This is truly a magnificent book. Having read the Kite Runner, I was expecting the book to be good, and I was not disappointed. The main character in Kite Runner was not an exemplary character although his character takes a turn for the better in the latter part of the book. In A Thousand Splendid Suns, the characters are true throughout. This was a book that I could not put down, once I had started. I would not recommend that this book be read in the abridged format. Reading the abridged version of this book would cause the reader to lose too much.
Much better writing on the part of Carl Hiaasen.
Very poor writing. I got the impression that the author got up one morning and decided to write a story. Since he had no real purpose in writing beyond satisfying his publisher, he just wrote and wrote bringing in earlier characters to fill the pages. At the end of the day he was able to mail the finished manuscript and have it published. If Carl Hiaasen was an unknown writer, this book would have been refused by every publisher that it was submitted to.
Stephen Hoye is a very professional reader. He always brings books alive with his reading.
Publishers should not accept books from a known writer with a lower criteria than an unknown writer
The book was very well written. All of the requirements of a good book were all there. There was lots of humor and suspense. The book was a very fast and exciting read. The writer wrote from several perspectives.
I did not like the reading. Just because the writer can create a wonderful book it does not easily follow that she can also read it for a listening reader. The book was read in a monotone which might have been good for a scientific non fiction book but not a multi-faceted beautiful piece of fiction.
Mosey continually tests herself with a pregnancy test to assure herself that she was not pregnant.
I am writing a review of an audio book. The performance was not in any way professional. Most professional readers have several voices that they use when reading a book. This book was written from the viewpoint of three women. The writer/reader should have created three voices for the three women. There were several other characters that should have a different voice, two or three of them were men. An audio book is not the same as a book in print. Audible has several very good professional readers that have up to ten male and female voices as well as children's voices.
No! It is a wonderful story and although it has action, the real beauty of the book is the thoughts and concerns of the three main characters.
This is a book that cannot be put down. The book converts to 28 CDs but you are kept spellbound from beginning to the end. The vocabulary is phenomenal. The ending of the book is predictable but having said this, I need to explain. The heroine (Hero) is very straight laced and very opinionated while the hero is a blaggard and as the story progresses these two continually come closer and closer together. A truly remarkable book.
The author explains the source of those perplexing oddities that beset us everyday. He attacks many of the myths of Christianity and in a quiet and unassuming way he explains many of the sources of our current belief system. I could not determine from the book, the author's sect in Christianity. He needs to be brought in whenever there is religious strife so that he can explain the truth. I would recommend the book to everyone. This is not a book for Christians alone but for everyone. My only objection was that it was too short. His mother should convince him to write another but longer book.
I am disappointed with all of the negative reviews. This is one of his first that did not make fun of Florida Tourism. I think that Hiaasen is a fabulous writer that uses Satire to show us where we fail. This book may not have been on a par with Skinny Dip (His best book), but it was up there very close. If you have ever dealt with telephone call centers or telephone solicitors or telephone scams, this is a MUST READ.
Very cute little love story. Might have been better if it had been lengthened. Unfortunately the author uses too many adverbs and adjectives. Perhaps this was to lengthen the story, but the message can be put across much better by using something other than a menagerie of adverbs.
Definitely a must read. The author appears to have done extensive research and brings all of the cities of Pakistan and Afghanistan to life. I was not able to put it down until it was finished. I found myself sitting in the car waiting to turn off the motor so that I would not be kept in suspense. Unfortunately, as soon as one suspense drama was completed, another started, so, as I said, I couldn't put it down
This is a book that you absolutely do not want to miss.
This is one of the funniest books. It is a detective novel and meant to be a detective novel but unlike other such novels, Detective Ollie has decided to write a book and attempts to fictionalize the cases he is working on until a major part of the manuscript is stolen and causes all kinds of strange turns in the plot. I couldn't stop laughing all the way through the book.
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