Hearing the story from different points of view made it more enjoyable to listen to. It was a little predictable, but that wasn't really a problem. This book had some authentically hilarious moments.
Any scene at the hotel. I laughed out loud during some of them.
I would actually recommend this book to others. I haven't read any of Sophie Kinsella's other books, but I think this was a cute read with some genuine characters. The story moved well and even though it was a little predictable, there were some great surprises. It was a nice light listen and had characters with some dimension.
I actually liked this book more than the first, In the After. Loved the new characters, great plot development, interesting story. A lot of sequels lack follow through, and this definitely takes you where you want to go. Enjoyed this book immensely, can't wait for the next one.
As far as apocalypse fiction goes, I really enjoyed this! It goes in a different direction from the other zombie novels I've listened to, and of course Julia Whelan is an excellent narrator. I will definitely be getting the sequel. There are no boring sections of this novel. I definitely recommend it.
This book doesn't lack for action and carries on in the same vein as the first book. I really loved the character relationships, but all I can say is don't get attached to anyone. I have to admit that I think the first book was better, as there was more action as the characters moved from place to place. This book was a little slower.
This book is awesome. There are twists and turns, and just when you think you have it figured out, everything changes. What great writing. Gillian Flynn leads you exactly where she wants you to go and you will love every second of it. Outside of the mystery, there are some great discussions of views on relationships, men and women that I really enjoyed. Julia Whelan's performance is amazing. She's one of my favorite narrators. I can't rate this highly enough. I have no idea how the movie will be able to stand up to this performance.
If I could give the narration zero stars, I would. Ron Perlman can barely pronounce a lot of this. He reads in monotone, no inflection in his voice whatsoever. I've considered returning this book two or three times, based purely on that. The music played between interludes is SO ANNOYING. If you can get past those things, I think the story is actually pretty good. But there are a LOT of characters and it's hard to keep track of them with this monotonous reading.
I am a person who watches Walking Dead. That being said, I loved this book. It's basically like a season of walking dead with people who actually make good decisions and with more character development. This book is more about the relationships than the gore, but I loved that aspect of "zombie apocalypse" and the dangers constantly lurking. There were many surprises in this book, and I was on the edge of my seat listening (shouting out loud as things happened). I loved it and can't wait for the next one to come out.
If you enjoyed the Sookie Stackhouse series, you might enjoy this book. Good narration, interesting story.
Johanna Parker is a fantastic narrator.
She's the best narrator of all of the books I've listened to on audible. After listening to the Sookie Stackhouse series, I thought this was a good next choice.
The end. Gag me.
The second half was much better than the first. All of the talk about worrying over twitter followers made me think...how old is this woman and what is wrong with her?
No, I've read the other Bridget Jones books and loved them. This was just kind of dumb.
I suppose...but a lot would need to be cut out.
I really enjoyed the first two Bridget Jones books and was so excited when this one came out. The bad reviews held me off for awhile, but when i finally decided to give it a listen, i understood what people were talking about. She just seems like a stupid person. She was always kind of inept, but this book made her seem like someone who wasn't good at anything, didn't take anything seriously, didn't have to take anything seriously...just bad at everything. like...an idiot. dont get me wrong...there were some definite laugh out loud parts of the book, and i really really enjoyed the end. But the first half just made me think "who is this moron and why am i listening to her whine about losing twitter followers? isn't she 50?"
Thea had a great depth of character.
What a great book. I found it to be a realistic portrayal of how modern relationships really play out. Some very romantic parts, some not so nice practicalities, laughs and tears. The beginning is a little slow, and Alice is a little annoying, but overall i think this is a really nice listen and i was sad that it was over.
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