I loved this book. I expected it to be funny; I did not expect it to be thought-provoking (really!) and poignant. Michael Ian Black writes from the heart and will make you laugh about a range of topics, from marriage & family to pop culture and religion. Highly recommended.
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.
I loved Rainbow Rowell's first book and am also a big fan of Rebecca Lowman, so this book was a double whammy for me. Rowell is so skilled at writing about young love without sounding too angsty. I loved the characters and various story lines in this book. My only gripe is that the ending was a bit rushed - I would have loved to know more about each character's path and outcomes.
I haven't read Terry McMillan in a while and I am glad I picked this up.it was an engaging story about complicated family relationships. The narration was great, for the most part - I adored Phylicia Rashad, though I have to add that I didn't love Terry McMillan as a narrator.
I enjoyed the first two books in this series, but the third and final installment was a struggle to finish. I liked the premise of the story since it explained a lot of what happened in the first two books, but it was poorly executed and a bit slow.
Absolutely. I loved the story, the characters, and the narrators. I am a big fan of Rebecca Lowman and she didn't disappoint here.
I can't really compare it to another book, but it certainly evokes memories of John Hughes teen movies! Lots of good humor, teen romance and angst.
The scene where Park's mom changes her mind about Eleanor and tells Park about her childhood in Korea. It was a great turning point for her relationship with him and the rest of the family.
I felt like I experienced every emotion right along with Eleanor and Park. Nothing better than teen romance!
I love how the story was told through a combination of flashbacks and present day events. It was a great way to develop the characters and keep me guessing about what they'd do next.
Vi - she embraced her quirks and stood her ground even when she held unpopular opinions.
I loved Rebecca Lowman's performance in "Dark Places," and was equally thrilled with this performance. There's something about her voice that is equal parts soothing and entertaining to me.
All siblings have complex relationships, but twins are even more complicated. This is a great story of one family's struggle to embrace their strangeness and hold on to their relationships in the midst of a crazy time in their lives.
I really enjoyed both the story and the performance, but once we passed the book's major plot twist, I felt the ending was a bit unfulfilling. Despite that disappointment, I enjoyed John Green's portrayal of teenage life and love and look forward to listening to more of his books.
WONDER made me feel a wide range of emotions. I'm a parent, so naturally it pulled on my heartstrings and think what I would do if I had a child in August's situation. I'm someone who was bullied as a kid (though for reasons far less significant than August's), so I reflected on my own experience and how it shaped my adulthood. Overall, I loved the message of choosing kindness, and can only hope my own daughter follows that message as she grows up and befriends people from all walks of life.
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