I've been pondering what to say about this book for sometime. I'm conflicted because, like the author, I am from Brownsville. On one hand I totally relate to a lot of what was in the book, and on another hand, I'm a little offended by his description of our hometown with such disgust. Like the author, I left Brownsville a long time ago because there was nothing left for me there, I mean I wasn't really going any where at that time and I have a lot of family and friends who still live there. The picture he paints of our hometown comes off as a town full of illiterate, uneducated, drug dealing, pot smoking alcoholics. Now, I get this is HIS story and that is not what life in Brownsville was/is like for everyone who grew up there. I normally devour audiobooks. This one, not so much. I had to take breaks before continuing. I don't know if it's because I was offended or because it got boring. The narrator was excellent and made the book more interesting than it actually was. If I had read it I don't know that I would have finished the book. I did laugh out loud at times and even cried, and in the end I do feel some pride in knowing that this author is from my hometown even if he doesn't feel pride for his hometown.
I got through this book alot faster than I thought I would. The format is more like a written report instead of a novel, like a documentary as opposed to a movie. There is no specific story line, but instead, accounts of events and occurences. The protagonist is interviewing people and taking their statements on their experiences of the war, gathering facts. It's quite interesting and it documents where this decade long war started, how they fought/survived through out the war, and strategies on how it ends. I am curious to see how this will play out in the film that is about to be released.
This was a good suspenseful thriller with lots of twists and turns. The protagonist finds out his one true love's husband died so he decides to go to the funeral in hopes of seeing her again after six years have passed. What he finds at the funeral takes him on a long and wild ride. I never really knew where it was going because the direction kept changing. I liked it!
I was quite surprised by the turn of events and blown away with the ending. I never imagined what was to come. I REALLY liked listening to this book. I could relate with the father wanting to do whatever he had to defend his son, who is accused of murder. Being a prosecutor, he knew the ins and outs of the legal system and it was quite interesting. Legal thrillers are my absolute favorite and Defending Jacob is a good one. It was never boring and kept me wanting more until the end. Then I was just like WOW!
When I read all the reviews of how wonderful this book is, I thought I'd give it a try. I liked it! They were right. It really is a book about rabbits and the adventure they go through to find a new home. It was a nice ride and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I especially liked the author's prologue explaining the whole premise of the book and how he came to write this story. It was really touching. If you've ever wondered whether you should give this book a try, go ahead. I bet you'll like it too. I was quite surprised I liked it as much as I did.
This book reminded me of a Lifetime movie. That's not necessarily a bad thing. I like the Lifetime channel and occasionally enjoy watching a marathon of movies on a lazy or rainy weekend. Vlad All Over was a SUPER fast and easy read. I liked where it was going until the last third or quarter of the book. The female lead was really annoying me and I was feeling as much frustration as the male lead. I was not really happy with the way it ended and somehow felt cheated. But not everybody agrees with my way of thinking and I can see how somebody would like what the characters had coming to them. Perhaps that's what the author was hoping to accomplish. Because, when I finished the book and my Kindle alerted me to the sequel, I immediately downloaded it and started reading again. Maybe I will get the ending I hoped for afterall.
I read Gone Girl first and was hooked on Gillian Flynn, then I read Dark Places and knew there must be something wrong with me, but that's okay. She's brilliant! Sharp Objects is classic Gillian Flynn, nice and dark and tragic and disturbing, etc. with sick and twisted characters. There are twists and turns through out the book and in the end, you don't see it coming. A journalist in her early thirties, who has demons of her own, goes back to her home town to write about the recent murders of two young girls. What she finds in the end is surprising and not at the same time. I really had a hard time putting this one down and you will too.
Probably if I had read the previous books in the series.
Twice Tempted by Jeaniene Frost.
When I got this book I did not know it was part of a series. This book was not like books from Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire Mysteries, and Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress Series, which are all good stand alone books. I was completely lost throughout this book. The book read like I was supposed to already know the characters and the plot. Maybe if I had read the previous books I would have liked it more. But, I don't know that I want to. Probably not.
The narrator's ability to do the accents so well.
The voices and accents are so authentic.
Not really, but I do look forward to reading more.
I read this book on my Kindle while listening to the audio. Great feature from Amazon. It only took me one week to listen to it all because I was doing both. Now, I'm reading the second book on my own without the audio. Listening to it is definately better and is taking me much longer. I hope to finish the whole series before it shows on Starz!
I REALLY enjoyed listening to the narrator's southern draw for these characters. The story was really good too, but the narrator, for me, really made this audio book worth the credit I spent. I really like murder mysteries and this one did not dissapoint. Just when I knew who did it, I was completely surprised in the end. The sex was minimal and tasteful! I give this one a two thums up!!
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