I hate to admit it, but I was very surprised to find the writing by Mr. Lowe to be so deep. The account of his interesting life would be an entertaining read. However, his thoughtful, near-philosophical written analysis of his path to maturity is beautiful. Several times, I thought, "The writer of this book could easily have been a very successful writer!" His choice of words is almost poetic at times. Who knew Mr. Lowe had these hidden talents! Listening to the audio adds depth...his own emphasis and emotion about his own life! GREAT READ!
I read the synopsis of this book when it first hit the best seller lists. For some reason, it didn't appeal to me at the time. I kept seeing it on the lists...and kept resisting. Finally, when the previews of the movie came out, I decided to give it a try. Occasionally, I am disappointed by a book. I am seldom shocked by how much a book moves me! This book had my full, undivided attention from the first and touched me deeply! I love the different voices for the younger and older Jacob! GREAT story!
I had never read anything by this author, but I will be looking for more! I couldn't wait to see what would happen...and was sad when the book ended because it was over! The author did a great job of segmenting the story...alternating between letting the Dog, Chance, tell the story from his side, and the main character, Adam, tell the story from his side. Together, both sides make a great story!
I have always been a fan of Swayze's work. I expected to enjoy hearing about his life, but I had no idea how much there was to his talent and character beyond the man we saw onscreen! I LOVED THIS BOOK and having Patrick & Lisa read the audio just added to it!
I'm an avid reader, but Jodi Piccoult is my new favorite author and this is my favorite of her books! Whatever your opinion of the subject matter, the author will show you the other side and leave you totally unsure of your position by the final (of several) twists!
My first time to read this author, but I was consumed by the shock and terror of each character! I love this the author's tendency to spin the tale with segmented storytelling!
I love to read and have for over four decades, so it is a great compliment to Ms. Tatlock when I say that this book has become my new all-time favorite other than my Bible!
I was very moved and could hardly tear myself away to eat and sleep! I love the author's tendency toward segmenting to weave the story!
The book is gripping & the author very talented, but I always feel that I have been teased & cheated when the ending does not at least offer some reasoning for all that came before the last page.
There is good news and bad news about this book! The good news is that it was one of the most entertaining I have read (listened to) in years! The bad news is that I searched all over the internet, but ths author doesn't have any other audiobooks! It was entertaining on so many levels and I could literally picture taking a road trip with my whole extended family while listening to this story! I don't often laugh out loud, but I did several times while listening to this one!
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