Brunswick, TN, United States | Member Since 2011
Overall worth the listen. I found myself wishing for more background/followup at times, but entertaining (and will also make you angry at the events and how they happened).
This was generally a basic interesting story, that kept our attention while driving. The voice of the reader was horrible. It grated on us and while we didn't stop listening, they need to find someone with a more pleasant voice to read the books.
I am not familiar with the writer and took a chance on this book. The story is interesting and kept my attention throughout the book.
This story took forever to get started, but it was well worth the time and effort. I don't know if it is a true story or not, but I am glad I listened to it.
If you like this type of story, it is well worth the time and effort to listen to it. I could hear and see the story through the narrative.
It does take a while to get started. The characters are believable, especially the mother.
This book kept my interest in general throughout the listen, although my mind tended to wander at times. Audible is horrible about copying to CD;'s so I can listen in the car on the CD Player and go back if my mind wanders. (They kept stonewalling me until I gave up on trying to get a copy to CD. I purchase a lot fewer of them as a result).
If you are a fan of her, probably worth the purchase. I'm not a fan and don't intend to purchase any more of her books.There are better listens for your time.
This is a typical Reacher book, keeps you interested and involved. We listen to it in the car and we almost went out to drive around just so we could listen to it! Excellent performance, especially the performance by Reacher with a broken nose, it seems almost too real.
The story was excellent. I felt the performance was a little flat and pedantic. Learned a lot about the times and Adams and Jefferson (and Hamiliton and Burr).
The ideas I obtained may listening worth my time. I got some great ideas. It was a little frustrating to have to listen to some of the non-essential talk, but I got a lot of good ideas.
This is worth listening to. I did need to follow it closer than I do some books, but I felt it ws worth the listen. It passed the time well!
This was a very interesting book on perfume, the making, marketing and enjoyment of it. I was fascinated by the details of perfume history, how it is developed and how it is marketed. Not being much of a tv watcher of "stories", I had no idea who Sarah Jessica Parker was, but am now a fan of hers (although I am still not sure who she is except I would recognize her perfume lines).
Very well written, until Chapter 10, when he seemed to descend into crudeness, which I did not expect or appreciate and it kind of turned me off on the whole book. I am not going to apologize for not appreciating the crudeness, it was absolutely unnecessary.
Some areas went into too much detail, but I as fascinated the New York Times has a "perfume specialist" and I will watch for his articles!
This opened up a whole new world to me, which is what I enjoy about books like this.
I got some really good ideas from this, so it is well worth the time spent listening to it. In fact, I will probably buy copies for work.
However, there are too many repeated stories, too many stories. I know stories are good, but if I"m reading the book, I can skip over the duplications, listening to it, I just had to grin and bear it and frequently lost my train of listening.
However, it is well worth the time and effort.
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