Yes I would, because I really like Tana French as an author. I have been looking forward to reading this book as if being in withdrawal from her terrific stories and characters. I love the Dublinese which is probably easier to listen too for a foreigner than it would be to read. The narration forces me to really work at listening to unfamiliar idioms and the slang. But this story was so very disturbing to me as someone who is in the business of comforting people trying to help them sort through the devastation being wrought by the current economic climate, that I have been haunted since I finished it.
The author has written a story that was meant to be a window and a mirror at the same time. I kept longing for some kind of logical thread to weave through the story, but the author's intention is discomfort. The story is not enjoyable, it is a tragedy as poignant as, Hamlet, Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet. I kept hoping for there to be a demon, some toxic poison lurking in the air, carbon monoxide, poisonous fumes from the tainted brown harbor. I wanted a reasonable explanation for the tragedy, but the expectation of the reader/listener, in the end, is to share everyone's burden of pain and terrible grief.
Riveting. Commanding. Balanced.
Yes, probably because I want to meet Mick Kennedy.
This is a story that may well be true for too many people whose lives are being devastated everyday more and more by the greed and cowardice of a few. My hope and prayer is that the "banksters" who seduce and dupe the inexperienced dreamers will one day be forced to invest in the world's economic recovery.
The Narrator Juanita McMahon is the best part of this endless novel. I almost gave up reading it twice. I plodded on, however, determined to get to the end of the story, even though I was pretty sure I knew how it would end. I was right.
This challenged me on all fronts. I have lots of education, but learned something new with every chapter. When I recommended the book to our librarian she automatically thought it was a religious book and I assured her that this is a BOOK TO OPEN UP YOUR MIND.
I am grateful to Robert Sawyer for his story of so many possibilities to consider and events to reflect on and visions to stimulate the imagination.
When I finished this book I immediately went looking for another novel by Mr. Galbraith. Hopefully Mr. Glenister will be reading another adventure of Cormorant and Robin very soon. His verbiage slides gracefully over the ears and conjures a very precise picture in the mind. Mr Glenister's accented characterizations were perfection. Thank you. I couldn't put it down.
I don't know I haven't read the print version
Yes. It took me a few minutes to get the pattern of going back and forth between the past and the present, but I couldn't put the book down and listened to it through an entire day.
I thought Hayne's description of the OCD behaviors and the PTSD symptoms were very well done and I honestly believe that this book will be helpful to anyone who suffers from OCD and hasn't sought help.
Loved to listen to Karen Cass's narration, I was continually engaged by her chracterizations and accents. Mr. Thorpe was not as prominent in the narrative, but did a fine job as well.
I am disappointed that she only has one other book and that it has been given a 3 star rating. I will listen to a sample and decide it it will live up to this one.
I have listened to all 8 books in the series and found myself, laughing out loud, panting with exhaustion, and tearing up. At the end of this book, I was tearing up with Walt and basking in the goodwill presence of Standing Bear. I am planning on getting my brother started on the series with the first three books as a Christmas gift.
Absolutely. The story is always moving somewhere, exploring some link. The listener is meeting new people, discovering new twists in the sequence of events, and there is that mysterious truck with the elk mounted on the hood.
He has narrated all of the stories and he is wonderful. He has the nuanced humor of Standing Bear down pat. With his narration I am in the midst of everything that happens. I could practically smell the rotten beer on Mount Rainier.
I read the series, one book right after another. And yes several of them I read in one sitting. This one took a couple of days. I do have to work.
I find Craig Johnson's characters some of the most winning characters I have ever met, and I am not just talking about Longmire and Standing Bear. It kind of reminds me of that great TV series "Northern Exposure." Every character has a story. Every story in the series has a distinct flavor and every flavor is tasty.
I decided to buy the books when I saw the first ad for the TV series called "Longmire" back in May of this year. I sent the list of the books to my brother knowing he might find them interesting too, but having read the first two books and now being in the middle of the 3rd in just one week, I must recommend them. I am devouring the stories. Craig Johnson's prose is not only witty it is compelling, and adrenaline pumping. His characters are absolutely engaging, from sympathetic, to raw. I am just having fun getting to know their monikers. In many ways Longmire reminds me of several of my book heroes...which is just fine, because they are my heroes: Lucas Davenport, Virgil Flowers, Dave Robicheaux, and Hackberry Holland, but Longmire is surrounded by an even more colorful group of compatriots, deputies, potential lovers, living and mystical friends. I am enthralled. I actually thought about what it would be like to live in Wyoming as I read and walked this morning. Indeed I would recommend the series which I have only just begun, because George Guidall brings all these characters to life understanding just how to punch the humor that is so evident in Johnson's writing.
I would compare Johnson's ability to create memorable characters to that of Charles Dickens. These are folks you want to remember. These are folks you want to know. Unlike Clive Cussler there is no sameness in these stories. The plot is immediately different; the characters that dress up the plot are different and even the inanimate objects become characters in the story...like the buffalo rifles in "The Cold Dish" and the old Kaiser automobile in "Death Without Company."
George Guidall's performance makes me not want to put the audiobook down, but I have to work and sleep sometime.
STUFF REALLY DOES HAPPEN IN WYOMING. or LOOKING FOR MR. LONGMIRE
I love this series. I hope I don't run out after I read the 8th book.
I read Master of the Game years ago and literally could not put the book down. I stayed up all night and read it. This book by Tilly Bagshawe is trash. The characters are petty and irredeemably broken, psychotic, sociopathic, neurotic. The story was anarchistic. The writing is awful.
Not anything by Tilly Bagshawe. I used to read quite a bit of Sidney.
She read too fast, like she was in a terrible hurry to get through the terrible writing. I guess I don't blame her.
The rape and murder scene in South Africa was totally unnecessary. Obviously it was the only thing the author could think of to get her two heroes together. Actually I thought I was listening to an abridged version of the book, since there was really no development of much of anything, just jumping from one fortune made and lost to the next.
Don't waste your time.
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