The story is wonderful and the writing is beautiful. The author is also a very good reader, changing her voice slightly for the different perspectives. This is a great book about strong women. This is my first Jackson book and I have already put her others on the wish list! I like a good story, but I also need good writing and interesting language and this has it all!
I told one of my friends about it, and he loved it
all of Neil Gaiman's books
he brings the creepy story to life in a way I did not get from the book
I read it wen I was 10 and loved it, I read it another time wen i was 13 and it is still one of the greatest (yet creepy) books i have read. love the movie too lives up to the book but they changed some stuff and added stuff the clay animation is amazing for the story if you like the book see the movie.
It was one of strangest books I have read
the people came to life with the great readers.
very funny book I have read almost all of tom's books and i think this is one of hes best books
one of the best
It is not like any other books i have read
it was good for the book, he was great for the people (and things) in the book.
yes I listened to this book in a day or two and the others in the series shortly after
though it was the same author it was very different from the hunger games (great book too)
I loved this series, and would like to see other books by the P B. This book series reminds me a lot of lemony snicket's books. hope you like it as much as I do. Eddie age 13
there are tow stories that go together in the end
a grate story of earth and it's people
It was a great book. After reading the Gregor series, where they live in underground colonies, I was a little sick of that concept. Still, I enjoyed Enclave (though they live in enclaves, also underground). All the characters had their own interesting back stories, which was really fun to listen to. The narrator had a very squeaky voice that got annoying.
I was really quiet surprised to read some of the reviews of this beautiful and mesmerizing book. First of all, let me say that I love it when writer’s read their own books and Barbara Kingsolver is no exception. She has a fabulous voice and I loved her characterizations and intonations. They are what the writer intended them to be.This is the story of a life. It flows from childhood to adulthood with twists and turns and interesting historical events. This is not a straight-forward story, this story requires the listener to let go and allow themselves to be guided through the journey without needing to know the end. I found it funny and sweet; sad and still wonderfully hopeful. There are wonderful characters, but I don’t want to spoil a thing. Kingsolver’s writing is lush and beautiful, full of metaphors and wonderful turns of phrases. She is a dealer in words, and she treats them as the valuable commodity that they are.
So some of this book is a bit boring and some of the science stuff lost me, but she also has a wonderful way of making certain things interesting. How do they go to the bathroom in space and what do they talk about to control. I especially enjoyed telling my 12 year old son and his friends about vomiting in space and other gross details that they loved. I found it fascinating and surprising.
This is an interesting book. Like some of the other readers here, it took me a while to get into the story. There is a lot of thoughtful descriptions of class differences and some pondering on life and philosophy. These are kind of interesting, though I often drifted...the ending did make up for it, though. I really liked the young girl and her thoughts and observations. In the end, I was very glad that I finished the book. It has stayed with me. Another book of strong, independent women with interesting opinions who think for themselves.
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