I would definitely buy another Sarah McCarty book, but only because I've read/listened to other books by her and know she can do much better than this. Unfortunately, I wouldn't be eager to purchase another book read by the same narrator... She made the characters sound like children.
This book was all sorts of odd to me. Seems to me Maddie shouldn't be marrying married at all, but instead checking into some western residential facility for those considered'touched' in the head. From the start I had the hardest time figuring out how anyone could get to know her enough to fall in love with her... She barely spends time in reality, constantly 'slipping away'.
"Enough angst to fill mosh-pits" is a quote from the book that basically sums up the entire book. Overall I liked the book, but if angst were sugar I'd be in a diabetic coma. Because it was good enough for me to want to hear the ending I put up with it, but all the angst had me thinking "when will this end" very often.
This book is easily in the top five, if not number 1, of my top audiobooks. I'm a graduate student, so I don't have much time put keep my nose and anything outside of text books. I started buying audio books because since I can't read while driving, or on the bus (because the constant shaking of the book gives me a headache) so I thought listening to audio books would help me get my fiction fix. So in general I just listen on the road, then turn it off until my next outing... NOT WITH THIS ONE. Its 11+ hours long and I've finished it in two days. I listen to it while at home because I'm so stuck on whats gonna happen next. I've got a new fave author to add to my list.
Garrett, lol hands down.
Oh and I must also say Harry Berkeley is a VERY TALENTED reader. I generally steer clear of audio books red by men because I'm to distracted by how they attempt and usually fail (in my opinion) to portray the female characters. Harry did great, I'd listen to a book read by him any day.
It moved me, I didn't laugh or cry (Francine Rivers is the only author who has ever made me cry) but I felt bonded to the characters like I was in the drama with them, trying to get out alive and in love.
Worth every dollar or credit.
The stories summary alluded to danger and excitement...there was none. The one moment of "danger" was lugahable, in a boring way. I was Shocked, cause I like this author. Also I was very disturbed by the way the book condoned abuse.
've been reading romance since before I was 11 (yes I know, inappropriate, but a far as every one else was concerened a little girl with her noise stuck in a book its more important than actually knowing what she is reading and learning from the books). Anyway, that said, I understand the whole strong man appeal of romance, but this guy was beyond controlling, and threatened to do her physical harm on more than one occasion. Not just expressed a desire to do harm, like many romance books imply, but actually threatens it, and she submits and finds it desirable. I've read a lot of romance, ( I'm 27 now) but this one was one of the most disturbing I've ever read.
All of it
I feel like book readers are like verbal actors, in order for the story to be great the read has to portray all of the characters emotions and characteristics.i feel this reader did not do the book justice. She read the whole book in what felt like a semi whisper. Even the parts where the book clearly says Someone shouted or got frustrated she read it in a soft meek voice. It annoyed me so much.
the imagery was amazing. that's not usually what grabs my attention in a book on audio, but it really lent to the greatness of the story.
there are not any books that I would compare it too. This is the first time I've really listened to a story told like this, and while I really liked it, it did not resemble much of what I am used to listening to.
She had a sort of hypnotic voice, it was very relaxing to listen to, but didn't make me want to fall asleep.
No, but that's because there are not any books this long that I would want to listen to in one sitting.
It was a great listen. I would recommend it to anyone that doesn't mind a somewhat slower story, but a very relaxing and sweet story of love and strength of heart.
the book was just dry, boring, and repetitive. The killer keeps threatening to kill her but you soon learn he's all talk, and after a while it becomes really boring to hear him say the same thing. Also, how a romance bloomed out of this story makes no sense to me. I like to listen to audio books to pass the time on the train to and from work, but this book doesn't help me pass the time, it just makes me wish it was over.
take more time to develop the romance. One minute there was nothing, and the next they were sleeping together while still talking about escaping each other and murder. it made no sense to me.
the accents were bothersome too.
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