Carlinville, IL, United States | Member Since 2010
I had NO clue how it would end - AMAZING - I adored it. And I was so thankful!!!!!!
I read lots of reviews - and got the message loud and clear, this was going to be a great book. However, one review caught my attention. It mentioned that the begining of the book will be a tad boring but by the middle you will be hooked - and boy, were they RIGHT!
This book reminds me of a lot of books (Girl with the Dragon Tatoo) where you find yourself drifting in the begining because there aren't details you can grab and start buidling with. But, by the middle of the book - you start to feel a bit more involved with the characters. You finally see where everything is heading - well, sort of. And if you choose to listen again - you'll see the pieces fall together and fit better.
I often read (or listen to) a book and am grateful for the gift of great authors and the stories they share with us. This is certainly a wonderful story.
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.
I enjoy a light listen, and this is one of them. Mary Kay Andrews books are solid stories about friendship and love. This was no different. If you enjoy her, you will enjoy this!
Narration was super!
It was very easy to identify with the characters of this book. Being a mother, a friend, an adult lover. It was easy - because Ann Leary took normal, everyday situations in life and put them to words and succeeded beautifully! There's no mystery, or surprise ending - but there is heart and grit and pain and joy.
You know, every summer there are a couple of songs they play on the radio - CONTINUOUSLY... so by the end of the summer, you cringe when you hear them? I'm afraid this book reminded me of that feeling.
I adore Sophie Kinsella - I do - However, this book is like a tired song... it was just not fun to listen to. It was like a song played one too many times. You've heard it before and there's nothing new about it.
I selected is book using the feature that shows what other people that bought a certain book were also buying. I'm glad I did!
The thing that struck me about this book - is the attention to descriptive detail! Arthur is homebound, so his imagination fuels him... the way Liz Moore describes everything - the smells, the appearance of things... She even gives you and inside look at Arthur and his inner conversations. Like, when he imagines how a friendship will be, or who a person is based on their photo. He is a lonely man - but his own imagination is a true companion.
Kel is a great teen character - typical teen qualities, but the vulnerability of a child who has a messed up family.
You won't be disappointed with this selection. The narration is fabulous, the story is engaging!
First Lisa Gardner book - and I really enjoyed it!
The book is a dandy - the suspense... the guessing of "who done it" - and the ending is not worth missing. I didn't mind that we found out who the villian was well before then end of the novel - I then focused my attention on rooting for the good guys to hurry up and catch the guy.
I would recommend this book - well worth the credit!! Performance was excellent.
The Poet is an overall good book. I enjoyed the ended - as I didn't see it coming. Because I listen to a lot of audible titles - I do find the narrator a vital part of the story. Buck has an "older" voice - yet, the main character of the book is much younger than the husky voiced buck.
This is the 2nd MKA book I've listened to, and I really enjoyed it. The story line flowed well, and the "who done it" question was there right up to the end. I loved the narrator and believed she captured the character's Southern charm perfectly.
I would recommend this book.
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.
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