Maryland | Member Since 2014
The audio is nice, but only a 3 star. I have many books that have guided meditations and for some reason after I listen to this section I do not come away more or less relaxed or less stressed. The audio is also set up funny where it is not broken down into neat chapters so that you can simply when listening again and again jump to a set point. You will have to use audible's application to set bookmarks, but take that as a positive plug for audibe's iPhone app.
The reader's voice is nice but sometimes he is too close to the microphone or has hard time with set pronunciation. If the audio goes on sale I recommend it but not at full price.
I've always struggled falling asleep and this does the trick. I have this and a longer offering from Steven and I highly recommend both. His voice is captivating and the messages sent are simple yet complete.
No spoilers here so I'll just say it's amazing and very detailed. I can't imagine the research that goes into a book but authors like Mira Grant do it with a style and depth.
I have loved all of this authors books and I am not big on spoilers so I will say this book was an audible page turner. I stayed up almost all night binging it was simply that compelling to know what was next. The narrator was a delight which I think is key in audio books as well.
I absolutely will listen to Gone Girl again. This is an amazing book and like a movie you love and have seen a thousand times that you see a facial gesture or background object this book will yield clues and insights that will still have me reeling come the end of the book.
What did I like best? Well I am just going to say the ending. I was shocked and surprised and my mouth actually fell open.
I love Nick. He is a great guy and I don't want to give any spoilers so I am just going to say that his character was developed well and is rich and complex and one of the nice things was at the end the twist makes you realize just how true blue this fella is.
A moment that moved me? Isn't the shocking end enough? The book made me run back to Audible and buy all of Gillian Flynn's books and listen to them back to back.
I recommend this book to anyone that is stuck looking for that "thriller" that won't have you on the edge but has enough humor to have you smirking.
I would highly recommend this book to a friend. It is equal parts exciting and questioning so it keeps you guessing and going so that you don't know what is coming next.
Wow, I can't think of any other books that I would compare to feed. It is the first that I have read like this. I can see now that I am finishing up the trilogy that there will now be many that follow it and strive to copy and what what they have done. But really that should stop. I really enjoyed so many aspects of this trilogy and felt that the author did a good job blending it all together.
Sticking to just Feed and not reading into another other aspects of the series I will sat that at first Shawn got on my nerves and that at any second I was expecting him to get eaten, but that I had fallen for Buffy - though her character had not been developed fully for me. Georgia is pretty hot, she rocks and seems to have all of her "sh*t" together and that commands respect so I have to giver her my 2 major thumbs up. So I am going to say that in book one of this serious my fav has been Georgia. She has been the watchful but not overly doting sister, she has been fearless and rational and tried to do best by everyone in her family.
The book already has a tag line of: The Good News, We Survived, But so did They... but I think that may get washed off by mainstream media too quickly as just another zombie flick so I would think I would have to say:
FEED: the thirst is insatiable.
Feed was an enjoyable book. You have to accept it for what it is and can't go into it expecting the book to deliver a bunch of insane plot lines, but to be honest it has enough o f those to have to you chasing your own tail through the third book.
WHAT? When did Ken Follet become a character in my book?
Ok, I am not into spoilers so I will say that I did this as an audio book and at the end Ken Follett came on and explained how he chooses what to include or not include, what is real and what is not real, what to quote or not quote and what to say or not say. But from an audible perspective it was a trip as it was just the same ol' narrator that he been reading the book to me for the last 60 hours. At first I had no idea that we had a character change.
BUT and that is the but and minor spoiler... that is how the book ends. Abruptly. It just up and ends. I read a lot of the reviews posted on the book and changed my review from a 4 star to a 3 star review and now here I sit and write this. I loved World w/o End but who didn't and I loved Fall of Giants. Until the last say 400 pages.
In the beginning the book was amazing and had strong female leads which I have to say is something that I think Ken does really well is honor female role models but then somewhere in the middle something went really wrong and everything in the book became this minutia about WWI. Hell Ken even tossed in a lame one liner about Hitler but somehow negated to ever even once reference the 1918 flu (Spanish Flu) that killed over one million people. Ken really missed out on a gripping piece of history. From Andrew Price-Smith "The viral waves hit the Central Powers before they hit the Allied powers, both morbidity and mortality in Germany and Austria were considerably higher than in Britain and France." How could Follett have such a glaring omission, how could none of the family back home not suffer from any flu like symptoms.
Anyway, the book was a good read but for me I think it is as much as I am in love with the narrator as I am with anything. Well this has to be one of the longest reviews I have ever written but I am so bummed and shocked at the way that things ended that I just don't know what else to say.
The book is amazing but the audio book (narrator) left me wanting. I read this book for the first time in 2009 and bought the audible copy so that I could listen to it when home on medical leave, I thought it would bring me peace to have the story told to me. But I struggled with the narrator.
The book, story and plot itself are however stunning. Listen to the same first to make sure you like the narrators voice and if that is ok by you this is a must read for everyone. It is an amazing book and takes the reader on an adventure of a lifetime. The book is often played down as a book for children, but I have to tell you I would not want my <11 reading it without me around to explain as the book is full of adventure and fright and love and epic morals sometimes beyond adult explanation.
Level 26 has been one of the most riveting and exciting books that I have "read" in a long time. The book has interactive elements which you can pause when listening and experience online but my first time through I chose to just listen an didn't miss a beat. The book has you jumping at all the right spots and screaming in others.
Your hair will stand on end. The author did an amazing job on character development and I find myself wanting for another book in this series, but it is not that kind of tale. A series could end up like a movie's bad sequel.
I recommend this book to anyone that enjoys thrillers and being a bit on edge. It will have you checking not only your doors to ensure they are locked but looking for the boogieman in all the strange places.
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