Broomfield, CO, United States | Member Since 2011
I've not read the print version.
Excellent reader. He portrays the various characters well.
I read quite a bit of historical fiction, but this is such a violent story, I'm not sure I'm actually glad to have read it. Not that it isn't good. It's well done. But some of the descriptions I wish I could expunge from my memory. I could have lived the rest of my life without the particularly graphic and violent visuals this author is so proficient at writing.
I'm not naive and I am pretty tough minded, but beware. The pictures this author paints are not easily forgotten.
I did feel the ending gave enough hope to make me want to read more of this series, but it's going to be a while.
I like Stephen King and figured I had best read the "classic." Long and philosophical in King's way but I enjoyed listening. I live just outside the city of Boulder, so hearing about local places (some gone since this book is quite old) was fun. I must admit I fell asleep during a few chapters but I was tired and the narrator's voice was soothing..:)
Worth your while if you like King.
I am interested in pandemics, so the spread of the influenza was interesting. For me, the book could have been just about that.
He was good at all the character voices and easy to understand.
Exciting, romantic, triumphant.
It's hard not to love Peeta. He reminds me of my husband. He's so loving and honest, says what he feels and doesn't make excuses.
I've not heard this reader before. She does a fine job.
I wanted to know what would happen in the next book. As an author myself, I know how hard it is to keep pace and interest through a series. I was interested from a writer's point of view what she would do with the last book in this trilogy. You will have to read it to find out because I won't tell.
Definitely worth the time. Easier to listen to this series than to read as a book. I read the last one and now wish I had listened to it instead. Because of the first person point of view throughout the series, the stream of consciousness style is a bit hard to read, but as an audio book, it works well.
Ii enjoyed this story enough to buy the sequel. It is not great literary writing, but a very good story. I thought the narrator did a fine job. I'm not sure why so many listeners did not like her. The plot is thought provoking but not preachy.
This is not heavy listening. Because it is intended for young adults, I think the writer aimed the style and vocabulary at a particular education level. It is not in the category of a novel like Cutting for Stone, for example. Still, I didn't feel the writer dumbs it down at all. It's just not a big mental work out. That's okay sometimes.
She did a good job with it.
It took me a few days but not because it wasn't compelling.
I might read Thunder Dog again but would skip the last bits. The story fizzles out toward the end. Yes, they get out of the building and that is exciting and very thought provoking, but the last several chapters are repetitive.
This seems to be Higson's story. I don't know what else he could say about growing up blind or his relationship with his dog.
His reading in non-intrusive and his voice is pleasant.
Why would anyone make a film of this book?
I did recommend this book to several friends who I know love dogs. It made me wonder if I could raise a puppy for such a purpose. I'd read more books like this.
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