Somehow I knew what the story was about but I didn't realize it was so more than plot. The story is thoroughly told with rich language. Nothing minimal here.
The reader was professional and excellent. I would have preferred the old squire not have such a problem with phlegm every time he spoke.
Maybe Agatha Christie fans.
I could not keep the characters straight. Kept wondering who was this person speaking and when did they enter the story. I liked the initial character but ... alas .. she wasn't really who the story was about.
It was probably fine for the type of story. Just dull for me at this time,
No idea. I don't get this question. I don't normally listen to books I've already read.
There are many but to choose one, the note written by the mayor's wife to Liesel telling her she knows she's stealing her books but she's welcome to them. There are many lovely kind people in this story that happened during a war.
I can't answer this. The performance did not detract from the story and was perfect.
When the step father gave bread to the old man being marched through the city, I had tears.
In addition to this being a wonderful story and an outstanding performance, the writing is vey beautiful. One phrase I remember was, "The clouds arched their backs and looked behind them before moving on." The book is narrated by Death who admits that he is haunted by humans. Very rich imagery.
Bottom half. It was well written and well read but the story just got me down.
Sure. He did a good job.
I don't think I have.
Yes. It make me sad. People can do their best and still get kicked around. I didn't enjoy it. I work in retail and experience this.
The book was recommended to me by someone I met online and don't know. I don't know why. She said it was one of her favorites. There you are.
How would I judge this?
I loved the book because I loved all the characters. No favorites.
Both talented, distinct and appropriate. Szarabajka also does the voice of Yolanada and it's all great,
I don't want to listen to anything in one sitting.
I have been complaining lately that I don't find many books by women to read. I don't like romance or chicklit. This book was wonderful and I was grateful to find it. The only thing I didn't like is that it makes you care about the characters and lets you anticipate something wonderful happening between them but stops before that scene. For me the book had no ending. It really does annoy me. In real life you would be able to find out what happened and have closure.
Maybe. I don't plan to.
I was fond of several but Joshua as a dog was adorable.
He was terrific.Perfect.
The speech given to the aliens regarding Michelle.
I hate sci-fi but I loved this funny sweet book.
The book stands on its own. I've just never read it and didn't love it.
Someone who would have prepared better instead of making one voice by talking through her nose, another by copying from the movie (Cowardly Lion), another like a sing song New Yorker.
An American classic.
I wonder if she didn't think this project would be so simple for such an accomplished actress that she didn't find time to prepare.
Before I listened to this book, I read reviews that said it was a good book for runners. I dismissed that because it wasn't a manual, it was a novel, and I'd like to read about runners more than, say, football players.
So glad I did. I never lost interest, never thought that if I were reading it off the page, I'd be skipping this part. The reader is a genius at making the many voices fit the characters and be recognizable. The many characters are perfect. We learn why they want to run and then there's the deliciousness of them coming together and making the story.
These characters overcome a succession of obstacles that can't be predicted. They are people I'd love to know. The story is exciting and feels good.
Having lived in different parts of the country, it was interesting to read about their trials and successes in those parts. Wholeheartedly recommend.
This is history but not the kind I learned in school. A murder, gruesome but not more so than others of the day, became a source of competition between the newspapers of Joseph Pulitzer and Randolph Hearst. The book is filled with juicy details and we are filled in on the stories of all players. Excellent. I hope more of Collins' books make it here.
I loved the simplicity of the story, the little details, the charming people Harold met. The story's background unfolded nicely. But when things went wrong for Harold, the low-key writing, his physical and mental condition, the people who used him, his sad memories that kept cropping up, made the experience of this book a downer for me. I'm not saying it's not a well done and meaningful book. It's just not what I prefer.
Loved the cool seductive tough guy narration. Loved the colorful wide assortment of characters taking part in the story. Loved the information about currency and counterfeiting. I just didn't love the small part where he figures out where someone is (city and hotel) with no hard information at all.
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