Absolutely, the life and adventures of this man is so fun to listen to and pass along to others.
The whimsical optimism of the main charachter Allen - a feisty, rolliker and humdinger of a chap that simply figures all of lifes problems can be solved with a vodka, a 'why not' venture and an explosion. Sounds like what my relatives would do!
Crossley brings a sense of identity towards each charachter in the story. Well done!
Allen of course, he sounds like a blend of a few of my relatives but without the optimism, but definatlely the 'why not?' sense of life.
Overall - highly reccommend this fun book!
Mysterious, Magical, Sure-to-be-your-favorite-book
The drama unfolds slowly over a period of years and the story builds and pulls great characters together for a excellent story.
Marco. He really pulls the heartstrings for this mysterious magician.
The Night Circus has an opening, amazing applicants apply inside.
I wouldn't say love, I would say simply enjoyed this book. It is a cool concept that he is trying to recover his memory in the process but its starting to sound like a repetitive storyline he is on. Time crunch, cross country travelings, seemingly non exhausted main carachters who never sleep and still remain clearheaded and knowledge of random facts while barely out of grasp of the enemy. He's still got great writing skill and nice plot twists, but I predicted the ending in the first half of the book and yup, I was right.
Nope, predicted the ending early on. But still listened because I like art history and he's a good story teller.
Nope, but he did quite good considering.
Nope, just slightly aggravated as it took 18 hours to tell this predictable tale.
Good story, well written, good timing, but predictable.
Its a light, imaginative, richly detailed and animated by timeless characters. Easily written for the child in all of us at any age.
I think to ask this question is to ask, what part? The storyline aspect? Alice in Wonderland, small girl in new world while trying to get home. In imagination of the new world? Peter Pan's Neverland. In timeless classic appeal? Everything the Bronte sisters ever wrote.
Her capture of the small characters ( like the Field Mouse Queen) as well as the major characters. Really enjoyed listening to her!
I did! A long flight from Florida to Washington DC. Yup, broke the rules and listened even during the no electronics time-frame on my flight. Light and infinately better than the captains voice about how we had to wait additional time till takeoff. Yup, daredevil.
Your still reading this? Why? You already know your going to enjoy it, just stop reading and get it already!
Personally, I love this book, audio or book form. It feels like you are personally connected with the mid century intrigues, the daring brilliance and the political aspirations of this brash and sharp young man who inspired his young son. Simply, you can't help but continue listening. I highly recommend this most excellent book on a truly amazing man!
The man himself, Alexander Dumas, Sr. What a treasure trove of a find in this one man's life story that would become the essence of complete AWSOMENESS!
He did this story well, carries it with polish and distinction like the subject himself.
I love how his future father in law asks only for him to achieve a rank of Captain in the army before he could marry his daughter. But instead, by chance, Alexander Dumas returns to her father 4 ranks higher than Captain and marries the girl and his father in law is bursting with pride in such a man for his daughter.
Best book / Best Biography written in a long long time. This guy did it all and did it well. My mamma always said, "It ain't bragging if it's true!"
Definately, you just cant get the depth of the charachters until they come to life by audio. The cadence, the timbre, the personality, the emotions, they are all portrayed best by performance artists such as these talented narrarators.
While all the action is spectacuarly captured at the end, I most love charachter development in the beginning where we get to know each person in the story. But my favorite scenes are all the charachters simply getting to know each other on the rooftops, having a drink and enjoying the setting sun. Its something I can completely relate to and do with my friends currently. So while I love the action in the end, I really love the down time captured by the charachters.
His ability to capture the personalities, their personalities with just his voice.
Easily I could have, but that would have simply been cheating myself out of savoring the moment. I could have listened in 1 day. But like a good bar of dark chocolate, nibbles of intense goodness an hour or two at a time is best.
I loved this book so much I looked the author up on Facebook and told him I enjoyed his book and he totally messaged me back within 15 minutes of my post! How about that? An approachable author! Good just got better!
Captures the Depression Era sense of adventure and romance wonderfully
Nothing I have read so far
True character sense and capturing their emotions with accuracy
Love and Adventure in desperate times
Should end here
Learning more about main characters
Returning home and giving food to the girls family in district 11
no, couple of days
Stop here, third book is too violent for teen audience
complicated charming mystery
Great twist and turns till very end!
yes, she does well with accents!
Over couple of days.
Great job Ms Beaton!
Hamish's dismal love life, I always have hope for him!
I like Ghraem Malcom better, no offense to Davina.
You'll love Lochdough village and Hamish Macbeth!
M.C. Beaton is my favorite author!
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