Plano, TX, United States | Member Since 2003
Alice Munro is a wonderful writer. Even though this is a collection of short stories the character development in each one is thorough. I read the first four of these stories. Each one was interesting to listen to - until the end. Each ending was such a disappointment (they just stop with no satisfying conclusion!) that I cannot bring myself to read the rest.
Awful. Definitely the worst book he's ever written. I love the good vs evil theme that is prevalent in all his books. I like that family and love are always such positive themes in all his stories. This book fails on so many levels. I buy all his books without reading any reviews or story synopses because I am a big fan. Usually, it's a good ride from page one. This book is actually boring, as well as, awful. Your money is wasted on this one.
I loved the time period for this book. The main characters grew up in the same decades that I did and the references to it are what I appreciate about the story and why I give the one star. That being said, it was downhill from there. Nothing happens in this book. At the writing of this I am halfway through the second part. It's killing me to get to the end but I have a thing about seeing something through. I wanted to write this now to save anyone else from wasting a credit. This book should be used in writing classes to exemplify what not to do. Awful!
I enjoyed this audiobook. What I like is a story that starts off interesting and then maintains it. This book did that for me. Good main characters. Maybe a bit predictable but still a good listen.
First let me say that Dean Koontz is at the top of my list of favorite authors. That being said this is not his best book. I was really disappointed in this one in many aspects. I don't want to go into detail and ruin it for anyone but the book didn't really go anywhere for a lot of the book and then when it did it was disappointing where it went to.
If you like horror then listen to this book because it is horrible. This is my first review and I felt compelled to write this since there were only positive reviews to date. This book was in 3 parts, it was long and that wouldn't have been a problem had it been good. It wasn't. It was long and sad. The silly made up language that exists in the book (because it existed in the book between husband and wife gets real old real quick but if you think you would enjoy the word "smucking" and other such nonsense through this long novel this could be for you. I had heard it was a slow start and I patiently endured this thinking it was bound to get good soon. For me that never happened. If you want an excellent Stephen King book read "The Stand".
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