I loved this book. I expected it to be funny; I did not expect it to be thought-provoking (really!) and poignant. Michael Ian Black writes from the heart and will make you laugh about a range of topics, from marriage & family to pop culture and religion. Highly recommended.
The plot had more valleys than peaks. It took a while for the major plot twists to come together into a fully-formed story. I wanted to finish the book to see what happened, but I didn't feel vested in the story or the characters.
Make the plot twists more dramatic. I felt like many of the main points of the story were casually dropped in and didn't connect to the main plot.
Unfortunately, no. Her tone reminded me of a whiny Sally Field, and she took a lot of unnecessary pauses.
It wasn't bad enough for me to request a refund on my credit, but I'd hardly call this a compelling story. Would not recommend to a friend.
I had no expectations going into this story - I randomly selected it from a list of bestsellers. As far as mysteries/thrillers go, it's pretty solid. The story kept me guessing and had enough variation in the narration to sustain my interest. I don't understand the comparisons to Gone Girl (and wouldn't make that comparison myself), but if you enjoy murder mysteries this is worth a listen.
Probably not. The huge amount of detail about elephants and elephant grief sort of derailed the main story, and the plot twist at the end was almost exactly like that of a well known movie. I won't say which one to avoid spoilers, but once you listen....you'll know.
Yes. I'm already a fan of hers and sad this one was just average.
Yes - both were slowwwwww. I love Rebecca Lowman, but even she was ultra slow here. All in all the story and narration dragged for me.
No, as I said, a movie with a similar plot twist has already been made!
Not my favorite book from Picoult.
A surprising delight!
Bossypants is the obvious choice because of Amy's connection to Tina Fey (as well as their similar writing styles). However, Amy takes a tone all her own and shares some wonderful excerpts from her past, along with her random (and often hilarious) musings on life.
I loved how Amy invited various guests (ranging from her parents to fellow actors) to "perform" with her. It added a new level of intimacy and entertainment to the book - not something that would be felt in a paper edition.
It made me laugh hysterically and yes, I even shed a tear here and there - especially as Amy talked about various members of her family.
A great listen and a fun way to learn more about Amy Poehler's long and impressive career in comedy.
Yes - I loved the premise and the overall storyline. I found myself wondering what I might "forget" if put in a similar situation. My only complaint is that the ending seemed a bit too rushed/contrived - I was left wanting a bit more.
As Alice regains her memories, it's heartbreaking to watch her forget the joy she experienced during the time of her head injury. How quickly those simple pleasures and loving moments are cast aside for the standard resentments and anger.
When Alice, Nick and Madison see the humpback whales - it's a time where they all forget their respective issues and anger, and just enjoy being together.
Worth the listen!
Don't assume anything.
Though the story is fairly simple, it shows the dangers of rumors and conjecture in a small community. We've probably all been in situations where someone unfairly judged us, or our kids. This book shows that the consequences of such behavior can be far reaching.
My first time with Caroline Lee, but I enjoyed her narration and will seek her out again.
The characters were interesting. Strike seems like a character I would want to know more about.
Not really. It was a bit slow at times and made it hard for me to want to keep listening.
Cormoran Strike - he was a great craggy detective.
I may listen to the second book just to see where the characters go, but I hope the story develops faster than this one did.
I think I would love Rowell's style no matter who narrated her books, but Rebecca Lowman is such a great complement to her work. The premise of this book is a little far fetched but ultimately, it's about remembering why you fell in love with someone and fighting to get back to the magical days of a blossoming relationship. I hope Rainbow Rowell will continue to write adult books - though I'm also crazy about her YA books!
Good book in line with Mcmillan's usual style. Enjoyed the characters and their various paths, but found the narration odd at times - it seemed like there was a different woman narrating at the beginning, but she dropped off partway through?
Haven't read the print edition but I can assume Will Patton's narration adds a new level of suspense to the story.
Brady Hartsfield - a disgusting, disturbed and all-too-realistic villain.
He brings a variety of characters to life with chilling, suspenseful results.
Holly - to see what's really going on in her head.
This book terrified me because it could actually happen! Even scarier than some of King's more fantastical works.
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