If there were more real-life stories and a LOT less scientific talk.
I had thought this was going to be a collection of NDE (Near Death Experience) stories, but what it turned out to be - in my opinion - was some stories sprinkled in with a very clinical possible explanation for NDE's. I kept listening thinking, hoping, it would get better, but it just didn't — for me. If you think you would enjoy a scientific commentary on the mysteries of the mind, body and/or soul, then you'll probably like this one. It just wasn't what I was looking for... Next time, I'll read the reviews more carefully.
Actually, I think with this book I would. Being able to hear Shep speak was probably better than what he'd have sounded like in my head if I'd read the book.
I think every second of it was memorable. It is a very fast-paced book and if I'd have had the time, I would have listened to it all at once. It, for me, was one of those you just don't want to put down.
It took me just a few minutes to get used to his portrayal of the female character(s). (I'm not a fan of men trying to sound like females. Most of the time it just doesn't work, in my opinion.) But after I got used to him, I enjoyed everything about his performance.
How much and what all Mike did to protect his little girl and how patient he was with her.
Get this book! I don't think you'll be disappointed. I've already recommended it to a lot of my friends, and can't wait to pick out my next Hurwitz book!
I'm not sure that it's better, necessarily. I read the first three Angel books years ago, and thoroughly enjoyed them. I love reading books, but listening has become more convenient these days, as I can do it while working, and no one can tell it's a book, not music.
I'm sure a lot of people find the Angel books sedate or even boring because there's no sex, cursing, or "ACTION". But that is precisely why I like them so much. This series is just a good read of a lot of sweet stories, with an abundance of Angel mischief thrown it to make it fun.
A story you WANT to keep listening to...
I think the only character I really liked was Pasquale. Mr. Ballerini was great, but, in my opinion, he just didn't have much to work with in terms of a story.
fatigue and depression
I'm sorry... I can't see what EVERYBODY loves about this book. Almost everyone in it is either depressed, drunk, getting drunk, WANTS to get drunk or high, in a bad situation, sad, lonely... shall I go on?! No. I won't. I will say that, at this time, I have only listened to HALF of it, but good gosh, if it's THIS slow and depressing through the first half, what inspired those of you who loved it to finish it?! I would really like to finish it, just because I'm pretty stubborn about starting and finishing a book, but I'm not holding out much hope for this one. If I do finish it, I am praying the end will be worth all the pain.
Possibly... I'd have to read the synopsis and reviews first. (Although that did me no good this time.)
It was just boring... I don't know, make it more entertaining! Throw a little excitement into it.
I can honestly say out of all the books I've listened to since joining audible.com in January (it is now almost September) this was the first book I REALLY didn't like the narrator. Having several friends who're British, I usually love the British accent. But this woman's voice got on my nerves from her very first word. It was extremely annoying. But I thought the book would make it worth listening to her. Sadly, I was wrong.
The guy with whom the old man's niece had the affair. He was just awful... a waste of space. I think the only character I could honestly say I liked was the woman who was the long-lost friend...towards the end of the book. SHE was interesting. The rest could be scrapped. Build a story around her.
It's very seldom I don't like a book. I can generally plow through it and find something to enjoy. But for me, there was very little to enjoy about this one.
Yes, I think I'd try another of her books.
It was entertaining, but it seemed more like a promotional piece for her career. I think I was expecting funny stories from when she started out in show business.
When she told about meeting the gorilla. Also, getting locked out of her house. :)
She's so funny, I just expected it to be funnier than it was. Maybe another book would be, but this one was a bit disappointing. But a good buy since I got it on sale.
I would, and HAVE, recommended this book to a friend! She's listened to it, too!
The Wedding Dress is beautifully written, with twists and turns - some expected, others perhaps not. I wish the author would write another story with the older couple - the preacher and his wife - as the main characters. Theirs would be a story I would love to hear.
The fact that several of the characters this book talk a bit about their relationship with God, (without being 'preachy'), was icing on the cake for me. It's a sweet story, one that I was sorry to see end.
The ending. I won't give it away, but she pulls it all together wonderfully!
I enjoyed her performance. She did all the characters quite well.
Again, the ending when everything came together. I was listening at work and had to fight to keep the tears from falling! ;)
It's like four sweet romances in one beautiful book. Read it!
No, but not because it's not a good book, it's just that there are very few books I have ever liked enough to read or listen to again.
I hate to compare it to the Sandra Bullock movie 'Practical Magic', but they're too much alike not to. Different, but similar. But, 'Practical Magic' is one of my favorite movies, and I've always had a penchant for all things 'magical', so I loved this book. The ending is different than the movie, thankfully. I wasn't exactly sure how she was going to pull it together, but, of course, she did. There's a lot of humor centering around The Tree, which is fun to read. And it was nice to see the two sisters grow closer, too. The only thing I wished the author had brought a resolution to was the phone call at the end. After it was made, it wasn't mentioned again. And, it would have been nice, in my opinion, for it to have been acknowledged by someone, sometime, somewhere...
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