I love Stephanie and the cast of characters in the Plum series. Keep 'em coming. This one has many laugh out loud moments for me. When I listen to a Plum book, I am not looking for an education or "serious literature." I want a mystery, interesting characters, a laugh here and there, and a story that carries me along with it as it unfolds. This one delivers. I'll be listening many more times in the future.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story and will listen again. Great characters. Interesting plot. Setting works for me. I hope she will consider a series. She's got an interesting PI, dedicated assistant, lots of factors built in from this first book that will work to enlarge the scope for future stories.
Cormoran Strike, you're wanted on the job! This job had me interested in learning about you, going along on this case, and wanting you to realize you need this temp.
I love this story. The movie, of course, was not nearly as good as the book. But, that's not unexpected. I love how this story unfolds, enveloping me in it completely. I love how it is not a-b-c-d linear; it goes where it wants to go and brings me along every time. Time spent with the Time Traveler and his Wife is time well spent for me.
While Dad Burpo seems to take longer than needed to get to the real story, I like this book a lot. If you can be a bit patient with Todd's story, you will be rewarded. I think of it a little like Beef Wellington--a pastry covering over a wonderful piece of beef. Todd's own story is that pastry covering--tasty, but puts the reader off from the true story for a little longer than necessary.
All that aside, I thoroughly enjoy this book and have already listened to it several times since buying it.
I have come to love Lady G. This was a completely fun story, especially in December. I'll be listening to this for many Decembers to come. I thoroughly enjoyed the main and minor characters. And many are true "characters" whose personalities brought anything from chuckles to concerns to belly laughs.
I like to watch stories unfold. I don't analyze every character or interaction to figure things out before the author's reveal. This story unfolds well. It was very satisfying for me.
I love this! It goes along the P&P story line but lets the reader get to know and understand Hill and the others important to but on the periphery of the original story. While obviously a fabrication of someone many eras beyond the author, Baker has a feel for these characters and presents story lines that make sense, are surprising, and engaging. I love this!
I love Janet Evanovich's series with Stephanie and Diesel. However, moving from Jersey to Mass, the accents are VERY different...except with this reader. I enjoy her work in Jersey. But, she needs better work on the regional accents. The main character came from Virginia--not a southern note heard. She works with Massachusetts--Salem at that!--people and they all sound like her! I know she can do better. Especially since she's working with fun material that people already enjoy.
This book grabbed me from the opening moments and did not let go until well after it ended. It is emotionally a seesaw--highs and lows that change unexpectedly throughout the almost 13 hours.
The pacing is great! The story moves well. I appreciated there was no "downtime" where I wished something would happen. Something was always happening.
I loved the characterizations. The main and minor characters were individual with easily understood dispositions, personalities, appeals, and revulsions. There were many times while listening that I was mentally cheering for some and booing other characters. I was completely drawn into their plantation world before the Civil War.
With the main character being an orphaned Irish girl whose parents died on the ship from Ireland, Lavinia grabbed my heart and never let go. That the ship's captain was a plantation owner surprised me. His bringing her to his plantation as an indentured servant seven years old had never crossed my mind as a possibility. Growing up with a toe in the Big House world and mostly in the slave population gave Lavinia's story even more poignancy.
If you are a reader who enjoys period pieces, you will enjoy this book. If you are a reader who enjoys good characters in a well paced story, don't miss this book.
I cannot say I loved the book, but I did enjoy it. I am happy that I bought it and will eventually listen to it again.
I enjoyed learning about his turnaround regarding life after death.
Himself. He did a nice job with all the characters, but it was easy to know that when he spoke of his experiences, it was his truth.
No, but it was thought-provoking. I'm not a cryer. It's a rather serious book, not much into humor.
At times, it got a little more detailed about the science than I would have preferred. But, it was not off-putting.
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