This shouldn't be compared to Gaiman's fantastic repository of work. Odd is a cute children's story, excellent for the entire family, a good short listen.
This was my FIRST audible purchase. The only reason I dind't give Time Traveler's Wife 5 stars overall is the book's reminiscence of punk music genre throughout. I've never been a punk fan, and found it sometimes difficult to connect with those references. But the story as a whole was extremely touching. The loving relationship that develops between the primary characters is unique. His peculiar condition presents some most interesting scenarios, and I really like the way Niffenegger approached time travel. Making it a genetic mutation rather than a technical advance added a level of familiarity to the story, brought it to the level of us non-techies. Thoroughly enjoyable yet tragic story.
Some books this long are bogged down with boring descriptions or lengthy explanations. Not Follett's POTE! It is gripping throughout, never losing me as a "reader". I was anxious to get back into the story during every commute, and was sad to see the story end. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone, particularly lovers of historical fiction.
I am a HUGE Neil Gaiman fan. Stardust, Anansi Boys, American Gods, Neverwhere, The Graveyard Book, ALL of which I would recommend to my best friends. I purchased Good Omens on Gaiman's reputation alone. I can only determine that Terry Pratchett was the primary author of this book. This book was not entertaining for me. It was a difficult listen, the minutes seemed to drag on and on. I begged for some sort of climax. I got so bored with it, I listened to it on double speed just to hurry it along. I cannot in good faith recommend this book to any Neil Gaiman fan. Perhaps some hard core Douglas Adams fans will find some passing delight in Good Omens, but it certainly pales in comparison to Hitchhiker's Guide. Buyer beware!
This was a neverending thrill ride that kept me on the edge of my seat, always anxious to get back to my audio player to see what happens next. Excellent listen, well worth it!
This was an interesting story through the eyes of a lesser known Biblical character. The story of these ancient women was a bit captivating, but it didn't grab my attention. I didn't find myself longing to return to the listen.
This is a fantastic novel about an unbelievable futuristic world where dreams and reality are stirred together. This was a very fun and thrilling listen.
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