I have to disagree a little with the opinions of some of the other listeners. I think that this story was pretty exciting. Some of the characters annoyed me a little, but people get annoyed by other people all the time. It didn't cause me not to like the plot.
The only thing I really didn't like was that the reader is very no-nonsense and her voice is very monotone. She has an accent and I had to pay close attention to some words. She would have bored me if the story had not been so interesting. I got hooked right away. I have little patience, and could not get through Jonathon Strange and Mr. Norell, and I got through this and liked it. It isn't my favorite audio book (like Time Traveler's Wife) but, it wasn't too bad.
This book would have been much better if it would have had a less predictable plot.
The sexual torture and 'spirits' that travel from one body to the next did not impress me. I don't believe Dean Koontz could have improved upon the terrible story line.
I have never listened to Steven Weber's other performances. He did a pretty good job.
I was severely disappointed by this book. I am a big fan of Koontz's earlier books. I was really disappointed and felt bitter that I used a credit for this book.
I love everything Jane Green writes. This book did not disappoint. Her characters have such depth and charisma. Even the deplorable ones. If you like Jane Green, you will love this one as well.
I enjoyed this audiobook very much. I believe that most people would. I think my review title says it all.
I read some of the negative reviews of this book and I decided to give it a try anyway. There are many books that I like, but aren't very popular. I now see why this book is not too popular. It wasn't very entertaining. Even while in traffic. I did not think this book was funny. The characters had no depth. The main character is obnoxious. I love Barbara Rosenblat, but I did not care for her narration of this novel.
The only reason why I gave this book two stars instead of one is only because there was a plot. I thought the plot was dumb, but at least the author kept the book organized and I didn't get lost. Just bored.
Okay, this not a good audio book to get. First of all, you need to have the food lists and "drugs" she expects you to get in front of you. I will not scribble down "flax seed oil" and "lineolic acid" during the 2 some odd hours of this audiobook. Second, what is with all the junk she tells you to get? She wants me to eat only organic foods and to stay away from "healthy" non organic foods because of possible pesticides. All right, I can even buy that. But, come on. If you want some direction on healthy eating, I don't think swallowing blue-green algae and eating sardines is the right way (or the sane way) to go. My biggest pet peeve... what is this "miracle fasting juice"? She doesn't even give an recipe for it. You have to have to book in front of you to even begin this "detox" diet.
I bought this audio book because I am fascinated by diets and what "experts" recommend.
Although she is a CNS (certified nutritional specialist), she does not have her MD. I am skeptical about taking nutritional advice from her. If you follow all the oils and vitamins and dietary supplements that she suggests that you take, you won't have any more room in your stomach for that unknown "delicious" juice that you have to buy the book anyway to figure out what is in it or how to make it.
This book was really quite good. I am a huge fan of Harlan Coben's now. I liked Just One Look and The Innocent better, but this one didn't disappoint me. I love how the main characters feel real and he explains their internal dialogue without a lot of flowery, lengthy monologues.
I am going to start Gone for Good soon and I am upset that there are not too many more books written by him. I enjoy his stories so much.
I tried to read this book and couldn't get into it. My parents told me it was so wonderful. I am a huge Stephen King fan, so I figured the audio version would grab me.
I couldn't really get into it. I felt sorry for the poor kid, but it was a little much. I listened to all 30 hours, zoning in and out of the story, but I never really lost anything because all major points are long-winded and drawn out.
However, I do not enjoy stories of fantasy. I like horror. A fantasy reader may love this audiobook, but for those looking for classic Stephen King, this is not the same.
I thought this book was a little strange. The main character seems to have been a doormat since he was in diapers. Everyone is mean to him and he has no real friends. I didn't like him. But, then I kind of fell in love with him. It made me cringe when someone would do something bad to him. I love how the author is his own narrator.
The journey he decides to take to bring his dead sister home is part Kerouac and part Grapes of Wrath.The journey is uplifting, but at the same time, depressing. The character changes a little during his morbid quest to give his sister a proper burial, but he doesn't change so much. He is taunted and taken-advantage of. But then again, there are some characters who make you realize that human beings are mostly good.
I liked this book a lot. I thought the narrator was a little bland and monotone. The plot was very interesting and you can't stand Joey's stupid husband. It was worth listening to.
This is the second book I have read from this author. The first one was "Sleeping Beauty" (which was amazing). This author seems to have a plot pattern he likes to follow, but I don't care! I loved this book. I have never listened or read a book that has plot twists that this author uses, so I am very happy with him. This book kept me on the edge of my seat.
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