I think this book would be best in hardcover. Laura Caldwell wrote an amazing story and succeeds to show all of us that a little kindness goes a long way. Unfortunately, Laura Caldwell has a drone-like tone with zero inflection. I found myself drifting and having to rewind. I had to concentrate very hard to keep my focus on the story.
"The true story of a young man's life cheated by the justice system "
I grew up in Newton, MA and have spent many days at Cold Spring Park as well as Starbucks in Newton Center. Listening to this book felt very real to me. The narrator is spectacular and truly took on the characters emotions. I purchased this book because of it's ties to Newton but that was just a plus. Without the connection to Newton I would still have enjoyed the book. The plot is creative and the character development is subtle. Be sure not to discount anyone!
The end was definitely most memorable. Just when you think you have it all figured out you realize you don't.
If this book had any plot or character development it would have been fair. Yes, we all listened because of the sex and the hype around the sex but all three books are really bad. There is absolutely no plot, relationships are simplified, and there is no character development. I have to hand it to E.L. James for at least being smart about people buying sex, but as a writer she is really bad.
A plot would be nice. A little reality would be nice too. How unrealistic a 21-year old virgin and what's more unrealistic is she likes kinky sex right from the start.
She was fine but the men should have been read by men.
Poor, poor writing. The word "bemused" and "murmur" used way too much.
The entire series was so unrealistic and unbelievably boring. Even the sex became boring. Don't bother to read these books. If you want to read about sex there are many alternatives.
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