I couldn't disagree more with some other customer reviewers. I finished The King of Torts tonight on my commute home and thought it was a very satisfying ending to an exciting book. The character development was excellent--the topic fascinating. I cheered on Clay's successes and worried through the failures. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the book. Congratulations John Grisham on another winner!
I was so curious about this book after watching Walt Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks" and of course "Mary Poppins!" The other reviews made me even more curious. First of all, I have to say that the narration by Sophie Thompson is out of this world. She flows from voice to voice so easily and perfectly that you would never realize it was one person.Excellent job -- in fact "practically perfect in every way!" It is true that Mary Poppins is cross and mean at times, but the fun and caring for the children still comes through. I'm not sure I'll go forward with the rest of the series, but this one was delightful. Can't wait to listen with my husband on our next road trip. Oh, and if you are the movie fan, you won't be disappointed as this book does include at least 3 of the familiar stories from the movie. No spoilers though.
I purchased this book mainly because of J.K. Rowling. I'd love to listen to the HP books, but since they aren't on Audible, thought I'd listen to "The Casual Vacancy" Stephen King says to spend 10% on any book before passing judgement, so I've listened to 194 min, well over the 10% of 107 min so am giving up and removing it from my iPhone. Too many characters and I'm just not interested in what happens. I have many more books waiting to be listened to to finish off another 14+hours.
I asked for this title in Audible ages ago, and was delighted to get the email that it was available. I never read the novel in paper form, but having watched the movie, I knew it would be best to hear the whole story. Sissy Spacek was an excellent narrator, and her narration of Harper Lee's words just engulfs you and brings you right into the town and characters. I asked my husband half way through to watch the movie, so when finishing the last 4 hours had every character in my mind. I recommend this highly to anyone that has never read the book or read it years ago, and wants to hear it again. Excellent!!!!!
Endearing, sweet and quirky!
The story of Lori Shepherd, her mother's friendship with Dimity Westwood and Bill and the Harris' is just unforgettable. I can't wait to catch up with all the stories.
No, but I really like her narration.
No special moment other than every minute!
I've been a fan of Nancy Atherton's Aunt Demity books for years and had been introduced to the series via the 1st two books which I got from the library. I just found an email I had written her in 2010 pleading for Audible books. She replied that "apparently, they didn't sell well enough to inspire Recorded Books to make more recordings." I also implored Audible to record them and YEA -- they have. Thank you, Thank you!
I just love this mystery series and can't wait to download the next book. I think Miss Hick's narration was wonderful and don't understand the other reviewers issues, unless there was a technical issue early on. Her voices and dialects is just spot-on for everyone. The story line is excellent and is suspenseful. I was definitely caught off-guard by "who dunnit" -- total surprise for me anyway.
I discovered this Yada Yada series about a year ago and started at the beginning with book 1 then book 2. Just finished this third book, and while I thought nothing would top the others, this did. I'm almost afraid to start the next one as this was just so rich and REAL! First of all the narrator is wonderful. If you know the story of the prayer group's beginnings, the Yada Yada sisters really become full Christian sisters in this edition. They've had many challenges since they were thrown together at a women's conference including several tragedies that could have pushed them apart permanently. But they prayed, and prayed and really...I know its a fictional book...I found myself praying for them and with them. If you haven't been introduced to the Yada Yada's, start at book 1 and then continue on. You won't be disappointed.
I have listened to many biographies and this one definitely ranks very high. I loved the way Condoleezza wove the story of her parents, grandparents and her own growing up and career seamlessly together....good, good writing and very interesting.
Why Condoleezza Rice, who else?
Too many to choose, but I think when the Stanford students were having a sit-in to object to a policy that Provost Rice had implemented...Condoleezza's response was priceless. You'll have to listen to find out. :-)
Both laugh and cry...just a very enjoyable book especially because she reads it herself.
I'm going to see if her latest book is on Audible. I sure hope so.
I hated for this one to end although I wanted to see the bad guy to get what he deserved. Before I listened I read some reviews and one said that the action stopped half way through the book. I kept waiting, but never figured out where that reader thought it stopped. Anyhow, I loved this story and think Michael Connelly writes the best thrillers...this one was just perfect.
First, note that there is nothing wrong with the audio and those complaining should instead check their listening device or download a new copy. Just finished this book, my 2nd Barbara Holloway mystery and I was on pins and needles until the end. Great writing, enjoyable and believable characters. I plan to download all of the novels eventually. Set in Eugene, Oregon is also a plus as my husband is a UO grad. While I don't know the city and eateries, I'm sure he will when he listens. Keep writing these Ms. Wilhelm! Good job!
I loved this book so much and like others have mentioned...did not want it to end. I finished it Friday at noon while walking and now it's Sunday night and I'm sitting here wondering how Skeeter is doing with her new job and is Aibileen adjusting to her new responsibilities. I loved all the characters, even those who were not even likeable. Kathryn -- you have a gift...please write us another story...or even better a sequel to this one!
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