I love these authors and the Liaden Universe. I have read all the previous books. However, I tried reading the ebook and quit after halfway through and I tried again with the audiobook and did not enjoy it. The problem is nothing happens. By the middle of the book, some of the characters have relocated. Some people are following other people, that's it. It turned out to be chore getting through the story.
It is like a continual set-up for another book in the series. It was a chore getting through the previous two books about Theo and I see they were just a set-up for this book, however in this book there seems to be nothing but more set-up. What will the family do to survive? So many dangers are facing the family... all that causes this story to not be a story.
The narration also had a problem that when she spoke in male voices the volume was lower, so you turn up the volume and now it is too loud when the female characters speak. Also, Miri's dialog was always delivered in a laughing tone. This became really irritating and unnatural.
I have read practically every John Grisham book. Yes there are some I could not get through like the Brethren. My idea of a good John Grisham book is “A Painted House” or “Bleachers”. For legal thrillers my favorites are “The Testament”, “The Last Juror” and “A Time To Kill”. However, Sycamore Row is his best book, period.
This is a nice good long book about the gripping court case to decide what to do with a fortune a white man left to his black house keeper.
This book brings back characters from “A Time To Kill”, “The Last Juror”, and “the Summons”. The pacing is excellent, there are twists, turns and tearjerker moments.
If you like John Grisham books you have to have this one. The audio production is also top notch. I was sad when I got to the end of this 20 hour book, I wish it could have just gone on and on…
This is a well written book. The performance by the readers was excellent. This was a challenge because each reader had to read some dialog by the other character and come close to matching the voice so it is not jarring when the next chapter starts read by the other character. The ending was excellent.
This is an original story that stays away from most of the cliches. The main character is socially clumsy but adorable. She is surrounded by a great set of family and friends. The main character spends a lot of time trying to make it work with this unobtainable guy but the story is really about her not the relationship. It is about her growth dealing with a relationship with an unobtainable guy.
This is well written and entertaining. You learn a lot about how to properly run a business from what he coveres. He goes deep into his successes and mistakes. In the end his point is that you have to stick to proper principals of good human behavior and deal with the outcome. In the end you will be better off.
This is a deep and complete book. I am a programmer and I was very inspired by what this book covers.
All her books are good but this is her best series. The character development is very good. She has long segments where people are sitting around talking at a table but it is still very enjoyable because she digs so deep into what each character is thinking. Yes there is action but basically it is a 'character study' book.
The only negative is that sometimes it is repetitive with the "the wolf wants to protect his mate" stuff. I mean we get that the first dozen times :)
If you want to know about a side of modern India that you do not know about, this book will open you eyes. You are imersed into the story and the setting and you feel as if you are really there.
Michael Lewis is a top notch writer. He is at the top of his game. He provides so many witty remarks that I find myself laughing my entire drive listening to this book. It is a serious subject and everyone should read (hear) this to really know what is going on, however, the presentation is top notch and entertaining. The narrator is also excellent and this is now one of my favorite audio books.
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