Nigel Planer adds a whole layer to this book that I didn't do while reading it. I am usually reading so fast that I miss some of the smaller details, such as the accent that Rock and Morrie have. It's the same as Fat Bastard from Austin Powers, and I would never have 'read' it that way from the printed text.
This book is being sold as a secret society molding human history through the mists of time/sort-of time travel story, when in fact it's just another 'we were meant for each other' sappy love story with a thin veneer of 'we have this amazing way of transferring memories from one human consciousness to another over the last 40,000 years, but that's just a plot device.' SOOOO disappointing. I kept listening waiting for the good stuff to kick in, and it never does. I don't know who decided on this bait and switch marketing approach but it's really lame.
The narration isn't awful.
I love good value for my credit, but at 3 parts and umpteen hours, this was just a little bit long. I liked the structure - we already know Skippy dies - and I liked the alternating POV between 2nd and 3rd person - a nice change of pace - but some parts were just a little verbose. All in all, a very touching story about 14 year olds and former 14 year olds. [And the Bethany song is so funny - better lyrics than some you hear on the radio!]
I loved this book, even more than I have enjoyed others he's written. The narrator is great, the story is witty and funny, and I wanted it to be longer!
I am soooo excited to see that Sherrilyn's books are now on Audible! I love them, but know that I will only get to read them when I have 3 hours at a time - because I can't put them down. Now I can listen - and my only complaint is that it 'listened' as fast as they usually read. I wanted it to last longer.
If you are looking for something similar to the A Song of Ice and Fire series, you will not be happy. But, if you like the werewolf/vampire/supernatural and also hard-boiled mystery stories, then you will enjoy this.
I wouldn't say that the narration enhanced the book, but it didn't detract either, which can happen in many disappointing instances here.
wasting a credit on this book. I guess it could have been worse, but it would take a while to decide exactly how.
Do not buy this book - the narrator is painfully and ridiculously melodramatic, and that doesn't help - but the story itself is just rancid. I guess if you were looking for an example of poor narrative, characterization, and repetitive exposition, you have found a gem.
I wouldn't have given it any stars, but I guess you can't do that here.
This is literally painful to listen to - do not waste a dollar or minute.
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