Probably not. The huge amount of detail about elephants and elephant grief sort of derailed the main story, and the plot twist at the end was almost exactly like that of a well known movie. I won't say which one to avoid spoilers, but once you listen....you'll know.
Yes. I'm already a fan of hers and sad this one was just average.
Yes - both were slowwwwww. I love Rebecca Lowman, but even she was ultra slow here. All in all the story and narration dragged for me.
No, as I said, a movie with a similar plot twist has already been made!
Not my favorite book from Picoult.
A surprising delight!
Bossypants is the obvious choice because of Amy's connection to Tina Fey (as well as their similar writing styles). However, Amy takes a tone all her own and shares some wonderful excerpts from her past, along with her random (and often hilarious) musings on life.
I loved how Amy invited various guests (ranging from her parents to fellow actors) to "perform" with her. It added a new level of intimacy and entertainment to the book - not something that would be felt in a paper edition.
It made me laugh hysterically and yes, I even shed a tear here and there - especially as Amy talked about various members of her family.
A great listen and a fun way to learn more about Amy Poehler's long and impressive career in comedy.
Yes - I loved the premise and the overall storyline. I found myself wondering what I might "forget" if put in a similar situation. My only complaint is that the ending seemed a bit too rushed/contrived - I was left wanting a bit more.
As Alice regains her memories, it's heartbreaking to watch her forget the joy she experienced during the time of her head injury. How quickly those simple pleasures and loving moments are cast aside for the standard resentments and anger.
When Alice, Nick and Madison see the humpback whales - it's a time where they all forget their respective issues and anger, and just enjoy being together.
Worth the listen!
Don't assume anything.
Though the story is fairly simple, it shows the dangers of rumors and conjecture in a small community. We've probably all been in situations where someone unfairly judged us, or our kids. This book shows that the consequences of such behavior can be far reaching.
My first time with Caroline Lee, but I enjoyed her narration and will seek her out again.
The characters were interesting. Strike seems like a character I would want to know more about.
Not really. It was a bit slow at times and made it hard for me to want to keep listening.
Cormoran Strike - he was a great craggy detective.
I may listen to the second book just to see where the characters go, but I hope the story develops faster than this one did.
I think I would love Rowell's style no matter who narrated her books, but Rebecca Lowman is such a great complement to her work. The premise of this book is a little far fetched but ultimately, it's about remembering why you fell in love with someone and fighting to get back to the magical days of a blossoming relationship. I hope Rainbow Rowell will continue to write adult books - though I'm also crazy about her YA books!
Good book in line with Mcmillan's usual style. Enjoyed the characters and their various paths, but found the narration odd at times - it seemed like there was a different woman narrating at the beginning, but she dropped off partway through?
Haven't read the print edition but I can assume Will Patton's narration adds a new level of suspense to the story.
Brady Hartsfield - a disgusting, disturbed and all-too-realistic villain.
He brings a variety of characters to life with chilling, suspenseful results.
Holly - to see what's really going on in her head.
This book terrified me because it could actually happen! Even scarier than some of King's more fantastical works.
Yes. The story instantly pulled me in and I absolutely loved the main narrator. Her voice added so much emtotion to the story - joy, pain, love and sadness.
Louisa. It was wonderful to see her evolve as the story progressed. Though she matured, she never lost the quirky characteristics that made her a wonderful character to get to know.
No, but I intend to!
When Louisa and Will bit the dance floor at the wedding - it was a turning point for them both, and a great lesson in how to live without being worried what others think.
This book will make you laugh, cry, and question how you'd react if faced with a similar situation. The story is only improved by the fantastic narration. A+++!
It's definitely in the top 10. What first seemed like a fairly predictable plot kept me guessing until the end. I loved the tie-in to The Shining, but this was certainly a story all its own.
It had a creepy, fantasy element without being a pure horror book (which are often too scary for me!). I like seeing Stephen King stretch his writing chops beyond what many people probably expect from him.
This book is full of diverse characters, and his narration distinguishes them all.
Yes - I couldn't figure out where the story would go next!
A great listen even if you did not listen to or read The Shining.
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