This is beautifully read.
A great fun story, with depth and surprise; it kept moving and I wanted to keep listening.
Though this was well read, and I particularly liked the scottish voices, the story is weak. It is overly sentimental and romanticized. I found I could predict the author's next words as they tended toward the cliche and the obvious.
Freddy and Fredricka by Mark Helprin.
I quit part way through the second part as I was annoyed by the predictability of the authors lines.
This is easy to listen to and has a romantic appeal.
Beautiful! Everyday I looked forward to listening to this. Its a good story, beautifully written with some interesting science. I loved Barbara Kingsolver as a reader for this book. Her voice has great authenticity and always seemed on target.
This book is well worth reading.
I would not read another book by Jess Walter.
The reader did a good job but the characters were repellant and the writing mediocre. I quit half way through because the characters were so unlikable and the writing lacked value.
The story had some entertaining value.
This was well written, but ultimately kind of disappointing. I wanted more from it.
The perspective on the main character's life, from his point of view, was the most interesting. The plot itself was listless.
Yes. It was fun and entertaining with great characters and addictive plot.
He was perfect. His voice interpreted the story and characters yet never got in the way.
I've never thought of myself as a "Stephen King" fan, but this was tops! Really good.
I'm quitting this half-way through as I find the writing boring and pedestrian. Its written in a heavy, flat-footed style with obvious plot mechanics. I also find the reader to be one-noted and heavy handed.
More inflection and changes of tone by the reader.
I listened to this all the way through the first half of the second book, then quit. It just did not keep my attention. It is well written, but focuses for long periods on dialogues of no action and little psychological interest. Perhaps it is too subtle for me.
I became fatigued with the dreadful parade of bad things that happen to Oscar. Toward the end, I just quit. Otherwise, it is well written and well read.
This is a fun book and well read. It isn't great literature, but its entertaining and gives some history of the times of King Alfred.
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