I couldn't finish it. Too silly and predictable. In addition the southern accents were hokie and the narrator made the supposedly 'hot cowboys' sound like Dale Dribble from "King of the Hill". Only second audible book out of many I wasn't able to finish.
I've listened to this book for 3-4 hours now and am still waiting to get into the meat of it. The introduction by the author in the beginning is way too long. Returning if possible.
This story is written along approximately the same timeline as Oryx and Crake but from the plebes point of view. It does resolve some questions from Oryx and Crake and it's fun to revisit those characters. The characters from Oryx and Crake and from this book lives are intertwined which is a bit unrealistic when you consider how large the population is. But oh well. But alas it is like the others, a good story with no resolution although I wouldn't let that stop you from reading it.
The story was great, I couldn't wait to listen to more. But like all of Atwood books there is no clear ending. It just stops. Makes me a little crazy. I want a wrap up. Her books I've read to date tend to leave me with more questions than resolutions.
The book was enjoyable but pretty unbelievable. It's a historical fiction love story. The main characters were too good and unlikely. The hero is loved by all and found to be irresistible to women. The heroine also has extraordinary attraction and loved by all who meet her. Plus both possess unique talents that happen to perfectly adapt to their situations. It got to be annoying. Probably will not read another one of Courtenay's books since, from what I've read, they all adhere to the same theme. The narrator was excellent.
I'm only into this book a couple of hours but the narrator is driving me crazy! As another reviewer stated, Ann is supposed to be a young woman in her 20's and this woman sounds like she is definitely more mature than that. Her reading is slow and pedantic and when she portrays a male voice it reminds me of Jughead in an Archie comic. Very nasally and whiny. May have to abandon.
Fun summer read! It IS predictable but the main character really does grow on you and you are rooting for her. The narrator for the first part of the series is very enjoyable.
Becky. Although she's a ditz she's also very kind and imaginative.
Not really but I like to listen to my books in my car and while running.
I thought I would hate this book because it's silly and predictable but there's something lovable and fun about it.
The narrator makes Agnes's voice cloyingly sweet and the voice of the supposedly young boys sound like old men. Very hard to listen to.
I liked the story. It's funny and easy to follow.
Abandoned. Hate it so far. Might try to finish it later if I get desperate. Typical strong, silent, brooding man with a secret meets beautiful independent yet difficult woman whom only he can reach and vice a versa..., blah blah blah. All taking place in a quirky Alaskan town. Oh and there's a mystery but it's taking waaay too long to even get to it. Ugh!
The whole premise was a bit strange but enjoyable.
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