Carlinville, IL, United States | Member Since 2010
The storyline was good. I did appreciate the fact that it didn't sugar coat the issues in the book. It presented them realistically and kept the message going throughout the story. When my kids are teenagers, this is a story I'd like them to hear.
However - the mother - she spent the first half other the book smothering her children with everything her time and money could provide - and the second half of the book, she litterally checked out. Of course until the last 1hr 44min. Then somehow she put herself back together in the span of a day or two... even though she apparantly couldn't function for years. I was so irritated with her behavior - that I found myself cringing.
Ok - the book starts great. I loved the beginning! Intriguing - setting itself up for a long, interesting listen... However, I found myself forcing my finger to press play to get through to the end of the book.
I just don't enjoy drug use - I don't enjoy reading about kids and parents and friends and loved ones using drugs. Perhaps great novels of the past that involved torturous relationships did it better - because cocaine and pot and acid weren't readily available to "help" describe the extreme mental anguish one suffers after trauma.
Great potential here... but did Tartt really have to base the majority of the book on drug use?
At times I avoid book because I'm not particularly drawn to the topic - but after many good reviews and seeing the book turn up often, I'm persuaded.
Chasing Fire, like most of Nora Roberts' books, is a solid story line with passion and suspense built in. I enjoyed the characters and the narrator.
I half-heartedly enjoyed this book. It's a book that was a light listen... one where you could set your phone down, go into the closet for a few minutes straightening things up - and return to find you've missed nothing.
The book was very repetitive - using her love of ice cream and bad food choices over and over and over...
What a great look into the way families are affected by one of its member's illness, mental or physical. It was excellent - loved how it displayed how the child Kimberly saw the situation, described it with a child's eye... Then a teenager's shame and an adult's sense of responsibility.
I love when a book can draw you in because you have empathy or can relate to the specific topic. This was that for me.
Well worth the credit. Would recommend...
I had high hopes for this book... But with 4 hours remaining, I found myself skipping chapters hoping for the end.
The book just didn't hook me - the story line was tedious and drug on and on. I found myself wondering just where was this plot going? No momentum... just a circle of before/after.
I didn't finish the novel. I have a large library - I've only stopped listening to a few books. This, sadly, is one of them.
I apologize for being so blunt. The narrator is fine - however, he is completely wrong for this book. His voice is dull and boring - and the book isn't that electrifying to compensate. I would only recommend this book if you want to hear about a woman being taken advantage of over and over and over by a boring narrator.
... 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!!
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