Let's see...character development, an actual plot or purpose for the story.
The narrator was ok. I think she did the best she could with the material. She seemed like she was looking through a window at the characters though, instead of being a character. This is probably because of the poor character development to begin with.
I'd have redone everything.
The main character was ridiculous. I just didn't connect with her or even like her from the beginning. By the end of this long drawn out pile of garble, I was ready for her husband to just leave her and the book to end. I almost didn't finish it.
It inspired me to daydream...This books lost me about 5 mins in. I found myself daydreaming about winning the lottery after passing a MegaMillions billboard on the interstate. I even backed the track up and tried to get into it again, but I just couldn't. Maybe it was the narrator or maybe it was the story. Maybe it was my brain on that day, who knows.
It seemed like the summary about the book that I read before buying made it up to be better than it was. I finally gave up on it at Chapter 3.
This is probably the best one so far. I bought it on a whim and fell in love with it. It wasn't even the type of book that I was looking for that day. I have recommended it to more than one person.
My favorite was, of course, the dog. I loved Enzo instantly and constantly!
I'm a dog person. This book made me laugh a lot because I sometimes think my dog thinks this way. This book made me cry as well...more than once. It's a touching story about love and loss (in more than one way). The ending though took the cake. I was boohoo-ing for 15 mins after it ended because Enzo's dream came true! Gosh, what a sap I am!
It was to a point. I am a huge Stephen King fan, but sometimes it just takes the man too long to move the story along. This was the case for this book.
I've liked others much more. I thought Sophie was the best character in the book. She was the gutsy one in both versions of the past. She lived a life with meaning, with or without Jake/George.
The narration was good, but I got tired of the guys voice by the 20th hour of listening. It was just too long.
Go back in time? Er, no. But by the time this book was complete, I was ready to listen to something a bit lighter, especially after the going back to present time and there were deformed people everywhere. Bring on the chick-lit!
Took a while to get into and then wrap up. The middle was the best part when all of the action was happening -- was a bit long-winded otherwise. I love Stephen King but sometimes have to take him in small doses. Its intriguing to think where our country would be if JFK had not died though. And the butterfly effect is such a fascinating concept.
The length. I think the points of this story could have been made in about half of the time.
The characters were well defined and developed, but the plot was somewhat predictable. The narrator was good with the voices. I liked the Irish accent better than the American one.
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