I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Set in England, the author successfully captures the everyday world of the characters. A totally engaging book with an intriguing plot. This was my first Margaret Yorke novel and I will definitely be downloading more from this author!
I preordered this book and started listening as soon as it arrived. As a rule I enjoy books that look at the world through the eyes of people perceived as being different to the norm.
This book looks in on a group known as 'Silents', children born without the ability to communicate with language.
Sounds fascinating doesn't it, but here's the downfall, it is told through a series of interviews.....far, far too many interviews. It is slow, it is draw out, it is BORING!!!
Three hours (26 chapters) in, eleven hours ( 81 chapters ) still to go and I don't even want to skip to the last chapter, ... I am so bored I don't care what happens in the end.
I'll be returning 'The Silent History' pity I can't get a refund on the time I wasted.
Marine One is engaging, suspenseful, interesting AND, best of all, is without the bad language that has become so common place in books.
The story is about a helicopter crash in which the US President is killed and the subsequent trial against the manufactures of the helicopter.
I great listen which kept me glued to my earphones. I will be looking at more audiobooks from this author.
The story starts off quite well but really drags towards the middle, the themes felt old.....bad cops intimidating innocent citizens etc. I persevered and though it felt a bit far fetched at times I enjoyed the book overall.
While not his best book it had enough twists and turns to keep me engaged while driving and doing housework.
This was my 5th audiobook by this author. I would recommend 'Trust Your Eyes' , ''No Time for Goodbye' and 'Never Look Away' before 'A Tap on the Window'.
What would I have done,I kept asking myself as I was drawn into Eve's world during the aftermath of a horrific accident that would forever change the lives of the residents of a quiet suburban street.
Eve, the mother of an XP child, a condition where exposure to sunlight and uv light is eventually fatal, finds herself in the centre of the tragedy. This novel is about the choices Eve makes to protect her child as well as the effect of those choices on the rest of the family and the community.
An intriguing book which I couldn't put down. I will be looking out for more books by this author.
Sycamore Row is more like Grisham's earlier novels than the later ones. The courtroom drama, the inevitable battle and of course ..... the twist!
I really did not enjoy this book and certainly would not recommend it to a friend.
Comparisons to Grisham and the likes are misleading. 'A Case of Redemption' lacks the rich layers of intrigue present in a good courtroom drama.
In my opinion, this book is a bit like a 'Law and Order' episode. Characters are stereotypical and/or over the top and character development is weak. Then there are the protagonist numerous sexual encounters with his 'gorgeous' and obviously 'much younger' assistant.......really, who cares!
I wanted to stop listening many times and often found myself fast forwarding through chapters. I continued listening however in the hope that the ending would be worth it. Well it wasn't.
This was not a page turner. I wasn't filled with suspense. I didn't even enjoy it.
Like returning to visit an old friend, this series has been engrossing, real and of a consistently high standard. Wish there were more like this.
I thought I was really going to enjoy this series and would have if it wasn't for all the sex scenes. It was as though the author was vacillating between writing porn and a mystery novel. A real pity, it could have been a good series.
I have never been much of a Jodi Picoult fan but thought I would give this book a go because of the many positive reviews. I am so pleased that I did! It is easily the most moving audiobook that I have listened to.
Three stories in one, the book was not what I expected and truth be told, I probably would not have purchased it if I had paid more attention to the subject matter. Fortunately, I did purchase it and was hooked from the very beginning.
Not light listening but certainly a captivating story wriiten by a masterful storyteller.
Bravo Ms Picoult.
I am so glad I finally purchased Life of Pi and especially pleased that it was in the form of an audiobook. The journey on which this book takes you is simply unforgettable. The performance of the narrator added colour and depth. A great listen!
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