Kathy Griffin has such a fun sense of humor! It felt like she was just talking to a bunch of her friends, rather than listening to a memoir.
This is the first one.
Without giving anything away, she goes to speak at a school, and lots of inappropriateness ensues.
Again. Without giving anything away, she talks about her first marriage.
Be advised that this is the ABRIDGED version.
The aspect of Rachel being a blackout drunk provided nice holes to her side of the plot. It contributed to the pacing.
Nobody is who they seem. Each character has many layers and most situations seem to be so clear for what they are--only to have an added element thrown at the reader that jostles the perception of the characters and the situations
The performance of Megan was the greatest. She had a voice that I had a really easy time picturing with the character. She did male voices well as well. I was not a fan of Rachel's depiction of male voices. It was almost a caricature of what a man is supposed to sound like. It was almost comical.
No. I didn't really want to start binge listening to it until closer to the climax--once I figured everything out. The last 2.5 hours I didn't want to stop listening.
While well written in style, it did not flow well. I could use more organization. It was disappointing because I could relate to her on many levels, but I could not follow her reasoning on many other parts. More explanation would have made me more committed and invested in the story.
She is an actor. It would have been nice if she had performed the book. It was like listening to a school mate read from her diary for a prolonged period of time. It was like she got tired from time to time.
She had no enthusiasm.
I would not have really cut anyone or anything. I would have elaborated more and given a better sense of time.
I loved how the town was not only a character, but a tool used to bring together major points.
This is nothing like I have ever read. I don't read or listen to horror much, but it makes me want to listen to more Stephen King
The performer was versatile. He did a wide array of voices and was consistent with them.
Some parts of the book made me sad. I think it was the theme. A loss of innocence that went along with a victory. It was bittersweet.
The treatment of some of the children by the bullies made me very angry.
Warning: There are some really uncomfortable moments with children and sexuality. Not really abuse (though there are some small hints here and there), but more with children discovering their bodies. It was unexpected.
Yes. Tana French is a nice story teller. The way the book is laid out, it's almost like getting two stories for the price of one. The story starts at the present from the detective's perspective, then every other chapter is told in the year leading up to the murder from the girl's perspective. Frank Mackie--a fan fav.--makes an appearance.
The Likeness by Tana French is similar. It's about a group of friends who are unusually close and face a murder. The themes are similar.
Lara Hutchinson sings. I now have an idea of what the song sounds like. The nuanced pauses and accent add to the story.
The ending made me tear up. The amount of grief present in the end of the climax was sad.
intelligent, suspenseful, positive
I have never read anything else like it. I'm not a huge fan of technology or hackers, but after seeing the author on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, I wanted to give this book a try.
How he gets caught is really interesting.
"The story of the world's most infamous hacker, and how he overcame."
Don't let the subject matter fool you. This is absolutely intriguing.
The pacing is slow and tense. There is danger from the first second the reader starts listening.
I have not listened to any other books by this author.
He has such an iconic voice. I would listen to epic novels by him.
I could see Asylum being made into a movie or a TV series. The only one I have picked out to star would maybe be the guy who plays the guy with the curly cue beard in the Hunger Games.
Quick listen, but the main character makes some bad choices.
A better story
The psychic element being so minimal. Actually--the characters are so unlikeable. Can I just go on and say the story itself was the most disappointing part?
I don't want to give away the ending, but I like a scene at the very end with Gabe.
The narrator was pretty good. A little inconsistent at first, but it leveled out.
Sure. I listened to it while I was doing other things (driving, drawing, etc.). I was pretty engrossed. Not a waste of time.
Absolutely. I really enjoyed Gone Girl. I will be purchasing Dark Places soon.
I liked all the southern old bitties. What a nice, velvety drawl.
Yes. I didn't waste any time.
Yes! The pacing is perfect. There is so much going on, I wonder how much I'll pick up on if I listen to it again.
I don't want to give too much away, but probably when Amy is essentially kidnaped.
Yes. It did. My only complaint about the narration is that it took me a while to get into it. I found both of them annoying, but their performance was good. I think this one is just a personal preference thing.
No. I was ok to break it up, but I did devour that sucker in just a few days.
Wonderful villain. Wonderful attention to detail. Broad story. The ending took a few listens to settle. I was really disappointed at first, but it grew on me.
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