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The audio edition is a MUST. The narrator was perfect - he definitely captured Rod's personality and at times...I really thought it was Rod telling the story himself.
Discovering where his songs came from....those moments of his life that were put into music.
It certainly was NOT a boring narration as some audible books tend to be. His accent, play on words, and his incredible timing made you feel like you were sitting across from him while he was telling the story.
This is an AUDIBLE MUST! I recently downloaded another biography of a famous rock and roller, but within a day or two I returned it. It was so dreadfully boring and horribly narrated.
I love her books. They're so intensely deep and thought-provoking. Narration was perfect. Not long after I listened to this on audio the movie aired on TV! What a pleasant but disappointing surprise because the movie didn't follow the books ending. Still..... Very enjoyable and engrossing read! No spoilers .... Just sit back and prepare to be fully entertained and captivated.
Delve into a guy's thought process on women with this one! I love this alpha male and his brutal honesty about men, women, and sex! Fiction yes, but so on target from a guys point of view. Romance with class!
A cheesy wanna-be to Fifty Shades possibly, but nowhere close in my opinion. If all you want is sex with no substance of story then dive right in. I could only go as far as three or four chapters. Narration was good .
I was so excited to download this series and kept it in my wish list until it was released. Although this was to be my first John Jakes experience I was convinced it was worth the wait, especially after reading reviews from his other series and then even after listening to the trial narration. Perhaps a better narrator would've helped but even putting that aside, the story just didn't grab me. I gave it several chapters and became so bored I couldn't go on. Too simplistic. I realize in a long series it takes time to set up the history of characters and events, but it should also grab and hold your attention while doing so. It will be interesting to wait and read other reviews. Meanwhile...... On to something else!
Awesome book! Awesome narration! If you've read LK then you already know what an incredible author she is. With Boulton as her 'personal' narrator.... It's simply magic.
Loved the concept of the story.... Nerdy guy, edgy retro-ish girl... Both with emotional issues blah blah blah. It really was a cute story and kept me entertained. The narration? If the story had not been so fresh and quirky, I would've returned it right away. His voice alone was okay but he rarely paused between characters. Many times he didn't even try to differentiate between characters and just kept on reading. If you are looking for a fast paced 'feel good at the end book' then try it. I can honestly say I felt it was worth a credit
Exceptional narration! Author really delves into the mind and thoughts of the main character, which becomes the guts of the story! Without this, which I found incredibly raw and honest, a reader would not like it's abrupt ending. This was my first book by this author and I was stunned, awed, and completely pulled into her web. As for the ending.....I guess it DID leave me wondering..... But that's why we have imaginations!
Overall a really good story with only a few sidesteps and moments that make you wanna say 'just get on with it'. The mother's character was so dreadfully weak and I began to dislike her toward the end. Not sure if the narrator just made her seem unlikeable or if it was just me. Adventure that keeps you in suspense, although sometimes you wonder how can anyone survive THAT.......but it mostly keeps you entertained. A lot of twists and wooing but that makes you root for the underlings. Narration was fantastic in every way! Worth a credit!
I didn't even finish this one. Not enough true grit and too much fluff. Narration grated on male voices and she kept changing her dialect on her main female character's Russian accent. If you want mindless romance and have several hours to droll away then go for it.
I tried but couldn't stay interested for most of the story. It would get better then lose me again with mundane details or storyline. :(
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