Having listened to audiobooks for over twenty years, this is one of the best. Wanted to re-start it after it was finished. The author paints unbelievable secnarios, that stretch the imagination. Ordinary thoughts suddenly have extraordinary outcomes. Characters are complex, disturbing and likeable. It has been a along time since I have been so in awe of sheer writing.
A good tale about a very realistic not too distant future, had some very interesting detail, a bit too formulaic at times. A lighter more geeky version of some of Margaret Atwood's dystopic novels.
Gladwell always delivers a well thought out thesis, impeccable research and interesting details. Just did not agree with the conclusions he presents in the epilogue. To me his book proves just the opposite of his conclusins.
Not my usual cup of tea, and even dreaded starting it, but the book captivated me from start. All three main characters were intriguingly drawn, and the story had enough suspense to make you want to listen to the next chapter. Only drawback was ending was somewhat predictable.
Interesting listen, not fast paced or suspenseful. But pleasant, brings back the aura of a simpler time, where people's word and values were worth noting.
This tale only soldifies Atwood's genius. She is so good on so many levels her talent is really unfair to the rest of the authors.
The Mozart of fiction. Her stories, her prose seem to flow from a higher source. Several times I findmyself amazed at how impossibly great she really is.
Very, very theatrical. Narrator is so over done it is comical, forcing Harlequnesque prose down your throat until you want to vomit. Piano in between chapters only reminds you this is a soap opera ad nauseum. Plays like poor radio theater from sixty years ago.
Will never understand the high marks this production has gotten. Except to say to each thier own.
To be fair I could only bear it for 3 and a half hours before concluding this was not for me.
Found the first half funny, well written and very compelling. The four characters were brilliantly crafted and the 'wait for what's next' air of the story left me wanting more.
But like so many other stories, the revelation left me flat, and the story ran out of steam.
A decent listen with excellent prose and reading. Just not enough story for the length.
Found nothing magical in the thinking or the story. Rather dulll and uncompelling. Was expecting too much I guess.
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