First of all, I am not sure what some of the reviews are talking about. Of course this story is going to be self absorbed, it is her memoir after all.
I originally got this because my wife wanted to listen to it. She said that I would probably enjoy it so I listened to it on her recommendation. To my surprise I did actually enjoy listening to this book.
Elizabeth Gilbert is a great writer and narrator and we look forward to listent to "Committed" which we just bought today.
Quick, easy read.
I wouldn't say it kept me on the edge of my seat but it did keep me in my seat in order to find out what would happen next.
I think it did, though the main characters voice seemed to change midway through.
The writing. It was very interesting to hear a first hand account of slavery.
I do not think there is a comparison, this is a very unique story.
I would, but he was kind of hard to understand at times.
Not One of the United Stat's Proudest Moments.
If they have read any of the other books I would recommend they read this.
I listened to the other three "Hangman's Daughter" books, they were all about the same in terms of narration, which is great.
Without a doubt it was Jakob Kuisl. Simon comes in second.
Only because I enjoyed the adventures of Kuisl and company. Probably should have ended at 3.
I would not hesitate to buy another book narrated by David Thorpe. As for Karen Maitland, I am not sure.
The most interesting aspect of the story was Camelot and his story. Narigorm was the least interesting.
David Thorpe brought the characters to life, made it easy to imagine them.
I thought it was worth listening to all the way up to the ending. There is a great story here but the ending was beyond disappointing.
One thing I found annoying was between chapters. One chapter would end and a millisecond later the next chapter number would be read. For timing purposes I would have liked a few more seconds, especially when something horrible happened at the end of a chapter.
Yes, I think it is a good look into Anonymous and cyber attacks.
Used a different narrator. I caught myself cringing at some Abby Craden's accents.
While this is a scholastic book and I am in my mid 30s I have to say I enjoyed this one a lot. So much so I purchased the second book which I am currently listening to. Get this book and you will find it hard to stop listening.
As for the stories I thought they were just okay. While I understand King's intention was to put ordinary people in horrible situations but they were kind of boring and predictable. I did not find they the least bit scary. As for the narrators, I thought they were both pretty bad. Craig Wasson sounds like Casey Kasem which was distracting and Jessica Hecht makes all the female characters sound a bit whiney. This book gets three stars for the stories and zero for the narration.
This book was a recommendation from my doctor. The steps the author gives to beat OCD are very reasonable and I am trying my hardest to do it. I think anyone who suffers from OCD should read this book.
I am a 36 year old male who decided to check this book out because of all the "hype". Let me tell you, the hype is 100% deserved.
In the beginning I wasn't sure about voice actors reading it but they did an awesome job and made it a lot of fun to listen to. This is just a great story and almost moved me to tears at some points, but as a manly heterosexual male I don't cry.
As another reviewer wrote, " I envy anyone who gets to experience this audiobook for the first time." I wish I could listen to it all over again for the first time.
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