I listened to this on the way to and back of my daughters wedding in East Texas in my great grandparents home. So I am partial to that part of the state and country. I loved the characters and the book. It was sad and tragic, but I couldn't stop listening.
I loved this! Jacob as an old man made me laugh out loud. I was intrigued with the circus operation. Characters were so well done- the good and bad! Highly recommend!
If you need action and a fast moving plot- you probably won't like this- BUT if you love the types of books where the characters stay with you forever and the story lulls along and weaves itself into your soul- then you'll love this. Haima, Shiva, Marion, Ghosh, Thomas, Sister Mary Joseph Praise, Matron etc. All will be with me for a long time.
I could not stop listening - even would wake up in the middle of the night to continue. Great suspense novel-loved how the narrator changed each chapter between the female homocide detective and the main character Tessa- I do have to say this crime novel leaves you guessing the whole time. The only negative would be that though the characters were good- they seemed kind of flat and unrealistic.
I finished last night and cannot stop thinking and wondering about the characters. While reading you will become completely engrossed and anything else in your life will seem like a deliberate disruption.
I would listen as much as I could and at night listen, then sleep for a couple of hours, wake up and listen some more. I agree with some others, I am not sure I would have enjoyed the book as much as hearing the audio version!
This book is for those who love the gothic, british tales of old and who love books. It does have long descriptive language and it may be too slow for some. But to those who appreciate this type of novel it takes you in and takes over your life until you are done, and even then, has a hold on you! I highly recommend! It is an incredible experience!
The description and self dialogue of the main character, Mary Beth is so realistic of our thoughts as a mother, wife, friend! I finished this book over a week ago and cannot get the characters and events out of my head! It stays with you and really makes you appreciate the everyday and mundane gift of family.
I listened to this a while back, so I am kind of rusty reviewing it. It was really, really good and I loved growth and changes we see in Leo and his wife. Set in newly communist Russia where the system shouldn't have any killings because 'the system" would prevent it, so the serial killings of children now up to 44, are being dismissed and ignored as other accidents etc. Leo, who is an ardent believer of communism and the system is forced to examine these crimes and ultimately forced to look at his wrong faith in communism as he uncovers each crime. The ending is shocking and he is led right into its trap! Read it!
This was a great book and definitely captivated my attention. The characters, plot and the twists were great. But as others have said pretty erotic scenes! This was my first Sandra Brown and I chose it because others said it was one of her best. It made me want to hear another one of her books. It was a great summer book!
I loved the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants books. This is totally different. The idea of living through multiple lives and taking the memory of your previous lives with you and your love for the one true love through the centuries until you get it right was pretty good. I don't believe in reincarnation, but it made a good vehicle for the story. Characters were pretty good and the book definitely kept me engaged. The ending was very abrupt, but now I guess the story will continue. It was good,not amazing, but good.
I am so sad that there are no more of this series! They have all been amazing. Some of the best written books ever. The narrator is incredible and added to the books and characters. It is really tragic that the author died/ was killed. I hope it is true that his girl friend has the 4th manuscript!
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