I listened all the way until I had 2 hours left, hoping I'd change my mind. Finally threw in the towel. Characters are flat. There could have been a wonderful story and story within the story here, but the author has serious issues with ADD and character development. It read like a textbook. When the plot would finally have a tiny bit of interest, he would jump and I mean jump, not transition, to another character.
As frustrating as Dickens in my mind, but not nearly as humorous. Barely any moments of interest. Only stuck with it so long because my mom insisted I would like it.
Blah. Don't waste your time.
Well, let me restate that. This is a great book if you enjoy bitter atheists. The only thing that would make it worse; if the very monotone, bitter author read it herself. Oh, wait she did.
I am not a Christian, so this is not about me not liking her because of her views. It is simply that there is so much resentment and anger on the top, I could not find the story below.
I am was so disappointed because I love nonfiction and historical nonfiction, in particular.
I loved Power of One and hoped to enhance the experience by listening to this one. I quit listening 2/3 through. This book had none of the charm of Power of One. It drug on and on and never really picked up speed.
Also, I found the reader's singing in a few places so BAD!! That only made me more sad. The singing parts were tiny, but so awful they are still rolling around in my head.
Overall this story was sad for me, and not the in dramatic, enjoyable & redeeming way a good book should be.
I loved this book so much I listened to it twice! It was sad, but so interesting. I also changed my mind about my view of legal/medical issues. It brought so much forward that I never considered to even exist in the discussion of patient rights and medical research.
I am not a lawyer or medical professional, but I would say anyone with an interest in either field would find this fascinating. I am not sure who would NOT find this interesting.
This was picked by another book club member and I was dreading reading it because I though it would be so dry and unimportant. Boy, I was WRONG!
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