Ballajura, Australia | Member Since 2010
At first I was thinking Did I purchase a book I have already "READ", however this book is a follow up book from an earlier novel, with some of the character's now moving along. I do love the way she writes, and I enjoy Tami's gift of suspense and character development. Well done and I will buy the next book that she publishes.
I was slowly drawn into the life of this family, disfunctional, sad and trying to find its way amidst the turmoil called LIFE!!!
I liked Joe O'Loughlin and Ruiz alot great strong male characters who you grow to like.
I think listening to this book gave me time to image the scenery, the village where Joe lived. His home, his daughters while listening to Sean's reading
The moving moment would be when you realise that this predator has been preying on young women for a long long time
well worth the credits I used to buy this book, and a well written story. It is more English in writing styles than what I am used to listening too i.e American authors write in a more common style. If that even makes sense???
I loved reading this book , I loved watching this book as a movie , I however dislike the voice of Frances Mayes. The content is wonderful, the story is inspiring , the VOICE IS grating. A more vocal lyrical reader would have transported me to Italy and sent me into raptures. Some writers are not meant to be readers. Keep to what you know best and that is writing and get someone with a voice to read your words. This was a terrible attempt, hence the other Frances Mayes books will be left un-listened, as I could not put my ears through another onslaught of Frances reading
Out of all my downloaded Audible books, this one was the biggest disappointment, I have persevered with this audible book, but if I can describe this book as a colour, I would give this book a grey palate. The Character of Ashima is so Grey, that what else would her offspring be but a duller shade of grey, who despises his Grey Ancestry, and Name. It promises so much more , a melodic story with colorful characters , strong, vibrant however I am more than 1/2 way through and I would like to poke my eardrums out with a skewer as this book is boring me to tears. Arundhati Roy, Salman Rushdi, Abraham Vergehese. Don't waste your money seriously
Do yourself a favour and listen to this book it is filled with accurate Historical data, and great characters. If you can ignore the obligatory romance between the hero and heroine and just listen to the story minus the in grating self reflection these two characters go through , this book is awesome. I love historical novels, I love thrillers, and in this book I have both. Well done and Kudo's to Steve Berry. Just leave out the romance as I can buy mills and boon novels if that is what I am after. However your historical references to this book, and various references to aboitic Oil are cutting edge writing. I did enjoy this book, and the story of the Ba too :)
This book brings about a change in your thinking towards the death penalty, as the story slowly develops. I must say by the end of the book I was hooked , and did not want it to end. A great well told story and a horrible topic to be confronted by. However maybe in listening too this , some readers will consider the harsh realities of the Death Penalty. Bravo John Grisham
This book is a beautiful, well written books, with a melodiousness in it's writing. I always listen to my books by my walks in the morning and evenings. I swear I would walk a more circulatory route home just to listen to one more chapter. There were a few occasions in this book, where I had to bury my head in my large hat, while walking so no one could see me, sobbing hysterically. It was such a pleasure to have it read to me by Sunil Malhotra, and I did not want it too end. The purchased after this , palled into mediocrity after having feasted at Abraham Verghese's table of beautiful words. Honestly do your self a favor and get this book
For the first part of this book, I was ambivalent towards the two main characters neither could draw me into a spark of interest in their rather picture book stereotypical heroine, and hero cookie cutter moulds. It was only when i continues to listen to this book, and make it to part 2, when they travel to France that a small fint and spark was ignited into me wanting to actually hear more. By the time the third part came along I was caught up in this world of intrigue, witches, vampires and demons and was throughly engrossed. Till I suddenly find I have to wait for the 2nd book. So it was a myriad emotions or lack thereof from ambivalence, to slight interest , to engross thrall, to anger that I will now have to wait.
If you can see your way past the Rowing, Yoga loving, tea sipping, voracious appetite for food heroine Diana Bishop and her insistence of trying to mimic us mere mortal humans...you might just grow to like this book. Though her character, in the last part should have succumbed to Juliette for all her hesitation and pontification on killing another person. Diana can be an irritating character, however the story is worth listening too :) good luck
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