Sun Lakes, AZ, United States | Member Since 2004
This story grabs you at the beginning and doesn't let you go. Characters are real and suffering. Loved it. Great narration too. Will add this author to my favorites.
I have read all of Diana Galbaldon's Outlander books and just loved them, but this one leaves me cold. Up to the fourth part and it's very difficult to get through. "Too Many Words," as they say. Heard the ending is disappointing, but don't know if I'll ever get there.
Wonderful, but thought provoking. The storyline reminds me so much of the movie, Slumdog Millionaire (or Q&A). Slumdog was written several years before the release of Shantaram. Couldn't help but wonder if parts of Slumdog were "lifted". Anyway, both the movie, slumdog, and Shantaram are excellent.
I have listened to the Voyager, Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber and finally Drums of Autumn. All books in the series that I have listened to are magnificent. Authors knows that perfect narration is the key to an excellent audio book and Davina Porter is the absolute best. Will listen to them again. Just when you think Diana's story is "pat," she puts a twist in the story that makes you sit up staight and say, "Wow". Thank you so much, Diana and Davina.
Loved it. Magical. Great ending. A human story.
This is new age psycho-babble. It has all been said in numerous self-help books, particularly, the book written by Norman Vincent Peale, "The Power of Positive Thinking."
The Secret is just rehashed from foregone books. If a person feels they can think their way into riches and a better life, they will grow a beard waiting. Get real and get to work.
Regarding the reviewer's comment that the last chapter had been left. This book is so intelligently written that the author went as far as he could without repeating the sad events that would keep happening to these characters. The ending left the reader feeling like these characters were just born "under a dark cloud." It's a great read. Life is not always a happy ending. It's real! I want more Pete Dexter books. Heard The Paperboy is another excellent read.
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