This book was a nice ride although the outcome was somewhat predictable. The characters were developed enough so that we could say we know them. The situation with Lucy's son is every parents' nightmare and it was painted very well. I felt her pain.The way she reacts to Daniel is so understandable. The two women seemed at the outset to be so different but they really weren't.
The reader did a great job. She was pleasant and did each voice so they personalities came through. I will certainly see if this author has other books available
I kept listening to this story eagerly, as the author lays out a lot of groundwork for each character. However, I felt , that for all that background not much developed. It is well written but left me wanting more....maybe the Jinnie and Golum book 2? The author paints a lovely scene I just wanted to stay there.
I worried that this story might be a replay of ground hog day, where the same events keep repeating themselves. It wasn't though it does replay. Our lives happy or not are based on our choices. To make choices based on experience now that is a treat. This book was such a treat we listened eager to see how each scenario would develop. It was entertaining.
When I bought this book, I made sure that it fell into the category of novels as I did not want a self-help book. While it is not a complicated plot it does unfold as a story. It was laugh out loud funny in spots but also very thought-provoking in others. It is the kind of book I will listen to again.
There are not a lot of characters here , nor is there much action, but the reader did a good job of conveying the right atmosphere for the book. I think he added to the story .
I was a little concerned when I discovered that this story is told from the detective's chauffeur's point of view. However , the narrator does not leave any colour or detail out of the story. I also got a feel for the detective from him. This detective has as much character as any put together by Nelson Demille or Robert Parker. A good story kept me listening and guessing. Jeff Woodman does a wonderful job keeping all the individuals apart for great listening.
I have not finished listening to Wool. I have another hour or so left and I am saving it. Just started re-listening to it with my husband so I can savour it again. The story is riveting , the characters interesting . Absolutely loved it.
There is not a lot of action in this book , but there is a tremendous amount of atmosphere. Lorna Raver brings this story to life. The characters are distinct and lifelike. The novel is a series of reminiscences of a child's past and of a time past. I enjoyed my time there. There was hardship but also much love. It is not romanticized but presented just so we can look at it and see for ourselves what those days may have been like.
The best that can be said is that I did listen to the end. Call it discipline and I really like Sherlock Holmes. I like his acerbic wit and all those confound its...well I didn't get a lot a that here. Maybe the blame rests with the reader, she was boring and I don't feel she did the main characters well. Maybe it was the author, too much descriptions about things that don't matter. All together too too old english for me. I won't be doing another of this series.
I am sure that if I were 15 and heavy into gaming,(but that being said would I be listening to a audiobook? ) I would have really enjoyed this book. I did listen to the end and it really wasn't painful because everything was really predictable. ho-hum. The reader did a good job with the characters . I think that is probably why I made it through.
Vampires...I vote yes let's let them into our society. Can't wait to get to book 2
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