Simon Vance's narrating was mostly great, aside from a few mispronunciations of Chinese words.
Only to a select few who are interested in Classical China, but not knowledgeable enough about it to realize that Kay's book is not that historic.
I have not.
The name is fine.
The writing style can be somewhat irritating. Kay has a habit of ending paragraphs with declarative statements like, "He had his personal ambitions" and following them up with matter-of-fact statements like "All people did" or "It was not unusual". It's hard to explain, but when you listen it does get annoying. It makes Kay's otherwise lovely prose seem too formulaic.
A better, more developed story, rather than one where the same themes plod on for hours.
Something completely different - maybe a high fantasy. I need a break from what's being considered "literary".
She did a good job, and was the least of the book's problems.
I honestly can't say. I liked the cover art.
Maybe I'll try again later, but this is the second month in a row I've felt burnt by an Audible rec.
To try and refresh my understanding.
The professor seemed genuinely passionate about the subject of economics.
Economics, 4th Edition
Station Eleven has about 5 or more point of view characters , none of whom you ever get to know really well, and all of whom seem to have the same internal "voice"; every POV character acts and thinks the same way. There are several plotlines which occur in the past and present, but they're just lose ends. Nothing ever really develops or ravels together the way you'd hope.
As an apocalypse book, this one's soft: St. John Mandel actually seems to kind of yearn for the end of days as a liberation from the corporate grind in some cases. As a literary book - I don't know. It was OK. St. John Mandel presents several epiphanies which all seem to be a bit overdone and thoroughly explored.
Probably. The narrator was not my issue.
I would have cut out half of the characters.
Not really. Like my headline says, all the ingredients are out on the table. Someone forgot to do the actual baking.
Life keeps going
Eileen. It's frustrating to follow her sometimes, but the majority of the book is from her point of view and we see every dimension of her personality as she evolves throughout the years.
I haven't listened to any other Mare Winningham's performances, but her performance here was great.
Things Fall Apart
The book can feel like an endurance test at times, but hey, that's life. Ultimately WANO is a worthy read.
Probably? I haven't read the print version.
The middle chapters are really strong - both are about middle aged writers and I suppose the author is being genuine.
I really liked everything to do with Crispin Hershey.
The conversation with the zealot in the final chapter.
One of Mitchell's more baffling tails, but ambitious and interesting as every.
Yes, the cast is talented and diverse, and the story is brutal but fascinating.
Eli. His story I felt was just the most compelling of all. Wish there were more chapters on him. He's like the anti Dances with Wolves type hero.
Eli. His voice was perfect.
Probably Peter. Lots of scenes describing nice food with him.
Wish there were more.
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