I used a credit on this book despite some of the negative reviews. I appreciated the fact that it kept my attention throughout. I think the review that mentioned the sexual content only listened to the beginning and gave up on the book. I thought it was interesting that one negative review assumed that the author was a man, when in fact A. M. Homes is apparently a woman. The story all tied together, and I appreciated how Harry came along in his journey to understand some things about his life and his view of family. It was definitely outlandish at times, but in a charming way. I also thought Andy Paris did a great job with the narration.
I had heard/read a lot of buzz about this book and thankfully read nothing that spoiled the twists and turns for me. I enjoyed the writing style and the narrators. I could easily envision some of the characters as plausible, such as the "Nancy Grace" type of celebrity crime fighter/newscaster. I read this book in a couple of days since I looked forward to any activity in my schedule when I could switch on the book. Now I am interested in reading her other books.
I have been revisiting some Stephen King books after thoroughly enjoying 11-22-63. This book is a gem, with the incredible Frances Sternahagen's narration. She has the accent spot on, and I zipped through this book, enjoying all of it.
Like so many others, I read Stephen King religiously at the end of high school and through college. The Stand was my favorite book for years. I then lost some interest and was disappointed in some of the books. I have listened to a few of his Audible titles and have come to appreciate him again. When I read about 11-22-63, I thought it might be interesting, but wasn't sure what to expect. I very much enjoyed this listen, and thought Craig Wasson did an outstanding job in narration.The book got me thinking, took me back, and ultimately was very satisfying. I think as King says in the afterword, he thought of doing this back in the 70's, but it might have been too soon. I agree, and I bet it turned out to be a much better book from him writing it as a more mature author and for the emotions about the assassination being a bit farther back.
This book obviously stands the test of time, and Linda Stephens gives a wonderful voice to Scarlett and the whole book. I love long books, and this one certainly gave me many hours of enjoyment!
I had not read a Wally Lamb book since She's Come Undone, many years ago. I enjoyed that tremendously, and decided that The Hour I First Believed sounded like an interesting premise and worth my time and credit. It was. I recently read the non-fiction book Columbine and I liked how this author wove the actual events with is fictional characters. He also included descriptions of local places in Eastern Connecticut that were sometimes changed and sometimes named correctly. I admit I was initially taken aback by the raw sexually oriented descriptions from the main character's viewpoint, but as I got into the book I appreciated why this was done. It is a complicated book but easily kept my attention, and I was sorry when it was over. Now I am anxious to revisit She's Come Undone. I am disappointed that I Know This Much Is True is only available in Abridged since I generally am not interested in that format.
I always enjoy listening to George Guidall, and he does not disappoint in this book.
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