I enjoy Jodie Thomas's characters from the little Texas town of Harmony. The stories are fun, sometimes suspenseful, and well written. However, unlike the first books in the series, the recent books in the series have too many explicit sexual encounters to suit me. The romance lines are fine, but please leave out the graphics, Miss Thomas.
Chris Rowe's narration is superb and the story is captivating as the mystery unravels. The plot gradually moves toward a crescendo of resolution and the ending is a brain stretcher.
As an enthusiastic fan of Nevil Shute, I was surprised and disappointed with "Round the Bend." The only words I can find to describe my reaction are "Is this story never going to end?" It was tedious and very boring compared to his others. There was scarcely any plotline. I kept waiting for something to happen, but it didn't.
Julie Maisey is an amazing narrator, bringing all the characters, whether English, Australian, or Czech to life vividly. The story is lovely with colorful depictions of post-war Australian lifestyle attempting to adapt to the influx of Europe's displaced persons. Interesting and touching..
This is an unforgettable story about an ordinary man who becomes extraordinary during war time. Nevil Shute has become one of my favorite authors.
This is probably the worst book I've read on audible. It had been highly recommended by someone, so I ventured into this daunting, 4 part epic, over 30 hrs, that I had been led to understand was WW II genre, which it was not really. The book was disappointing on so many levels, the most egregious was the verbosity. The plot took many chapters to enter and the entire story could have been told in under 8 hours, not 30. The excess of description was downright annoying, with long, drawn-out pining over the hero's love, the mother of pearl buttons on her shimmering blouse, ad nauseum. I'm as romantic a woman as most, but this guy's superfluity of emotion was like wading thorough maple syrup. I kept fast forwarding, hoping to find something substantial as to the plot line. It was gooey wading.
I bought this book because Juliet Stevenson is such a good reader. The book is well read, but I kept skipping chapters and didn't seem to get anywhere with the story. It dragged on and on. I never did read the last chapter because I just couldn't bear any more. Not recommended.
If I had not known the ending of this story it would have been unbearable to read. The fact that Elizabeth Smart was able to relive the horrow of her 9 months captivity at the hands of a demonic predator is a miracle in itself. Be brave and read it and then install securtity systems on all the windows and doors of your home.
Sycamore Row is Grisham at his best. From page one to the last words of the book there were surprises and plot twists. Michael Beck is an out standing reader. I highly recommend it.
After having read all previous 13 books in the Miss Julia series and rating them 5 stars, I was so excited about #14 coming out on audible. Cynthia Darlow's performance was once again flawless. However the story line was diluted compared with the previous books in the series. The inclusion of southern recipes in the story was not only boring, but could have been placed at the end of the book, instead of inserting them all throughout. Quite tedious. However, I will still look forward to a #15 and more adventures and mischief from Miss Julia.
Keep on writing them, Ann B. Ross.
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