I have NEVER started a book without finishing it...until this one. I was so bored out of my mind that I just had to move on.
Overlook Mr. Grey's rudimentary, repetitive, uncomfortably paced writing style and Mr. Klaven's flat, accelerated narration (akin, at times, to speed reading), and you just might find a half-way decent story here.
Well written and excellently narrated. Beautiful in its simplicity. Like Jacob, I fell in love with both Marlena and Rosie. Heck, I fell in love with Jacob, too! :)
A beautiful story by Garth Stein, beautifully told by Christopher Evan Welch!
I can't even remember the last time a book moved me as this one has. I just want to proclaim its merits from a mountaintop so that all the world can hear!! I highly recommend that EVERYONE read (or listen to) this book!
I have already ordered Mr. Stein's other novels (printed versions from Amazon), and I can't wait to receive them.
This was a decent read...er...listen, but I was expecting more. I think I enjoyed "The Electrifying True Story Behind the Night Listener" better. Not as good as "Tales of the City...," but if you like Armistead, you'll probably enjoy it.
The innocence and beauty of young romance and high school life/angst are so very well communicated by both the words and the narration. This book leaves the reader/listener with a hopeful happiness. A fun, excellent experience. Take the ride! You'll be glad you did.
Great idea for a story, but it failed in execution. I had a difficult time feeling any empathy for the characters. I really didn't care what happened to any of them. The story couldn't end soon enough for me.
I found this story lacking depth. It was difficult to identify with the characters.
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