Very similar to the movie, but on the darker side. I wouldnt recommend it as a younger childs story. But overall enjoyable.
This novel has all the elements of a great thriller. There were some parts that took me out of my comfort zone, but they needed to be in the story to fully understand just how, and why, disturbed "Mr Mercedes" really is. Also, the story seemed to be just the right length for a great story and to tidy up the ending. Nothing felt rushed or long winded.
For the majority of novels I do enjoy audio versions better. If the narrator is good such as David, I think it adds to the story, you can really feel the emotion with all the different characters and accents. He really did an amazing job.
Yes!!! Because it ended up being a "who done it" situation with many possibilities.
A sons dedication to the nth degree
I want to say that it is a similar story to Missippi Burning. It really kept me riveted right until the end.
I loved that it was a story of a personal human side of the war and not so much about the war. It kind of reminded me of The Book Thief. Also the author did a great job describing things and places so that you felt like you were right there.
There were memorable moments that were shocking and then memorable moments that made you smile. I loved the beginning account of Marie-Laure and her dad working at the museum and then later her relationship with her great uncle.
The great uncle because of his great imagination and the fact he has been through so much.
The narrator Kristen did a good job, but the story just lacked substance, nothing connected you to the characters to like them. It really was a novel about nothing and no I will not read another Emma Straub novel.
I liked how she could easily change from one character to another with accents, voice change, very well done.
Disappointment. I spent a credit on this and I had to listen to this for a book club.
I truly cannot recommend this book. Not even as a fluffy summer read.
I really had no idea what to expect and I guess I had low expectations when I started to listen. Well!! the story sucked me in and I was totally immersed. It was spooky, thrilling, mysterious, I loved it. Best ghost story I have read or listened to in a long time.
The characters were so well developed, it really was like reading a true life experience.
I guess when Libby started to question the "truth" about her brother
They brought the intensity and emotions to life
Dark Places, enter if you dare.
This was probably the hardest story, subject-wise, to listen to. There were some parts that made me cringe and I almost wanted to fast forward, but resisted. I was pulled into the story from the get go and could not get enough. I listened to Gone Girl and thought it was pretty good, but Dark Places is so compelling, so well written, so so very dark. If you do decide to give it a listen, keep telling yourself that its just a story.
It would depend on the friend. This isn't a story for everyone, it deals with some quite dark characters and situations
The twists and turns
I guess it would have to be Amy, not because I thought she was a great person, but she was definitely the most interesting and well developed character
Yes and I did manage to listen to it over 3 days. Thank goodness for 2x speed :)
I loved that I loved it I didn't know what to expect and it exceeded everything I thought.
Not sure. Such a different premise that I have not come across before.
I didn't like the narrator. Not the highly educated voice I was expecting. She sounded more like a teenage girl
Love like you've never expected
No one could possibly!
The lack of character development.
Everything. A man narrating a girly kind of romance. It was wrong on so many levels.
Every page and demand a total rewrite
Of course!! It was narrated by Chris!!!
It's a book all on its own
Chris actually made me rethink how I can handle difficult situations and keep my cool. This is a great book for leadership.
This is an easy listen. Chris does not get too scientific and keeps it simple. The stories he tells about all his different challenges and struggles are so inspiring. This is a must listen.
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