St. Petersburg, Russia | Member Since 2013
I didn't love this book although I really wanted to. The author seemed more interested in the general history of the time than in his main story line. There were far too many segues and non-sequitors for my liking, and there was something in the tone that made me think the author strongly disliked his subjects. At the end of the day this is too long to be worth picking up as a filler and probably not worth reading for fun.
This was lovely. A subtle look at humanity, life, power structures, feminism, and family. Sticks with you for a long time. Well worth a listen.
I expected this to be very funny based on an article I read which recommended it. While somewhat dry it was ultimately underwhelming. 1/2 bland intern, 1/2 super-assassin, and more than a little bit whiney John fails to inspire a genuine connection with the reader. This reads like an action movie script. If you're looking to kill a few hours, and can't get to the nearest cinema, go for it. If you're looking for any real depth skip it.
I am so sad to reach the end of this trilogy. I feel like I could have read this forever. I was able to get completely lost in the world Gier created. This is one of those series like Harry Potter or the Hunger Games that will suck in any reader.
It's official, I am hooked on this series. It's a young adult novel, but has larger appeal. It's is highly addictive. It's imaginative, fun, frustrating, and creative. I was even more invested in the characters in this second book. The large turn is predictable but the twists and turns in getting there are exquisite. Delightful and surprising.
Very cute. I really enjoyed the characters and was quickly hooked. This is a wonderful YA book to lose oneself in. Full of curiosities. I picked up the second before reaching the last chapter. Charming.
This s a classic that many are familiar with but haven't thought of since high school The audible version is delightful. The narrator does an impressive job bringing life into each character. It is an easy read and a great way to rediscover a still powerful classic.
I don't even remember why I chose to buy this one. A Goodreads recommendation perhaps, regardless I am so happy that I got the audible version. This was lovely. The two narrators did a splendid job of bringing this story to life. The emotion was made raw and tangible. The characters leapt into my ears and my heart. An absolute must.
A quick listen and not a bad time killer. Overall unoriginal, but great for a day on the beach or a drive in the car. Nothing special but narrated well.
This was a lovely, lyric novel. It took me a while to get used to the switching narrators (character narrators, not audible narrators) but once adjusted the strategy was masterful. I loved Adah, felt Kinship with Leah, dismissed Rachel, hated and bled with Orleanna with equal fervor, and loathed Nathan. A stunningly good book.
An oft overlooked classic comes to life in this audible version. The story itself is a wonderful look not only at the hypocrisy of most religions, but perhaps more damningly, our very human inability to ever really change ourselves. Perhaps too repetitive overall (by about 100 pages) but genius in it's simplicity.
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