how the White House is hijacked by right wing conservative Christian fundamentalists with the smug conviction that their attitudes and beliefs are all that matter. Hijacked? Maybe not, maybe the correct idea is that the president as sold the executive branch to this movement. I used to think this president was just a dope, but now I think maybe he's just an astute salesman- he knew he could not prevail by right of his own (lack of) accomplishments, so he figured out how to pander to this smarmy bunch who could deliver him votes.
There could have been so many good sub plots developed here- so many themes- but much is left unexplored and under developed. Especially Bertha's situation, Cora's parents' relationship in light of the mother's excesses, etc. Totally boring and essentially trivial. Don't waste a credit or your time.
The narrator has a painfully bad voice. The main character sounds like he's on Valium. Monotone and monotonous. The female voices' falsettos and accents are hysterically bad. The story itself and dialog is awkward and unbelievable. Save your money. I wished I could get a refund after the first 5 minutes. And it just doesn't get better.
great novel, I couldn't stop listening. The character development was terrific.
BUT, the narrator did terrible accents. Big Jim sounded like a theatrical gay from Alabama. Remy sounded like a Jamaican.
The cause of the dome didn't fit with the rest of the story. I felt like the story kind of fell off the cliff at the end.
I'm a big Rice fan, but this was the most painfully dull book, overly romantic and full of baloney about horses. As one who's grown up on a horse farm, I didn't know weather to laugh of vomit over al the romaticizing and factual errors about horses. And the soppy male lead? Get real!
I could not get past the narrator's lisp and slushy "s"es. It detracted from the story.
Couldn't turn it off. Great story, and the afterword was dynamite. Dan Brown is not the only one who can write a compelling Mary story.
Shallow, whiny characters, lengthy passages on essentially nothing, ultimately, who cares? Did the characters ever experience any growth, or introspection, or ANYTHING? No, not really. Scary? No, not at all. When they meet their fate, we just don't care. And to the previous reader, yes, it was the unabridged version, and I read alot too.
love this book. The author is quirky, plain spoken, open and honest. Who says if you're a Christian you have to be a right wing Bush-lover??
She brings these ladies to life. Showcases their strength, dedication, and courage, inspite of the era of inequality they lived in.
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