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.
On chapter 91 and I still have over 4 hours left, incredibly drawn out story written a narrative like that of a documentary. The book has its moments of being vivid and well told, but it has hours of painfully dull excruciatingly minute play by play of daily life.
Similar but not as good as Rosie Project. Did make me watch Dragnet on Netflix though which has been kind of fun.
A nice story pretty good overall, nothing to write an expose on but I enjoyed it.
Two unremarkable, unhappy, judgmental pains remain that way even after an excruciatingly long walk. There is no epiphany, there is no road of wisdom, there is just smallness and pettiness.
Let the hate begin.
So forgettable I have no clue what this book is. Even though it is in my library. The bummer thing about audible books is you can't resell the crappy ones on amazon.
I go through one book a month and frankly most of them I forget. Not this one; brilliant from start to finish. Augustus McCrae used to be favorite literary character now its Eli McCulloch.
Gripped my attention early and held it to the end. Ok end was weak but rest was extraordinary. Yes it has filthy parts, yes it is for adults who like something beside shlock. Yes it is shocking at times. If you go to church regularly and blush at adult themes stay away. And curl up with a nice predictable book full of bad things happening to wonderful people,
Two dimensional characters behaving in predictable ways. Been here before in poorly developed fiction, a thousand times before. You take today's thought processes and values and apply them to pre civil war era time period and you get crappy story telling made solely to pull at your heart strings only it is too transparent and contrived to do except on those with lifetime channel standards.
For anyone who has been told to talk more since the time they could talk, this book is for you. Understand once and for all just because you or those close to you are not societal norms for outgoing ness does not mean that there is something wrong with you.
As usual Gladwell has intriguing stories to tell us which are most likely worth the listen by themselves. But like in Outliers his conclusions and tie ins just don't make any sense to me. Put simply I don't get the David vs. Goliath premise throughout most of this book.
Also find his reading style off putting and bordering arrogant.
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