I have mixed feelings about this book. After seeing the movie years ago, I wanted to listen to Strangers on a Train. It was my favorite story in the book. Several of the short stores were interesting. The Price of Salt was my least favorite. A brave subject to write about because of the decade it was written. I found the story drawn out and boring with too much dialogue. The two narrators did a good job. The only reason I gave the book 4 stars was because of Strangers on a Train.
I actually started listening to this book a few months ago. I thought it was getting too stupid so stopped but then I noticed all the 5 star reviews and decided to give it another chance. I did get through the entire book but I didn't like it any better. The character development and story started out good but then it got weird and unbelievable. this is the last book I'll buy from this author.
Stephen King has written the ultimate Dark Tower companion! SK gives us an insight into Roland's early life as a gunslinger. I've heard several of King's book read by him. I've always found him the perfect storyteller. If you're a Dark Tower fan you, this book is for you!
Love the Flavia series! This is the 3rd one I've listened to and it's just as good as the first. The narrator, Jayne Entwistle, IS Flavia. She's perfect! Thank you Mr. Bradley for bringing us Flavia de Luce!
I thought I would really like this book especially since I read some of the reviews before I bought it. Yes, it is an accurate account of WWII but what I found irritating was some of the character's behavior. Too much of a soap opera. Everyone is cheating on their spouses. A mother loses her son in Mid-Way, and then in the next chapter she's gushing about meeting movie stars and shopping in Hollywood! I almost stopped listening a few times but decided to tough it out. Except for the historical events, I wouldn't recommend this book unless you like cheesy romance novels.
What a listen! Jodi Picoult writes a wonderful story with a blend of love, family, mystery, heartbreak and history. The 5 narrators were perfect for each character. This is the first book that I've listened to from Picoult but it won't be the last!
I'm a fan of Glenn Beck. I enjoy his non-fiction books and I listen to him sometimes on the radio. This book was so-so. The story was interesting and made you think. I just thought that the characters weren't very interesting. I read another review where the reviewer likes Stephen King books because he gets in-depth with his characters. I'm a big fan of King, that's one of the reasons why I like him. Beck should take some lessons from him when it comes to character development.
I'm a fan of Koontz so I'm surprised I don't like this book. I actually stopped listening about halfway through. I think the characters are boring and the plot was slow. I think part of my dislike is the narrator. He drags out the words which was so annoying. I read reviews before I buy a book, almost everyone liked this book so it could be me. It's still on my ipod so I might give it another try later on.
This was such a fun book to listen to! The main character was a delight and the narrator made her come to life! Look forward to listening to Bradley's other books!
I thought the story is interesting and a great insight into the religious cult. I wasn't really surprised that the women were treated so badly because of some of the recent stories about Warren Jeffs and his group. What I was surprised about was how much Ellisa got away with; sneaking off to Vegas, smoking, etc. I agree with the other reviews that the narration was very annoying.
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