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.
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!!
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.
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