Wow, this is a broad, far reaching story! A fun twist that surprised me. Paks has come a long way since she left her childhood home.
I am starting to listen to the series for the second time. The writer and narrator combo is perfection. I love each character! Each book includes giggles and tears. It has been probably 5 years since I first read the series. I enjoy listening for the second time, knowing each person already and I look forward to the stories that I will enjoy again.
I just finished listening to this book for the second time. I really enjoy WWII books and this one is is so touching. The point of view from "Death", the view from a young orphan girl, the vivid people from the town both rich and poor, the bombing raids, destitute people who are trapped with no hope of a better life, love, fear, anger, hiding a Jew in the basement, it is all included. Mr. Zusak is a wordsmith! His story telling just drew me in. Also Mr. Corduner is the perfect narrator.
I think that this is the best of the first 3 books. I am glad that Amy is in this book again. Same basic story. A world ending problem, the heavy guns are sent in, problem + monster. The bad guy/monster was interesting and tied into the world ending virus. Amy is on site at a drilling site, her expertise is needed to rate the oil plus hopefully find new water life.
A new baby witch joins the family! A new teenage witch is located and introduced to the accountability of spells. Another wedding. Calming world wide weather. This is a great story with a lot of adventures. My only slight complaint is that I love all of the "love" but it is a little over the top.
I enjoyed the first book, but found this book lacking. This is so subjective, but maybe I just do not like books set in the boring dessert. I also did not feel the connection between the characters, no one was interesting. In this family, we are amateur astronomers so I was very interested in the black hole, but that fizzled also.
Very fascinating story line. I wish that the programmers were included more often in the story. This is a quirky hurmor that people either love or hate! Not as good as Disc World, but the characters were great. In fact, I think that I enjoyed it more that I thought as I was reading it. I find myself laughing thinking back at some of the crazy events.
The raw story. It was so well written, she tells the story with all the feelings that are too terrible to imagine happening. It constantly made me think of all of the girls that have been kidnapped and did not make it out alive. She desperately wanted to live, even to the point that she knew that she would out live Mitchell and Barzee and then be free. How sad, and what a fighting spirit for a young, naive, innocent girl. It would not have been the same if she had not been the narrator, the story was even more poinient by listening to her tell her own story. I also loved the strong family love and ties that kept her going. This is a story that I will not forget and I recommend to others.
This was an okay read. Not fabulous, but it kept my attention. Stupid on my part, but I had a hard time getting past the direct copy from Clive Cussler. The story set up starts hundreds of years in the past . . . Really? . . . Really?
Anyway, I always like stories that take place in exotic places and this was Antarctic, spelunking, and creepy creatures. Stories like this are just great, no-brainer, escape. No high expectation results in a few hours of entertainment.
This is not an adventure book. It is detailed true history that follows the lives of a few characters. The construction details, the employees, the accident, the politics, J. Edgar Hoover, and trials. As I review the book in my mind, it indeed covers a lot from start to finish and the main characters are well developed making it more interesting as a documentary.
Her books are written for a unique nitch. I think that you would either love or hate her book and I definitely fall into the love group. I love the details even though they are very graphic. What happens to a body at the time of death and after, it is all included in this interesting book.
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