This was such a great listen...it started a bit slow for me...but I was soon taken in by Ira. And then Ruth, and then their relationship. I LOVED this story. It brought out emotions in me that were different than other books...I think its because of the relationships....what a great turn of events... the narration of Ira and Ruths voices were so convincing to me. I loved how they were projected....it could be a very good movie.....
I highly recommend this book to others....
the line got old for me in quite a few parts. At times it was hard to listen to due to the nature of the story.....it was a good listen for sure, and very good narration, but I wouldnt listen again. Some parts were funny...and others- not so much. What a life for everyone- a very hard life. I was impressed by the tenacity shown to get up and do it all over again the next day....For someone wanting to understand the life of the midwife and all the behind the scenes rhetoric that can go on, its a good story to listen to. Just personally for me- just too much.
I loved this story....it had a fantastic story line and the narration was excellent....Id listen again for sure....highly recommend.
I loved this story...what a performance by the narrator. I love elephants and this book intrigued me. I certainly was not disappointed. I admire the work done for these creatures, and admire the elephants as well. Highly recommend.
I LOVED THIS BOOK. Like many others who just loved Edward- so did I. A great listen...so much that when it ended, I was so sad....so I went and immediately bought Edward Adrift.....! Im 2/3 way thru and not disappointed in the least....I would listen to both again. It was funny,moving, and sad at times. I loved Edwards simplicity & genius at the same time- such an escape for me.
This was a really good listen...I was taken back at first by the accent and could not understand what was said many times due to the dialect...but the story itself was very good....I liked the narrator, and his engagement- I just found the accent to be difficult to understand at times....but due to the narrators engagement, I found it to be a very good listen and I would certainly recommend.
I bought this for a change of pace....something different. It got very good reviews and I usually find them accurate based on my preferences. This book/stories were just too dark for my taste...the narrator was good I thought and did a good job with each....but the subject matter on each was just too dark for me....I almost turned it off a few times, but stuck with it because I knew it was going somewhere....but in the end, in each story, I just felt like....yuck/really??/ lets move on. I just cant recommend it at all....
I learned a lot about the brain from this book....and in that vein it was a good book to listen to. However, I struggled to stay with it...over and over. The woman who was dealt the horrible blow of this condition to her brain went thru hell. It was difficult to listen to it over and over again. Not only did she endure the horrible siutation but her loved ones did as well. I just had a hard time staying with the story as it was a bit on the depressing side. If you are interested in how our brains function or why they dont function.....and the myriads of other things that occur in our brains than this is a great book to listen to that would not be over the average persons head. Im glad she came thru that hell (obviously- as she wrote the book), and to be able to share this detail with others who could be or know someone that has issues related to the brain. The narrator did a good job overall......so no real feedback from that perspective. Personally, I struggled staying with the story.....and was relieved when I finished.
This is the first book by Dean Koontz that I have read....Ive heard of his great stories and this one did not disappoint. The narrator though was a tough swallow....I almost stopped listening in the beginning multiple times, but because I knew the authors reputation I stuck with it...Im glad I did....but I will probably not listen to another book narrated by him. His voice just did not fit the characters for me.....but it was a great story...Ive owned 3 Goldens and this one pulled @ my heart strings hard.
This was a really good take on Lincolns story. Ive read Team of Rivals and this book provided another really good read on Lincoln. It took me quite a while to get used to Bill OReillys style. He stuck true to form for his style of commentary. I wasn't sure that I liked it at first and Im still not. But he wrote a really really good book. I think if going into it I knew that it was totally "Bill OReilly" style.....fast - just as he speaks on camera, it may not have taken so long to get used to his form of reading. I did like the way he wove the story in the last third of the book. I also liked the end of the book and the updates to each character. The tale of whether John Wilkes Booth was really killed is a fascinating one and I liked that it was addressed in the book. I now need to decide if I should read Killing Kennedy. :-)
This was such a cute story.....very well narrated/performed. I was looking for a story that would take me away from it all....something that would hopefully be a good mix of many things and this story did it. I really enjoyed the plot...and all of the characters. Ive listened to Jenna Lamia before and she is very good...and pulls you into the book every time. If you are looking for a book that will represent innocence, love, laughter, family complexities,this is the book.
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