Although I thought that THE HELP was better narrated,THE KITCHEN HOUSE has more depth. Another human interest story about the injustice of human enslavement and particularly of
Black people. But THE KITCHEN HOUSE had a broader scope about the limited freedom of all the most vulnerable: the poor and uneducated as well as vulnerable youth, and women as a whole.
There are many surprising twists and turns in this story. I found myself rooting for triumph over evil, but the happy ending never did come...it was quite depressing really.
If you want a good listen, try this one. Jeaniene Frost offers an intelligent new spin on the usual vampire story and Tavia Gilbert does a great job narrating. I enjoyed the first book so much I just bought books II and III which is saying a lot about how much I enjoyed the first book in the series and wanted the fun to continue.
This story begins two centuries after the end of the Pillars of the Earth. I thought that it was just as enjoyable. For those that did not want the original story to end any more than I did, this is a must read for you. Although the original characters are obviously dead, their descendants carry on their legacy.
A poor hard working and self-determined artist is discovered by and falls in love with a rich international gallery owner that makes her famous. What is not to like?
If you like happy endings you will like this one.
A captivating story about unforgettable experiences in an exotic land albeit a bit depressing at times, but nonetheless remarkable. Gregory David Robert’s offers very intimate views that Humphrey Bower narrates beautifully.
I have never been to India and am likely not to, however the mention of that country will be forever accompanied by the memories I will have of this book.
Ken Follett is a genius but FALL OF GIANTS is not a choice favorite.
So many of his other books have been so enjoyable there was little reason to think this one would be different. However, if it had not been for his wonderfully entertaining characters (as always) I do not think I could have made it to the end. For those of you that find war history more engaging this one is for you.
I enjoyed the depiction of Africa from a non-native growing up there. The writing is beautifully poetic at times but the characters forgettable, the story line weak, and the narration lacking. I had to force myself to listen until the end.
I found DEAD UNTIL DARK captivatingly funny, sinister, mysterious and with the right amount of sex and violence. After listening to this, the first of many in Charlaine Harris's series, I can't wait to read more.
Harris reminds me of Janet Evanovich but a lot less nutty. This is worth noting since Harris's characters are other worldly and yet have more substance.
I recommend this as a fun read to anyone.
I have read this book and enjoyed it very much, so I thought that I would purchase an audio of it. Unfortunately the choice in narrator took so much away from it that I stopped listening after the first 20 minutes. I was very disappointed with C. J. Critt. However, I may purchase the latest audio narratoed by Janet Evanovich herself.
Although I have to say that Michael Page does not do this story justice, especially with his too fast speech in the beginning, it was still a very enjoyable listen. Similar to other Ken Follett stories, with its twists and turns, conspiracy, murder, and sensual scenes, I have loved them all. I just wish he would stick with Jason Lee as his narrator--by far my favorite!
I have no idea what a real hit man's life is really like but the author creates a believable character and the masculine matter-of-fact voice of Robert Forster is perfect for the part.
Block's hit-man is surprisingly likable. He doesn't particularly enjoy killing but it provides him a good living and he is good at it despite that he is forever on call. He can't reveal what he does or predict how long he will be gone. A girlfriend would ask too many questions, so he has no hope of ever having a wife or family. The fact that this guy is actually murdering people for a living becomes far less significant than how he deals with his life as a result of what he does.
I love the way that Lawrence Block got me wrapped up in his main characters head. I will be looking for more of his work.
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