I am so amazed how Bruce Greenwood could change his characterizations and accents for each of the so many characters and so seamlessly. I agree with one reader that I have never heard a narrator do such a wonderful reading! The performance is the best part of this book.
The book is good, but quite sad. I liked the first parts best, but found the WWII section rather drawn out. Overall, if you like Hemmingway, you will like this.
I really liked Kite Runner, believed A Thousand Splendid Suns was heartbreaking but even better than Kite Runner, but And the Mountains Echoed is, I believe, the best of all three.
This is multiple stories interconnected by family members, friends, and acquaintences. While listening to the three different narrators, it made these stories more real and interesting. It takes a little getting used to the narrators' voices with accents. I considered purchasing the hardcover book to review for spellings of names and places. This is a book I can listen to over and over again.
I so believe this is a wonderful book and well worth reading or listening! Bravo!
I loved this book and learning about Mao's Hundred Flowers Campaign. The book was engaging and flowed. The characters came to life for me, and I became attached to them. Simon Vance is a wonderful narrator.
I want to listen to more of Gail Tsukiyama's books.
I was so looking forward to listening to this book. Although this story was not as good as previous Carl Hiaasen books, it was good enough. Unfortunately, the performance was not well done which weakened the entire experience. I hope the author and publisher goes back to George Wilson or another previous narrator for future books.
I found this book depressing. I don't need to be brought down by disfunctional characters. The story went nowhere except down and then out of control. What's the point?
Sorry, found the female narrator sing-songy.
I started reading this book, not remembering much of what it was about. I was immediately captivated by the story line, the wonderful descriptions, and characters. What an adventure. It was hard for me to stop listening!
The narrator, Jonathan Davis, was wonderful; and his depictions of the many characters were flawless. I will be looking for more books authored by Carlos Ruiz Zafon and more books narrated by Jonathan Davis.
I kept with this book, but found it to be boring and uninteresting. Also, it ends very abruptly which made me think possibly I was missing some of the narrative.
Not worth the download.
I, too, kept listening, believing there would be something good to come out of this book. I finished it and was amazed how stupid and unbelievable it was!
I got the feeling the author included insignificant and unnecessary matters in the story to make it last longer. I found both Patrick and Doris, the main characters, weird-- They deserve each other.
I didn't find The Fourth Hand funny, but rather boring and a waste of time.
This is a very well-written, easily-understood book, and the narrator is excellent. I was surprised to discover that our government and its agencies had 12 occasions to probably stop the 9-11 terrorist attacks. This book is quite an eye-opener, written by Bob Graham who was/is in a position to know what went on.
This is the kind of book I can listen to more than once.
I loved this book and listened to it twice! Bill Bryson's humor is rather dry, but so great. What fun.
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