down to my core, exposing all of my hurt and anger not from just one moment that I've held on to, but all incidents that has caused me to hang on to the one. It was like my soul opened and everything was poured out and filled with healing balm.
His voice is so engaging. It was like having him sit at the table with me and talk face to face.
Yes, when I realized that my un-forgiveness is a learned behavior that I picked up as I grew up.
In the bottom 10.
When Isrie ran ito Ryan at the club and the nasty things he said to her. I felt her pain and understood her insecurities.
Yes. I love Susan Spain's voice. This was comparable to what I listened to before. She has a good flow and brings the character to life.
When Dejah finally accepted her own beauty.
I haven't read a book like this in a while; the ups and downs of love. But it was a refreshing break from all of the noir stuff I've been reading and listening to. Although the end had a bit of a twist and drama, it was still lite and I walked away feeling good about how it ended. I will definitely check out more of Pete's work.
The flow of the story and the narrator.
Yes. I love Carl Weber and although this is not one of my favorite books, I am always entertained when reading or listening to his stories.
Versitile. Humurous. Entertaining.
A pretty good book for the most part.
A believable storyline! I've read plenty of fiction and fantasy... The Wizard of Oz was more believable. This story did not have a hint of reality or symbolism. It was like reading someone's bad dream. The characters were simple, unevovled, and none of them were likeable. I was so turned off by all of them. I saw that time passed but the characters stayed childlike throughout the book...
This book does not even fit into a "genre"... It's turned me off from this author.
Kevin Free did a great job in bringing this book alive. His performance is the only reason why I kept listening. He gave each character a voice and personality of their own. I've heard Kevin Free read in other books, but this and Mamma Ruby (the "prequel") were his best performances.
Kevin Free was the redeeming quality.
This book had to be the craziest story ever told. I was often confused about what was happening and how we reached many of the scenes. After the book was completed I was left with a bad taste in my mouth.
The narrorators made this book a must listen.
I would compare this book to the Gideon series by Eric Jerome Dickey.
They make the book come alive; as if a movie was playing in my head.
Paris... She ended up not being the spoil little girl I thought she was.
I'm not crazy about the ending. There are some unanswered questions that maybe was left open for room for a sequel but I wish there had been a little closure. We'll see what happens.
Yes! First because it was read so well by the readers which made it very entertaining. Then it was just a really good book. It made me think of how your selfish ways can often effect more than just you... WOW.
The twist. I also took a lot from the moral of the story and when you get past all of the drama, you will find that there is one in there.
Yes... Ezra Knight sounds so sexy to me in this one and the last book I heard him read. Also, the lady that read for Loreen; love her voice and the way she reads. In both books that I've heard her read, she did a great job. The character that read for Jerome played Jerome in the prequel to this book and he did a great job both times. Now, I don't think the guy that read for Michael had the voice to fit that character. He made Michael sound weak. I've never heard him read before this. He did an OK job but his voice did not fit the character.
It made me gasp when I caught on to who was who but when it all went down and EVERYONE was on the same page, I did laugh out loud.
This was a great read. I'm excited about my next Carl Weber book.
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