It felt so real - so very believable. In fact, one portion of the story was in the newspaper headlines today.
I laughed. I ugly cried. I stopped driving in the middle of a road.
I tend to be more adventurous with my book choices on audio. When I can't get through a print version, I tend to be able to listen to something instead. This was a huge book (30 hours) and very, very detailed. It was great for my commute.
Sadie - fun and spunky and fell in love with her as the main character did.
I loved this book. I've not read a bunch of King's books, but this one was great. Felt like I was there.
I loved this book and had a hard time stopping - a real audio "page-turner"
Absolutely. The story was funny, fascinating and charming. I would've never guessed Rob Lowe was so thoughtful, insightful and sensitive. I loved this book. He has had an amazing and fortunate life - and none of it has gone to his head.
The emotion you can hear in his voice and the thoughtful wisdom he shares.
Yes, I didn't want to get out of the car!
I've always been a Rob Lowe fan, but this blew me away. I will root for him to suceed in everything he does now!
This was the first book I listened to on Audible.com and I am glad it was the one I chose. I loved the story and the characters - they were believable and engaging, and very flawed, but still lovable. I felt like the story dropped off at the end as if Mitchard didn't know how to wrap it up, but overall a winner.
I think she could have a good sequel with the main character, or possibly a book about the surgeon during a different time in her life?
The book is set only slightly in the future, but with medical advances that are not here yet. Very interesting!
Loved this book! I'm not sure if I would've enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed listening to it. Certainly not the type I would typically try in print. However, I do love historical fiction. The vampire twist certainly means I will never be qualified to teach Lincoln history to my children, but it was fun.
I recently saw the trailer to the movie and it wasn't how I pictured things in my head as I was listening. Quite sure this will be a "book is better than the movie" situation (as usual).
I actually did research online to find out more about real milk sickness and Lincoln's real history to see how it fit in the story. I liked the authors "explanations" to real events, such as Lincoln's friendship with Poe, his mother's death, etc.
It was entertaining and a mindless listen. Enjoyable, but didn't stretch in any way - predictable, but filled the time of my commute pleasantly.
I'm a Pat Conroy fan. I've read three of his other books, but I frequently confuse them because their setting and characters are very similar. I like Prince of Tides more because it was different. His first "breakout" book is definitely the best, in my opinion. I loved listening to it.
Everyone in the book talks about how crazy the family is. That kind of scares me because they didn't seem very crazy at all... eek. I've heard so much about the book and the movie over the years, so I'm glad no one had spoiled some of the "big" reveals.
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