Carlinville, IL, United States | Member Since 2010
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.
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.
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!
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