I managed to hang in there through the entire story, but more through determination than enjoyment. It dragged on with, what I felt was, too much minutia. Show me, don't tell me...at times it felt like a text book with dialog. And speaking of the dialog, it was unreallistic and contrived...used solely for the purpose of "instructing" the listener some more (just in case the author hadn't explained herself enough in her labored narrative.) I didn't care about any of the characters. I was grateful when it ended. No way can this be compared to GWTW.
It would depend on the friend. Some people like this style of writing. Too syrupy for me.
The God Virus.
No, I haven't. The narrator was fine...it was the material he had to work with that bothered me.
Definitely! Hallmark and/or Lifetime is probably knocking at Cameron's door as we speak.
I am a dog lover and would be devastated if anything happened to my little furry pal...but I'm not into equating the value of dogs with the value of humans. Also, conveying human emotions to dogs, as if they processed information the same way we do (continuing to refer to the "babies and their Mommy" almost drove me over the edge.) Josh is not all that believeable a character, sounded as if he was emotionally about 10 years old). Also, I didn't understand Ryan's motivation in taking the dog and then desperately trying to find a placement for it. If he was just trying to get even with Lucy's owner why not take the dog and then dump it somewhere. The author is a good writer but this story is too sticky sweet for my taste. If your taste runs to the anthropomorphic then you will most likely enjoy this.
Actually making a point without belaboring it. I agree with L.R. Lindsay: "Droning." I will probably finish it since I only have about another 1 1/2 hours to go (incredible that the audio book is less than 8 hours....it seemed so much longer). But really...is this the sort of stuff that occupies the minds of great thinkers?
No. The subject matter is interesting to me, but I'd prefer to have the topics delivered as if the author assumed I possessef some analytical capabilities.
Wouldn't cut any...I'd just prefer that the topics not be beaten to death.
If it were condensed down to about 7 hours. And if the female narrator woke up... she sounds drugged.
The female narrator was way too slow.
About 75% of the dialogue. I know writers are supposed to show and not tell, and that is often achieved through dialogue...but come on. Blah, blah, blah, blah. Conversations about minutia.
I only made it through the first part before deciding I couldn't endure the pain any longer.
I enjoyed the story and found the characters to be believable and sympathetic but the songs drove me up the wall. Goofy lyrics and nails-on-chalk-board singing.
This is probably the worst book that I've downloaded. I had to refer back to the beginning to verify that Cornelia, one of the main characters, was in fact 31 years old. A case of arrested development. Also, the voice used for Cornelia makes her sound as if she is 12. The other main character, Clair, who is in fact a child, thinks and sounds like a middle aged woman. I think the author should stick to poetry...her story telling is too hyperbolic. Actually, the story is "too" everything...too much explaining, too much head talk, and too unbelievable. The author tells instead of shows. I managed to slog through all 11 1/2 hours of this mindless prattle but only because of sheer determination.
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