Good story. Terrific narrator. Definitely worth the listen. I recommend it. Lisa Kleypas and Susan Duerden made a good combination on this one. Made me look for this pairing in other books.
This story is too long. It is 10 hrs but could have been told in about 5. I actually got to 1.5 hrs from the end and couldn't take anymore so I just stopped it. I could figure out basically what was going to happen and I wanted to put myself out of my boredom.
This book is about a woman, with two grown sons, newly divorced who moves to a very rural area, goes to meet her closest neighbor, finds out he is a pedophile who has kidnapped a child and then gets kidnapped herself by said pedophile. The author then drags this story out way beyond the plot she has assigned to it. It could have been interesting enough for 10 hrs but the plot that this author uses just isn't good enough for 10 hrs. Maybe she's getting paid by the word or something so she's trying to make the book longer than it really needs to be. I've noticed that w/ a lot of books lately; authors dragging out books unnecessarily. They must have cut out the job of the editor what w/ self publishing.
This was a really good book. I loved the plot and the twists and turns. I loved the pacing. It wasn't boring. The narration of all 4 narrators was really good. The suspense was good. I highly recommend this book. I don't usually re-listen to books but after a while I would re-listen to this one, it was that good. Loved the ending!!
This was a light, easy on the brain story. It has a light spiritual theme to it. The narrator is very good; she does quite well with the male voices. If you want something that's not very thought provoking and you don't mind the mention of God and church with a light romance thrown in, you may like this story.
Most of the story was well written & suspenseful but the author did something I've noticed many authors doing lately... They seem to get attached to their story & don't want to let it go so they drag out the end waaay longer than it needs to be and thus they almost ruin the story or at the least they leave me with a negative feeling at the end. This story could have been cut by at least 2 hrs in my opinion. Other than that it was good. Narration was good.
The narrator was very good. That's all the good I have to say about this book. I listened for about an hour and 1/2 and then stopped. It just plodded along. I didn't think the character development was done very well. The author didn't engross me in the story. It seemed a bit disjointed. The story was about 9 hrs long and at 1.5 hrs in I was thinking either 'lets get this party started or hurry up and end.' I decided to end it early and put myself out of my misery.
I pretty much enjoyed this book except that I think it went over long and had me wishing toward the end that it would hurry and wrap up. Also it can start to get confusing toward the end if one is not listening on a consistent basis and paying close attention. The narrator is good. This is not a book that will stay with me after I've read it. I'm glad it's over and I can move on to something else.
I hung in there for 4 hours (of a 10 hour story) and gave up. This author really drags this story out and goes over territory that has already been gone over. I was going to return this book and get my credit back but I had already returned several books because I could not get into them so I decided to just eat this one. I have noticed lately that a lot of authors seem to like to drag out a story instead of just get on with it. I think I probably need to stick with books that are around 8 hrs because those books don't usually ramble unnecessarily.
I really liked this story. Atfer listening to it for a little bit I wondered 'where is it going' but I soon relaxed into the book and enjoyed the ride. The narrator is very good. The flow of the novel and the stories of the different characters is very good. It will stay with me for a while now that the last word has been spoken. There is another novel, perhaps not quite a sequel but has some of the same characters, called "Eventide".
I am not usually into fantasy books but this book had plenty of non-fantasy in it to keep my interest. The fantasy part was interesting but not too overdone for me. All the characters were interesting and well fleshed out. There was humor, drama, a psychoanalyst (to try and figure out the fantasy) and fantasy (of course). The writing was very good and the narrator was excellent.
This was a very informative memoir. I had no idea the things I learned about Rosie Perez's life. She came through some tough stuff. And the thing is, she came through, came out on top and is a successful independent woman doing her own thing now. Kudos to her. Her narration of the memoir shows what a good actress she is. She definitely brings her acting skills to the narration.
Note: Initially when I was listening to it I thought the part about her childhood in the Catholic school went a bit long but later I thought who am I to say that? First, this is her story, she is telling it her way and second, she went through that hell, who am I to minimize it and say this should be shortened?
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