I was so interested and drawn into Teddy's pschy. Being an artist I am sympathetic to his dislike for ugliness. It is chilling when the sympathy and understanding turns into pity and then disgust. It is a very good writer/performer that can make you feel so in tune like that. All in all, it seemed pretty believable to me the way ones enviroment can shape their future self.
I agree with one of the other reviewers about the ending, I liked it, but it was somewhat off...maybe just cut short a bit? Somehow It was a tad lazy or lacking, after the build up to it. If not for that, this could be a 5 start book, for me.
More characters, more mystery, more adventure and no goofy fake accents.
I should have know this is what this was. It was a boring, flat romantic novel, no mystery or adventure as it sounded like, by it's description. I only finished because I don't have anything else to read now. Good thing I got this one on sale. It was a total waste of money. The story was lame and there was absolutely no action except in the bedroom which came off as totally ridiculous.
Basically only two characters, one with a horrible goofy French accent and the other so annoying and naïve it was hard to imagine any of it was real.
No it's not my thing.
Yes, if there weren't any foreign accents or men's voices. She comes off very light and female.
It would be easier to say which ones I would keep. The ending was the only bearable part. I would cut out all the bedroom scenes for sure, and make the heroine much smarter. She was too naïve to be believable.
Sorry, I couldn't appreciate it more, I tried. Not too perfect story.
5 Star, need I say more? It's a page turner. Very well written with a really interesting story line if you like psychological thriller type books. This is the kind of book you listen to in the car and don't even want to take out the ear buds to go into the grocery store.
The depth of the characters. No one is as flat and simple as you would think. A bum can turn into a hero and the other way around. No one is safe from evil, and things aren't always what they seem.
No I don't think so. I loved having the 3 different narrator's. One that played Megan had a beautiful voice with the inflection in her voice like Kira Nightly.
Megan's story. When she reveals it to her therapist. I could imagine it completely.
I will be looking for other books by Paula Hawkins now for sure.
No. It is a little too syrupy with way too possibilities of who "did it". Almost to the point of not having a real plot. I guess I can appreciate the character development and Ms. Pickles performance but the story line was drudgingly hard to get through, for me. More action less soap.
Her voice is nice on the ears.
If you like J. Adler-Olsen then you must get this one!!! It's easily a 10 and on the very top of my list of favorites.It is fast paced, hurdling along the whole way with non-stop action and suspense.
I am not sure if I have read anything so full of suspense and excitement- Maybe Gone Girl (?)but this story is much different, so incomparable at the moment.
Graeme's reading voice brings out the person you want to care for in Marco. In addition because of the great variation in his voice, the character's play out like more in a movie or real life, than a book.
Too many to count. When Marco was thrown out, by those he thought loved him, or when a stranger on the street asked if he was ok. There was much emotion but the graphic and suspenseful parts, moved me too in an edge of the seat way.
If it isn't already in the works, The Marco Effect would make an incredible movie.
Very well narrated and written. This book is multilayered, and unfolds with spot on timing. The writing is detailed enough to engage you, without being "overwritten" and tiring.
Yes, It does jump back and forth and several times I had to replay back parts when I wasn't listening as closely as I should have, because of listening while housecleaning. It has enough suspicious characters to keep you second guessing the whole way through. It has suspense and mystery. You want to uncover every layer to find out more about the girls and how they ended up in the current day lives. They are easy to associate with. Even though their lives are very separate.
No, but I think she is spot on for this book. I will look for her name again in the future.
Maybe, "The Mistake" ?
The only thing that left me a little mixed up was the girls voices. I kept forgetting which one was which. Their specific English accents had changed so much when they were older. I think one was Cockney when she was young, and when she was older sounded like the other girl when she was young. Perhaps this was done on purpose, but I felt it a flaw and made the book a little disconnected for me.
I keep trying to get into this book, to no avail. I am really disappointed, because of all the 4 star reviews, I thought this would be a great book. To me it just drools on, and on, and I can't seem to stay connected. It's actually hard work to read it. The style of writing is very complex and meander's all around without a point.
After half way into the first chapter I couldn't really tell you where it's headed, or clearly what it's about. My mind looses the connection of what the writer is trying to convey in feeling and thought, from the beginning of every sentence to the end. The monotone voice of the narrator doesn't help.
I love period pieces and also love most long books, so that has nothing to do with it.
In fact the style and descriptions do not make me feel like I am in the early 1900's at all, but a very complex current day, with antique objects
just thrown in for effect. This book should be re-written and condensed into 10 or 11 hours, with no sentences longer than 15 words, and then it might work? That is of course, with a more expressive narrator.
I hope I didn't loose a credit on this one!
Well worth length. It's got everything, and more, including - vivid characters, love, sex, friendship, suspense, sweetness, sadness and mostly
truth. I loved it.
Each bit of beautifully written information, you get while listening to this book is one more jeweled puzzle piece that you think will fit to make what you think is the whole picture, but if you are like me, you'll find the piece doesn't fit no matter where you think it may belong. It goes somewhere else.
I loved this book and wish I could paint, like Marisha writes. It's a real life mystery. The performance was right on and the story one of my favorites. I will definitely be looking up more titles from Ms. Pessl in the future.
Sweet and touching story, poetic descriptions in a fun
venue. I loved Michael Kelly's strong but silky voice . Stephen King doesn't disappoint, but like a just a spoonful of some decadent creamy dessert it left me wanting more, with maybe a few more layers? I try not to read stories less than 10 hours, because when they are good like this one, I tend to feel cheated.
Really well done! Great performance and imaginative story, done in the style of Sherlock Holmes.
It will keep you guessing all the way, and even though it is a period piece the feelings, desires, actions of the charactures could all apply in a current day situation just as well. This book really makes you take a look at human emotions and what they can cause us to believe, and do. It keeps you on your toes, because whom is the protaganist, or antagonist is not always so black and white throughout the story. This goes in the Best of Audible list for me
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