I liked the continuation of Edward's life as described in this book. His relationships with others are more meaningful and he has learned mindfulness. I cannot help but like Edward, quirks and all, because he has such a good heart. He is working so hard on himself and is so honest about his emotions and feelings. His insights reveal valuable life lessons. A very pleasant read, indeed.
Vivid childhood memories, clouded by dense fog are triggered by the main character's return to his childhood home for a funeral. Neil Gaiman managed to construct a fantasy around disturbing childhood occurances that grips the reader with enchantment and wonder seen through the eyes of a seven year old boy. Afterall, we are children in adult bodies, as the writer reminds us. The excellence of this novel lies within it's uniqueness, concise and tight storyline that flows effortlessly, without pause. The author is a wonderful narrator, who gave this listen a highly intimate feel.
Great twists and turns, interesting characters and story development! I was not able to take but short breaks from this excellent listen! It is definitely one of those 'listen from the edge of your seat' books! Outstanding narration and captivating mystery! Very well done!
Interesting premise, not as well executed as Scalzi's other works. The epilogue was very well done, however I would have preferred it intervowen into the main novel.
The nice and easy fifties, families living their post war lives until one day something odd happens. Discover ever so slowly what is hidden and then hang on for the ride of a lifetime!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, even though it starts out very slow, almost boring. It is so worth it, because it intensifies the suspense that builds up slowly until suddenly everything falls apart and the reader sits at the edge of the seat until the last page!
Great voices for all characters, including mechanical voices! Bravo!
Interesting premise, Fun story and superbly narrated!
Absolutely delightful, entertaining and fun! I laughed out loud throughout the comic relief sections of this fun story! The author addresses one issue common to narcissistic individuals in three different scenarios. I truly enjoyed the effective layering of one common theme. This is the fourth book in the series and I had to read it in one day. The professional narration of the audio version was very well done. I love the immersion feature, where I can switch back and forth from the e-book and the audio book. Off to purchase book five in the series.....
I loved everything about this fabulous novel! The story development, the plot, the characters, the setting and the outstanding narrator Amy Rubinate made this book unforgettable. Seeing the early 60's through the innocent eyes of a child in Mississippi during the Civil Rights Movement was an incredible experience for me. Starla's and Eula's growing friendship, filled with insight and wisdom as they experienced fear, tragedy, disappointments, joy and wonder and love on their adventure, built a lifelong bond between two wonderful individuals. The supporting characters were equally interesting, especially the teacher who ranks among my favorites. Author Susan Crandall created a noteworthy book for generations to come! I highly recommend this enjoyable listen!
Anyone who likes mathematics and WWII History should read this highly detailed and wonderfully written leviathan. Get your fill of mathematical geniuses, Zeta functions, Mandlebrot sets, ciphers, exciting war stories, brave warriors, computer whizzes, fully fleshed out characters and an ending that ties everything together. To me this was worth an over fourty hour listen. It is advisable to pay close attention, as two stories, one from the fourties and one from the present time intertwine. They do eventually connect in a most satisfying way. I think this writer is brilliant and the narrator is excellent.
This narrator brings this book to life with assigning different voices to each character.
The young man's ability to love with devotion.
Thoughtful exploration of the emotional effects on an abandoned child carried through his adult life in tandem with the experiences, commitment and teachings of the man who found this abandoned baby. Not only is this a gripping story of the people involved, it also examines the psychological impacts of one life event and the history behind it, the ripples it causes throughout the years and how everyone handles it to the best of their abilities. It is a story of change, of growth, of secrets and truths and of obstacles that may or may not be overcome, depending on one's outlook on life. The characters in this book have been carefully and meticulously described and explained on many levels and from many points of view. I highly doubt I will forget those individuals or this book. Because of the basic human interest story aspect, I highly recommend this read.
Harry Bosch is a memorable and likable character. Dick Hill does an excellent job narrating. I especially love the saxophone interludes and the special effects during phone calls. The story could have been a bit tighter, but it was still a satisfying read. I really enjoy the character Harry Bosch. He sort of grows on me. Ok, I am hooked now and will listen to the entire series.
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