No. I am all done with this author and narrator. I understand the author wrote fanfiction. It's too bad some publisher picked her over the hundreds of others I have read. This book was not erotic, well written or even interesting. The plot was missing, these characters had no spart and I did not buy the attraction for one minute. The overuse of 'holy', 'inner goddess', 'oh my', 'hot' and 'Christain Grey" made this book more annoying than anything else. Once you sleep with a man, he loses his last name forever. When the main character spends so much time wondering why he picked her, we start to feel the same way because she comes off as boring and unreal. We are supposed to believe that she has never had a relationship by the time she is 22? She lives with the editor of the school newspaper who comes from a wealthy urban family and has remained 'naive'? EL spend some time watching American television and you will realize there is no way thsi person exists.
Absolutely NOT. She is horrible and should stand aside to let better performers obtain the job.
The emails, and the endless talks with her subconvious and inner goddess.
I wish I could get my cedit back!
That this had nothing supernatural to it and was extremely well written. This reminded me so much of his writing of 11-22-63.
The blending of the three characters, Holly, Jerome and Bill. They just worked as a trio. These characters were so well written, I felt I knew them.
Any scene with Jerome and Bill.
Holly. She deserves some girl time! Maybe a makeover!
Extremely enjoyable series.
Any and all interactions between Strike and Robin.
When Strike and his brother meet for dinner. It was great to see another side of him.
This may become one of my favorite books. I loved hearing about the other side of Pride & Prejudice.
I loved seeing the life at Longbourn from downstairs. I didn't think it would be so enjoyable and it was almost like it had been written by Jane Austen herself, with a few minor tweaks. Those tweaks could be easily overlooked as the story and the characters were so compelling. I loved Sarah the protagonist. In many ways she reminded me of another Austen character Anne Elliot of Persuasion.
Definitely Sarah. The story is primarily Sarah's story and she does a wonderful job.
When Sarah and Mrs. Hill told each other their secrets.
I would happily recommend this to any lover of Jane Austen's books.
I can only think of a single character that is likeable in this book... Aunt Diane. When you don't care about any of the main players, you don't care about the plot. First, my problems with Libby, she said she didn't know things, she grew up feral, etc. She didn't even know you were supposed to change sheets. BULLSHIT. She spent 8 years with her Aunt Diane and 8 with her mother. Let's say Patty was a complete miss as a mother, Diane was not. She would have learned all of this with her, so right from the beginning, I disliked Libby and her excuses about how the world owed her.
I grew up with someone who survived a similar tragedy when his mother's boyfriend in a jealous rage killed her, his brother, his sister and almost him before the police shot him dead. It happened when we were just about to go to high school and he spent a whole summer in the hospital recuperating. He had a tragic past, but he was not unlikeable or tragic.
No, I'm done. Gone Girl and this proved that she is not an author I will ever enjoy. She goes into the pile that has Charlaine Harris, E.L. James and J.D. Robb.
They were all pretty much weak, pathetic, obnoxious, etc. I could care less what happened to any of them.
All of them.
Could I get my credit back?
Compelling. Engaging. Enjoyable.
I loved Tris the protagonist. She brought this story to life and I saw everything so clearly through her eyes.
Tris and Four/Tobias. Coming from Abnegation to Dauntless must be like going from Amish to Sparta.
When she jumped first. Feel the fear, but do it anyway. I love that.
Love this book!
Of all of Jane Austen's stories, this is my all time favorite. I read it once a year. You can tell an older Jane Austen wrote this as her character Ann Elliot is in her late 20s and not the usual 18-20. This love story rang so true to me as Ann waits for nine years for her beloved Captain Wentworth, who waited also.
Juliet Stevenson played Mrs. Elton in an adaption of Emma and I loved her in that performance so I knew she would do a wonderful job.
I had just read three back to back intense books and needed my Persuasion fix to cleanse my palate for more books.
If I could only bring one book with me it would be this book.
It was set in Haverhill. I have family there so I know it pretty well. The characters were so wonderful as they were real. I loved Vic, Lou and Wayne. They were your almost untypical dysfunctional family.
Strong women. It was not a man charging to the rescue but a strong woman.
Kate Mulgrew did a great job, but should have asked someone in Massachusetts how to pronounce some of our city and town names. Kate is Hav-Rill, not Haver-Hill. It's Woobin not WoeBurn. Other than that, she did a great job.
NOS4A2, just when you thought it was safe to enjoy Christmas again.
No, but I loved it. The only other author who ever gave me nightmares was Joe's dad Stephen King. His book 'Salem's Lot gave me nightmare and so did Heart Shaped Box.
Judas Coyne. He was a good man who didn't know he was a good man. I'm a little bit prejudiced against musicians (I was with one for 16 years) but Judas reminded me of my musician. He was also a good man who didn't know he was a good man until he met me. I saw Jude and Georgia go this route, although their route as a lot more bloody and scary than mine was.
I would listen to Stephan Lang read the phone book. I love his performances.
Heart Shaped Box, killer insider.
This was my second Joe Hill novel. I read NOS4A2 first and he pretty much ruined Christmas for me. ;) I will be reading his next book and if it's like this, during the day on my commute.
The Shining was the first Stephen King novel I read. Years later I traveled to Colorado and saw a place like The Overlook in the mountains and read The Shining again on the trip home. Picking up this book was like visiting with an old friend after not seeing them for a very long time.
It's prequel The Shining. The Shining and some of his earlier books was Stephen King writing at his best. In the last ten years he has written Under the Dome, 11-22-63 and Doctor Sleep and it is like Sherman set the WayBack machine and we have younger Stephen King writing again. I love the characters in this book, specifically Danny now Dan Torrance.
Dan Torrance. Hands down. He was so real. Beautifully flawed and human. Abra Stone who was such a wonderful reminder of little Danny Torrance.
Mr. King's last three books have given me an even greater regard for him as an author. I will admit I stopped reading him around Rose Madder, but picked him up again with Under The Dome and it is like reuniting with an old friend. Not only have I enjoyed the three books mentioned earlier but also his wonderful Joyland.
I enjoyed going back and forth from 1961 to 1919 with the two stories. I figured out the connection long before the hints. I felt more connected to Vivien as I have experienced the loss that she did and I understood her better.
I think it was quite enjoyable the way it was.
My first time listening to the performer, she did a good job.
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