This was a fantastic audible! It brought me closer to the Vietnam Vets and what they experienced as they fought in it and those that laid down their lives in Vietnam. The author, Michael Herr, wrote in such a way that you felt close to his emotions and the emotions of the soldiers. With his descriptions you could visualize the images that he saw as a journalist in Vietnam.
He did an awesome job of telling his story and theirs. You could easily put yourself in his place. You could also understand how it had such ravaging effects of the soldiers.
The performance by Ray Porter was superb.
I was definitely glad that I purchased and listened to this audible.
This story did handle the issue of domestic abuse very well. I felt sorry for Paige, the woman who was running from her husband.
I really liked John “Preacher” and the way that he connected with her 3 year old son.
I also liked the characters Mel and Jack.
It’s definitely a beach read . . . not complicated, romance, and with a happy ending.
The positives were that it was easy to read with good characters. I liked the Scotland setting and the history, but it was definitely not at the Diana Gabaldon level!!
I did not like the way that the author jumped from past to present. What I particularly disliked was her creation of "DNA Memory." That was stupid.
Rosalyn Landor did a great job narrating.
Each chapter seemed to be unconnected and I often found the story boring. It was, therefore, easy to stop listening to or to become distracted while listening.
I did like the main character, Hornblower, his many fears, and his sense of honor. I have read reviews by others that the remaining books in the series are much better than this one. Maybe I will try one of them if they happen to be on sale.
If you like stories of the sea and sailing and ships and history, you may find this story very entertaining.
The narrator, Christian Rodska, was the best part of the story!
It was very clear in the beginning how the legal system is very unfair. It is very sad what happened to Jovan Mosley, however, I feel that it could have been written in a different way to make us care more about the different characters involved.
I felt that she repeated herself several times and I found it annoying. Perhaps if it had been read by a different narrator than the author, I may have enjoyed it more. I feel that this would probably be much better viewed as a movie than read as a book.
Fabulous book by Truman Capote. You will enjoy it again if you have already read it, and if not, I think you will be very pleased. The narrator, Michael C. Hall, did a superb job reading it.
I liked Holly a lot in the story and the way that she was everything and more. I also liked Paul her neighbor and the way that he loved her no matter what.
What a great writer Truman Capote was!
For those that enjoy this Amelia Peabody Series by Elizabeth Peter; Book 4 is just as enjoyable as the others. Once again, it is a mixture of mystery and light romance and witty comedy.
I really enjoyed getting to know their seven year old son, Ramses. I also liked the rivalry I began to see between Amelia and her son.
The narrator, Barbara Rosenblat . . . awesome!
I agree with many that Keith Roberts’ writing was excellent and that he has a very good literary style. Unfortunately, the story or plot itself is very, very boring and I don’t feel it was worth a credit or worth reading.
There are several stories in the novel that Roberts’ attempts to interrelate. The first story was interesting and the second wasn’t bad. After that, I kept reading hoping that the plot would then develop with the next story and that it would get even better. No such luck. It was downhill all the way after story two. I would not recommend the novel, Pavane.
The narrator, Steven Crossley, was excellent.
To me it was like reading an adult version of “Alice in Wonderland,” just not as good.
This is the first book I have ever read by the author, Haruki Murakami, and I found it quite different, if not bizarre. Perhaps it was because it was a translation from its original Japanese language.
I found the story sometimes boring, and sometimes interesting. I felt I was left hanging at the end of the book and was disappointed after all of the time I had invested in the story. Were we supposed to figure out on our own whether Saeki was Kafka’s mother or not? The story was never concluded, which for me was a bummer.
I did like the character Nakata. He was the cat finder who was simple minded, but why did he have to say he was “simple minded” so many times in the book, again and again and again?
I never did figure out who the “Crow” represented in the story. He appeared a few times, but I never could understand why.
I know that many gave this book good reviews, however, it wasn’t that good for me. I have another one of his books on my Wish List ''The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle” which also had excellent reviews. I am going to have to think twice about purchasing it before I choose a different book by a different author on my Wish List.
Narration by Sean Barrett and Oliver Le Sueur was excellent.
This is the first novel in a fiction crime mystery series about an attorney, Guido Guerrieri, in Italy. It is written by Gianrico Carofiglio, a real criminal lawyer, and narrated by Sean Barrett.
The story mainly focuses on the attorney and the difficult time he is currently going through with depression and anxiety and separation from his wife. The book was very well written, it was interesting and different, plus the narrator was very, very good. I doubt, however, that I will continue on the attorney’s journey. There are currently 3 other books in the series.
All I can say is, "Glad it was free!"
I listened to about 1 and a half hours of it and finally gave up on it.
I was also annoyed by the narrator, Ray Chase. I just did not enjoy his narrative style.
I will not be reading the sequels.
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