Carlinville, IL, United States | Member Since 2010
First - I have to say, I am from the St. Louis area - so I especially enjoyed the references to the area and all of the hokey "midwestern" things that are unique to our area; ie - float trips.
The book was fabulous. It winds you one way up the path and another way down it. You are on one emotion for the begining of the book, and you'll feel the complete opposite on the second half. I can recommend this book and can't find anything to complain about. The author did a superb job writing and the detail just made the book that much more believable. She portrays a character as a crafty, didn't-miss-a-single-step type of person, but that's because the author was so spot on. Good job Ms. Flynn! The end was one of those that make you wonder just what did happen next - but I wasn't turned off by it. I almost expected something more sinister.
The narration was excellent. I typically don't enjoy multiple narrators and sometimes get confused, but to have a man and a women was just the flavor it needed to accurately portray the character's feelings.
... of discovering yourself in the place you least expected to. I did enjoy this book - it's the story of a girl who deposits herself into a life that she is completely unfamiliar with and discovers that she is right where she needs to be.
Narrator was good.
What mother doesn't want to get away at times? What mother doesn't wish that she could just walk away from all of the demands of home, children, spouse and peers?
This book is a solid story about a mother who checks out - and it's not just lighthearted... you get into the meat of a potential mental imbalance that cause a mother to leave her life.
Great narration - very well suited.
I saw this book reviewed in a magazine, so I sought it out on Audible. I was not impressed - and actually didn't finish it.
With that being said - I'm sure this book is many people's genre - just not what I bargained for.
ATTK - as most have detailed - this is a great book. The narrator is fabulous and gives a good variety of voices. The story flows well and the ending is classic Grisham.
TKOT - cool story. I actually found myself drawn into this one a bit more because of the allure of fast money.
Overall -well worth 1 credit!!
Ok - so I am like a lot of people and I see my relationship and want to know what I can do to make it better. Sometimes I read a book about relationships... but usually found in the self help section... but THIS BOOK - this is a book that can very possibly give you insight to your own relationship.
I loved this book - I loved the premise, the narrator... the story. I loved the ending - heck... it's a great book.
I didn't want the book to end - it was a comfortable listen that drew me in. The novel follows the lives of three individuals who happen to be Grandfather, Father and Daughter. Each of them is a "son". I particularly enjoyed Eli's story line and focused extra attention on the story when his parts came up. Fabulous!
Some of the lines in the book we so meaningful - things you would underline and commit to memory if you were reading the actual pages. I found myself using the "back 30 seconds" button to hear things again because they moved me... The descriptions were so well written that it was impossible not to see the landscape or have empathy for characters.
I hate to mar this review with any negativity - but I really didn't like the narrator that read the part of Peter. His voice was shaky and depressing. I know he was embodying the personality of Peter in his voice - but it was too much.
I'm not sure if "intense" is a good way to describe this book - but I will tell you that I had dreams of vampires for a week! It was creepy - it was brutal - it was GOOD. Joe Hill did a great job of taking the reader into the world of mental imbalance. I didn't give the book 5 stars because I just couldn't wrap my brain around a world that exists in the mind but causes real bodily harm...
Kate Mulgrew did a great job narrating. Her voice is distinctive - and good.
What a GREAT book! Who knew I loved Zombies? This book is a great introduction to Zombie "life". I've not read anything or seen any movies about zombies and actually forgot that they love BRAINS. Yes, eating brains sounds disgusting, but by the end of the book you are rooting for MORE BRAINS! I didn't pay attention to the fact that this is a trilogy and was thrilled when I went back to Audible and discovered that Angel's story doesn't end here.
And how clever was it to name the protagonist Angel?
The book itself is very well written. I loved the story line - Allison McLemore was the perfect narrator for the book - and I found myself cracking up several times. I recommend this - absolutely!
This story line is pretty basic - mom dies, kids live with father, father has girlfriend and they all learn to live together. Yes, there is lots of boring banter and stale side plots. It just didn't grab you....
I did enjoy Me Before You, but I'm sorry... I didn't like the ending.
Perhaps because it could have been real, or perhaps because it was something I didn't want to happen. I didn't like how the book ended. It was as if a balloon was being filled and you were waiting for a great surprise, but were left with a dismal pop.
It was a solid performance and story - but it's not something I would rave to friends about.
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