I just finished listening to “Plugged” by Eoin Colfer and found it very disappointing. I couldn’t believe with all of the action going on in the story and the ludicrous solving of a string of crimes, it was just dull and boring! The humor wasn’t strong for me and I thought there were TOO many crazy, ridiculous situations.
I think maybe teens would enjoy it (even though written for Adults) because the plot is so improbable that it’s not funny! Unfortunately, after about two hours of listening it became just plain irritating. His imaginative conversations with the ghost of his doctor friend Zeb, who haunts him throughout the story, I found especially annoying.
I wish I could have gotten into the swing of things, but the story line just seemed to irk me. I continually wanted to just give up on finishing the book, but I continued to the end and, unfortunately, the book never improved.
I would stay clear of this one, and save your credit!
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.
It was o.k. the first time she mentioned how she made bread and what ingredients she used, but to have to repeat it more than once was boring. In fact, the book became so boring; and with so many other books that I haven’t read yet which are probably MUCH better than this one; I couldn’t finish the book.
I also found her discussion about Corinna Chapman's cats, in addition to the neighborhood cats, annoying after a while. It was as if the cats were the lead characters and the bread making and recipes were too.
The mystery was so slow that I did not even bother to finish the story which is unusual for me. I don't think I will ever select books by Kerry Greenwood unless they are free and I have nothing else to read.
So many readers love this series; however, I have no interest in continuing with it. It’s not that interesting to me and the story seemed somewhat silly. Some say the television series is much better than the books, so I’ll have to check it out some day.
I loved it!! Just as good as ALWAYS.
It is a very complicated mystery . . . and the ending!!!! You've got to read it if you're into the Walt Longmire series.
Narrator George Guidall was fabulous as usual.
This was a predictable Molly Harper book and not my kind of story. It is an introduction to her “The Undead in My Bed” series.
I was glad it was free. I’m just not into the paranormal vampire romance stories. Those that are will thoroughly enjoy this. I am sure they will find it funny and a light read.
Narration by Sophie Eastlake was very good.
I really liked this short story by Dave Eggers. It definitely implies a social message and has me now interested in reading the entire book, "The Circle."
The narrator, Dion Graham, performed it perfectly.
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