This book grabbed me at the beginning and kept my interest all the way through. It is funny and entertaining. However, the reader does not know how to pronounce the names some of the towns and areas that are on the train route in this book. I wish that producers of audiobooks would research things like this because it can distract one from the story. I still loved the book.
Couldn't putit down!!
When they found the tooth and I realized who it belonged to and then it dawned on me what was happening.
All of the elephant scenes. So descriptive. Have always loved elephants but now understand how special they really are.
Yes, definitely. I actually finished listening to it and then started it all over again to hear it with the knowledge of what I found out at the end. It was almost like listening to a different book when you have that perspective.
Jodi Picoult is an amazing author. How on earth does she keep surprising me? Every book that I listen to or read by her I'm looking for the twist and I'm always wrong because she does something that I just wouldn't think about.
I have not read a book with my eyes in many years so I cannot answer this question.
The idea of doing something so difficult to bring attention to a worthy cause. Determination!
I liked his voice. He sounds exactly like I would expect the main character to sound like.
Yes. And I almost did exactly that!
Worth reading if you love walking books. I love these books about the AT.
I'm not sure that I will listen to this series again but I sure did enjoy it. It was so memorable that I will be able to recall many scenes without listening again.
The Main Character (am bad with names) and his father. The father had alot to offer but the MC learned that a bit late in life. Also loved the deceased wife's mother. She had great determination. And Angel who was definitely an angel.
The guy who owned the apartment that Nicole (Angel) lived in.
I wouldn't change anything.
I wish this series was just one big book. It was a great series and I would finish one and have to get on audible to buy the next. I really enjoyed this even though I'm not the biggest fan of the author. That is saying alot. This will be in my list of all time favorite books.
Yes. Especially those who think that India is the calm, zen like place and do not realize that it is very overcrowded and very poor in some areas.
The descriptions of the too many people and animals. The odors. The sounds.
Cannot pick just one.
I had to listen in half hour increments to take it all in.
The descriptions of the AT.
It was entertaining and funny. Even the things that were uncomfortable were funny.
Everything with Katz in it. I sure would hate to have him as my walking buddy.
Bill Bryson can bring a fresh outlook to any subject.
This is another snake oil diet book. He says that is a 'lifestyle' change but it is really the Atkins regurgitated.
Cannot stomach another chapter. Getting my credit back on this trash.
Anger and disappointment. Disappointment at this "author" for putting down everyone who has put in the study time, effort and observation but who have different opinions that this "expert".
The first chapter of this book caught my attention - diets do not work. So right. I thought this would be the book that changes the way of thinking of the American public. But as I continued listening to him trash other fitness experts and fitness equipment it is obvious that he is only in this for the money even though he says this is not his motive.
This book is the Atkins Diet and nothing more. This guy sounds like a caveman with a mouth full of dinosaur meat and a big drumstick in his fat fist. And either he has a speech impediment or he sounds like the typical guy who has taken way too many steroids. You all know that voice, we hear them on tv all the time.
Yes, I too, am a health care professional. Interestingly enough I have many clients who are of a healthy weight and bmi but whose cholesterol and triglycerides are out of control even though they pay close attention to everything that goes into their mouths. This brings about the question, is it better to be thin and fat or fat and fit?
I could go on and on but do not care to spend any more time on this book. It is a ridiculous piece of dribble obviously meant to gain a cult following for a guy who is an Adonis in his own mind and has a very large ego. He should revisit all of his theories when he passes middle age and his arteries are clogged from so much animal fat that he can't get off of his couch. The only other thing that would be even better is that he change into a middle aged, post menopausal woman. Better yet, his middle aged, post menopausal wife will have to bring his statin drugs to the bed because his arthitis is so bad that he cannot get out of his hospital bed unaided.
This book just is not worth the effort after the first chapter. He is right about one thing - diets do not help and whatever eating plan you choose, you will have to maintain it for the rest of your life. It's that simple and it's that hard.
I'm from Gallup, NM so this book takes me back. Now that I have been gone from that part of the country I can relate to many observations in this book. Growing up there it was all I knew and it was normal to me. Now I can appreciate how different it is there and I enjoy visiting when I can.
So glad that JK narrated this book. He has absolutely nailed the accents. When I finish listening to NWN I will start it all over and listen again. Just can't get enough. He has told the story, good and bad, of life there. Thank you, Jim. This book is delightful.
This book caught my attention within 5 minutes and I was not able to stop listening until it was finished. Then I started it over and listened to it again. There are some novels that I listen to every year and this is one of them. It left me wanting more and what better sign of a great read than to not want it to end.
The characters are quirky and unusual but somehow endearing and full of mystery. Throughout this entire book I was wondering where this girl gets her money and why she chose this man to help and support. This writer gave me enough information to keep me hungry for more through the whole book.
I was in a petstore in Mobile, AL and there was a girl in front of me at the register that had angel wings tatooed on her back. The wings were enormous and went from her shoulders and disappeared into the waistband of her hip huggers. I told her I liked her wings and I said, "The Gargoyle?" She gave me the biggest smile. It was her favorite book and very few people understood her tatoo.
I have a gargoyle that sits near my desk to remind me of this book. Who knows, maybe it's a replica of one carved while living on instant coffee granules.
This story was so funny and so far fetched that I could actually imagine it happening to me. I will never, EVER again spill my guts to a perfect stranger on an airplane no matter where I am going or under what circumstances. This cured me from blabbering just because I'm in a situation where I probably will never see someone again. Ha!
Was it Kahlil Gibran who said 'it's better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt'? Wise man. Very wise.....
It doesn't matter how many times I've read GWTW I just don't get tired or bored with it.
The audio version is amazing. The reader does such a fab job of it and her accent and different voices are unsurpassed. Since we have always identified Scarlett with Vivian Leigh and Rhett Butler with Clark Gable, the reader does not disappoint us since she nails those voices and accents. Absolutely an amazing reader.
I seem to read the book and then watch the movie. The dialog in the movie follows the book almost verbatim so many times but the book is pretty different from the movie. And the book is pretty darn racy for something written so many years ago! Margaret Mitchell was way ahead of her time writing so openly about issues that still face us today, i.e., sex. She manages to write about sex without being graphic or offensive.
Something that has always bothered me is not about GWTW but about the 'sequel' Scarlett. It is based on the movie and not but book. Although it's good I really would have liked to find out what happened to Scarletts children since they don't exist in the GWTW movie or in the book or movie called Scarlett.
This book is it! Just can't get better than this!
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