Could have been an interesting and intriguing read/listen but was extremely disappointing. The ending was so stupid and simplistic that the author shoud have just settled for, "a miracle happened and everyone lived happily ever after." It would have been more believeable than the author's feeble attempt to end the so-called story.
The main character comes across as way too shallow and whines too much. I usually like YA audio books, but was only able to make it through an hour of this one before giving up.
The first half of the book is great, quirky characters, good story, great reader. The second half takes a turn into a horror story, and gets as far-fetched as the other dimension the characters land in. It's so off course, it sounds like it was written by a different author, no more humor, fun, or quirkiness. The reader is great but he can't save a story that goes so wrong.
"Quantum Leap" meets your adult. Too long, too many jumps, too repetitive. Very unsatisfactory ending. Reader was good, but that's about it.
Possibly good story, but the writing gets in the way. Too much self-indulgent intellectualism for me to make it through. Even though I was curious about the ending, I quit halfway through. Good reader, but doesn't make up for problematic writing.
Starts slow, but grabs you at the half-way point. Virgil Flowers is a great character. The reader is perfect, with his narration, the characters really come alive.
Love Sarah Dessen, but this is not one of her best. The characters are not well-developed and none are very likable.
The book starts strong, but falls very flat in the middle. The author's descriptions are so vivid you can see, and smell, the things she's describing. Her medical school experiences come alive. Once she gets to talking about her experiences as a surgeon, she wanders away from the vivid story-telling, and gets into some really boring narration. I quit listening about 2/3 of the way through; the book no longer held my interest or attention. One final thing, the author is a good reader and has a voice that's easy to listen to.
Average story, but painfully read by three different readers/actors. The mix of readers did not work well, and it turned what might have been a light, predictable story into one painfully long and irritating.
Good book, great man, but the story is way too long. This story would be much better abridged.
Story is way too long, with too many digressions. The reader is okay, but his "female" voice is irritating. Lots of fast-fowarding is needed to get through the book; while I usually prefer unabridged books, this book would be better in an abridged form. There's some great humor, and wonderful writing, but much more editing is needed for it to be a book worthy of it's length.
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