Maysville | Member Since 2006
This novel makes me want to keep driving or sit in the garage listening. The story is mesmerizing- a fascinating look at the third world's health care and politics, as well as the disparity of health care between the "haves" and "have nots" here- along with a beautiful story about the protagonist's life.
I did not read the book. Narrator was good but not exceptional.
It started a bit slow but it became engrossing. I really started to care about all the characters. Hoped for but did not expect a better outcome for the people!
It was OK.
I listened to it, and then immediately started over and listened to it again. Excellent story.
It was filled with way too much graphic violence. They need a rating system like in the movies, nothing in the reviews I read prepared me for the gore. I quit listening after a few chapters. Could not stomach it.
It was much too long. I wish I had read it instead of listening so I could have easily skipped ahead. I got tired of listening to him go on and on about his drug and alcohol use for years and years. I kept slogging along, waiting for something to happen, because it was such an "acclaimed" book.
I would have preferred a very abridged version- 15 hours.
I think it could have been an engaging story if the character were not such a hard core addict, and if it had been shortened considerably.
I did not care in the least about the characters in any of the stories. I finally gave up about halfway through the book.
Sure not going to see the movie.
I was just as hooked on this as the first two in the series. While there are some improbable occurrences, I couldn't wait to hear more of Elizabeth Salander (not sure of spelling, didn't see it in writing!). Listened to it twice in two weeks. I am sad that the author passed away and will write no more.
The story line was very good- a book within a book, and interesting plot twists. But the dialog was so stilted and artificial, especially in the main "book". Part of the blame I attribute to the narrator, as his word emphasis contributed to the "just off" feeling.
Stephen King knows suspense, but the people in this book were either over-the-top do-gooders or the worst evil of Mankind. There was too much unnecessary gore and violence instead of real story. Still had to listen to the whole thing!
This was a fun listen. I liked all the quirky characters. Hope there is a sequel!
If this novel had been longer, I would have quit listening in the middle. The main character had no redeeming qualities. Everyone in the novel was stereotyped. Not worth listening, but once you buy it, you're stuck.
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