I liked the "idea" of the book. I didn't like anything else...
A different narrator may have made it a 3 star overall experience. As it is,
This book made me smile, and laugh and reminisce and imagine life in a simpler time. Excellent story, characters, narration. Just fabulous holiday fun!
I want more books like this! Reminds me of A Christmas Story. The only book I am reminded of is Littlle Blog on the Prairie. It too was family friendly and a good escape.
I loved this. Am sending it to friends in place of a Christmas card! Isn't that a great idea!
It doesnt translate into spoken word. I was disappointed. It was tedious. I didn't enjoy the narration, the content, the voice. There were snippets of wisdom that made me want to like it, but I found myself fighting to continue to listen. I think I liked the author. I would have liked her more for 5 minutes a week, or a month.
I can't say there's a least favorite character, because they are her friends and family. I like her relationship with her mother.
This might have been a good written word book. It might have been a fun and charming book to lick up and read a page from time to time, but hours and hours of entries read in no particular order, went from curious, to tedious, to turn it off!
Top ten of several hundred.
In my reaction to the characters, Mr.Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore. For not wanting to put it down, any in the Outlander series, for ability to make me suspend my disbelief in un-reality/fantasy, Hunger Games...
Tim, or Veek, or Nate! Great job Narrator! I can't choose!
Wish there were more to the story.
It was not funny,or engaging, but rather dreary and gray all the way through. Not Marian Keyes usual great work.
Her characters were not as dimensional, they were flat. The protagonist waa neither sympathetic nor non sympathetic, just pitiable when not boring.I was so disappointed that it was not even nearly as good as her others.
The performance didn't add anything. Some performers add to the enjoyment. This was a dud.
I am proud of myself for sticking with a really bad book all the way to the end. I have never done that before.
Not sure how to answer this...
No, and I have enjoyed other Baldacci books. This one just never connected for me.
Performance was fine
Looking at the time left, wondering if it would get any better.
The mom. A single mom raising two boys, one with special needs, advocating all the time, trying to do her best for her son with special needs. Jodi Pcoult displays the way a good mom loses sight of the forest for the trees, and how this one lost sight of the needs of her other son, herself, and her family as a whole, while focusing with laser precision on what one of her boys needed. I like how very human this mom is portrayed to be, flawed, but likable.
The narrators were so good...they never, ever "got in the way" of the story. Great choice of narrators.
Jacob. He is a combination of kids I love in my real life...
Fantastic audible, worth 2 credits, but I am glad it was only one!
compelling story, sympathetic character,
The scene in the apartment house when he sleeps with his arm through a hole in the wall to comfort his "sister" friend. His escape from the orphanage home after his horrific understanding of what was to become of him and his friend...
Main character, but his relationships were so strong, that they were outstanding.
I have been raving about this audible book, and plan to buy it as gifts.
I want more!
The judges when they realized they may have been outsmarted.
In the Summons, the scene with the bricks thrown through the windows. In TheBrethren, the release of the Brethren.
This was a great value... One credit for two fabulous reads/listens...
Having to try so hard to understand the dialog.
I can't get far enough into it to make a determination.
Top 5 percent. I didn't want to turn it off for any reason.
I love the unexpected,unpredictable parts. I loved the parts that made me laugh that I may just borrow in my own life: "torch"!
Kathleen wilhoite's performance was brilliant! I think I loved her portrayal of "the Admin" most.
Yes...but it would be a spoiler to post it
Funny, emotionally touching, suspenseful, quirky, and real.
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