A bit more action, a very drawn out story. I love 20+ hour books, glad this wasn't more than it was.
More action. I don't know it was just blah, I did not have any emotional reaction to any of the characters.
Her voice was good. She has a pleasant rhythm, stops, starts, pauses at all the right spots. Hopefully she gets better material to read.
Probably the parts I wasn't listening to, out of boredom.
Not terrible but not a brag about story.
Yes, will listen to it again. I love loooong books. This was a perfect long listen adventure. Never really figured it out. Kept me listening and loved the narrator Hillary Huber. So much easier than Margarite. Every voice was distinct and her voice did not quaver. Nice on the ears. Thank you Hillary!
Memories of the basement. I lived in a house with a creepy basement. The backs of the steps were open and I always ran up them so that no one could grab my ankles. There was never anyone there but it always felt like someone was going to grab.
I can't say it would spoil some of the ending.
If you don't like long books then don't get this one. Don't give negative reviews on the length it clearly stated TWENTY EIGHT HOURS! LOVE IT! To me this was a bargain, good story, good voice to read to me, and I didn't guess the end. I loved every minute of it.
I didn't want this one to end. The story kept me waiting forth next sentence. I thought I figured it out a couple of times but Wow, I didn't expect the end. It isn't for the faint of heart there are some gruesome parts so if you don't care for that don't. complain about it . You've been warned! I love a long novel and hope that Gillian can keep them coming.
If you liked Dark Places you will enjoy this one just as much. Highly recommend this .one. The reading was very compatible for the story. She did a wonderful job.
YES, still on the fence but that is because I haven't really sat down and applied the questions. I am going to try to take this one step at a time. With a notebook and pen. Maybe a question a week so that I can really digest the questions.
OH, There are MANY. At least now I know that I am not being petty, selfish, stubborn, or just plain crazy. This book has really helped me think about what I NEED for me to finally be happy. 33 years with my spouse but not so in love. I don't know if we've just grown apart or maybe to naive when younger to know that maybe this wasn't right from the beginning. I have a lot of searching to do. The courage to maybe be on my own. Never did that before. This book has really opened my eyes to what maybe wrong and what maybe right. Maybe savable, but maybe not. I honestly think that if I sit down with this book and answer honestly the answer will be in FRONT of me and not lingering on and on and on.
No, will be looking for more of her books. They make sense and make you be honest with yourself to find your own answers.
Not a movie book
Thank you Adriane, you have helped me discover the questions I couldn't find. The answers are mine to find. If I could meet you in person I would give you the biggest HUG. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!
I bought this on one of the sales. Thought I would check out something different from my normal crime, mystery novel taste. This was a good listen and kept my attention. It had a plot, a little romance, and some mystery.
Not sure, there were a couple.
No, I haven't, and yes, I would listen to her again. She had a pleasant voice that was easy to listen to.
No not really. There were points where I couldn't put it down until I found out what happened, but it wasn't a book that I HAD to get to the end. Not that it wasn't good, but I took my time listening to it. There are some books that I Can't wait to find out what happens, this was more of a leisure reading, for me anyway.
I've accumulated a library of almost 300 books and this is one that I will listen to again someday. There are some that are just DUMPed into will not listen again file.
Sherlock Holmes fans I guess. I had a hard time getting into the book even after several hours. I try to get to the half way point of all books but I couldn't do it this time. I don't know it just seemed so slow.
Yeah, I have tried Laurie King before thinking I am missing something because of all her great reviews. Guess she's just not my cup of tea.
Might in a few years, but it's not the kind of book where you would forget the ending.
I never guessed the ending. There were twists and turns that kept the story interesting. Not as good as the first book but I liked it.
At first I didn't care for the reading,but that may have been because I enjoyed the first narrator. I just started the 3rd book of the series and I am barely able to listen to him.
Narrator of the third book is like listening to The Cat in the Hat. I would listen to Dick Hill over the next narrator ANY day!
It's a good book and did not regret the purchase. I love LONG lengthy books so this was great and worth the credit. If you DON'T like LONG books, then don't get this series and if you do... DON'T b**ch about the length.
Reminds me of something I would have read in Junior High.
It was just boring. Drawn out boring and predictable. The first couple of chapters I kept rewinding because the time line changed and I thought that I missed a chapter. Went from teenagers to adults with no warning. There were times I would just tune out and catch myself, but didn't feel the need to rewind because it wasn't that interesting. I love a 20-30 hour book, if it is interesting.
Sometimes sounded whiny.
I'm glad I only spent $5 for it. I love the sales, and I figure the really great ones I've purchased make up for the lame listens.
I think I am done with Nora Roberts.
She is more of a borrow from the library and return author.
ONLY if it was read by someone else!! This was soooo painful to listen to. The only thing keeping me listening is the fact that I started to listen to the whole series. It has been a long time since I listened to the series and wanted to listen to the Whole story from start to finish. After listening to George Guidall's reading of the "Wizard of Glass" and then starting to listen to this, the only way I can describe this is like taking a pair of knitting needles to your ears to clean the wax out. IT is PAINFUL. All the characters sound just like Mr. King. Sooo sad. This is my second attempt to try and listen to this. I find my mind wandering because it is so monotone blah blah blah. After awhile its like background White Noise. Oh help me get to the end.
NO I WILL NEVER LISTEN to this again. Unless of course a Professional will re-record this.
Just hoping I can get to the end, and remember if I heard any of it. I was looking forward to this book but might have to buy a hard copy and read it myself. Normally I can take Mr. King reading after awhile, but after spoiling us with some Very Talented voice actors, this was torture.
AWFUL, terrible, boring, all characters sound alike, no distinction, monotone, blah blah blah. I just want to scream.
Mr.King Kills a novel. hahahahaha
Buy a hard copy and read it yourself. I waaaaant to listen to this but wow it is really hard.
Wow! I have listened and read at least a thousand books. But can Not ever remember wanting to scream out loud to please stop!!! And I mean this in a good way. I got to a point where I just wanted the Madness, nightmare, delusions to Stop. So Twisted, mind bendingly evil.
None I couldn't befriend any of them. I dread even thinking that people like this exist, but realise they must. That's why this novel if so brilliant.
They are perfect, perfect, perfect! They pull you in, noooo they suck you into the deceit. You want to love one and hate the other, but then it flips. Then you don't like either of them. I swear by the end I thought I was loosing my mind.
This book is so physiologically mind crippling that a film couldn't put all the emotionally disturbed twists together this perfectly. No way in hell, could it be done.
I want to recommend this book to everyone, but I can't because some people really, just should Not read it. Honestly if you've ever been severely emotionally tramatized in a relationship, this may be way too much. My not so bad, not perfect 30 yr marriage even seems creepy after reading this one.
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