Delightfully engrossing story.
Many Jaenelle's encounters with Satan left me chuckling.
The voices John Sharian attempts to give to the characters waver and change, shifting between characters. This had frustrated me enough to cause me to nearly step away from what really was an excellent book. Beyond that he is a decent narrator, reading at a good pace and is generally nice to listen to, but the shift in voices really annoyed me.
This whole series is incredible and definitely worth the read. There are moments when I found myself laughing hysterically and times when I was crying sadly. Bishop spins a wonderful story that is full of twists, turns and surprises.
Everything. It's truly difficult to select a few items to list. The story reaches out to you and draws you along till you find yourself laughing, crying, aching, rejoicing. I couldn't turn the book off and when it was over I wanted to share the story with everyone I knew - and I did!
Mimi was by far my favorite character, not just because her antics made me laugh, but because she was so dynamic and you never really knew what she would do next. Especially when she doles out her own sense of justice!
YES! I listen to audiobooks on my long drives between home and school. I'd arrive at school and have to force myself out of the car despite having already lingered for longer than I should have.
I truly enjoy the Rachel Morgan series. My husband and I read the books simultaneously, sharing funny moments and teasing the one who is currently behind with tidbits of real and false information. This time though... there wasn't as much of that because the book simply wasn't as good as its predecessors. I found myself wondering if we could "just get on with it" now and again and finding it a bit odd that Rachel seems to either be getting weak or old. While reading this book wasn't a waste of my time, I also lacked my usual energy to listen to it.
Oh yes! Harrison's books are some of my favorites. Not all are going to be perfect winners, so I'll forgive her for this one.
I have simply never liked Gavin as a narrator. Her voice grates on my nerves and she has a tendency to mispronounce words which only grates on my nerves even more.
I enjoyed listening to this book, and felt the narrators did a good job. The story had so much promise, and while at times it did a great job of explaining Aspergers, often it failed at that very same thing. As a mother of a child with Aspergers some of Picoult's descriptions hit home so hard I found myself crying - other times she was so off or even contradictory of herself that I found myself angry at the misconceptions being put out there.
The end ... that was the biggest disappointment. You go through this maddening story where you just want to beg them to simply ask Jacob what happened and its like she got bored of writing and just dumped out the end and quit writing. I felt cheated! Even if some of her descriptions of Asperger's were off... even if she has issues contradicting herself... it was still a good story and the end did no justice to any of the rest of it.
I do enjoy the different voices and rhythms brought to the story. Mostly though, I just love listening to the audio books while I drive otherwise I would likely have no time for recreational reading.
No, Picoult pretty much ruined the end and any chance for any desire for a follow-up.
I have absolutely loved this series. Georgina can be crass, rude, sweet, amusing, and always just uniquely herself. Dynamic characters, intriguing plots, and humorous occurrences keep me coming back for more.
However, the numerous mispronunciations of common English language words drove me nuts throughout this book in particular. I have listened to this entire series on audio book during my long drive to and from school and find myself cringing every time the reader pronounces something wrong.
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