I loved it when the first big twist happened--I knew this book would be something out of the ordinary. The plot kept thickening and it was not at all predictible.
My favorite character was Amy because I hated her and that was fun.
I loved the two main characters Johnny Wheelwright the narrator and Owen Meany the main character.
Owen's voice is a key plot device and it couldn't have been better executed. This performance is outstanding. It added richness and depth to a great story.
I know the author and many others take the Bible at face value. I would have liked a chapter that explained why the bible should be believable.
Everything was supported by quotes from different bibles. Why is there more than one? Why wasn't God clear? Is God a poor communicator?
He assumed I believed the words in multiple bibles.
I don't think reading the dangerous scene in the back room would have been nearly as horrifying if I read it. The printed word is flat and still. Sound moves.
I enjoyed the scene between Will, Sarah, and the little boy. The interaction between them made me hope children are in their future,
Sarah Linton was my favorite because she remains level headed through everything.
No extreme reaction. I thought the Macon police chief--a key character-- came in too late. There should have been more info earlier. He wasn't developed well enough.
Why did it say Faiths baby was 10 months old and Will investigated Lena 2 years ago?
Informative, absorbing, defiinitive
Tom had to read a lot. His voice did not get tiring. He pronounced words very well.
This is 32 hours of audio, a real bargain in cost per minute terms! I really want to listen to it again! You will learn a lot about this era and it is delivered rapidly.
I did not find Jen Lancaster relatable. The book description says Jen Lancaster is surly and self-indulgent, but I expected her to be funny and to find a kernel of truth below the surface.. I did not find any humor or truth. I wanted to see a strong woman behind the negative commentary but all I saw was a spoiled, lazy brat.
I would recommend this to a friend because the story and characters are well done. The story is well-paced and complicated enough that just when you think you've got it, something else crops up. It is very violent but not graphic--the crimes are unimaginable but luckily we come in afterward.
The part I will never forget is the nature of the crime.
I liked Will Trent enought that I decided to go back and listen to the entire series.
When Lucy Bennet fought to stay alive long enough to tell someone she loved her baby.
Spellbinding, Well-paced, Different-angle
Moon over Manifest - Newberry winner -- kid lit but great for adults. Both books tie up the plot in an interesting fashion. Both books shift back and forth between two time periods. I had heart palpitations as Lock Artist unfolded; I laughed and cried as Moon Over Manifest unfolded.
This was my first MacLeod Andrews book.
I didn't laugh --ever-- or cry, but my heart raced as locks were being picked and for the final 70 minutes as the story unfolded.
Informative, illuminating, useful
Learning how willpower can be strengthened and why it fails me around chocolate.
Yes--my 3 stars were because Kelly Mcgonigal is female. It bugged me that a man read it, not a woman.
Why your willpower fails you and how to fix it.
I did listen twice to pick up what I missed the first time around.
The story is important. I learned that the food I eat is harvested by people who are oppressed and as the food moves along the chain, the people that handle the food are only slightly less oppressed. It doesn't matter whether I buy garlic at Whole Foods or Walmart, the garlic harvesters suffer greatly in their work. The story makes me sad and also made me learn how extremely complicated the situation is. I thought I knew about these things.
Hillary Huber's voice sounded like you would expect the author to sound, so it felt like a first person account.
I frequently think of the boy who damaged his thumb picking peas and the boy who accompanied his mother picking grapes and selling food to the workers. My children don't know how blessed they are.
There are many complicated problems related to America's food supply. Food here is so abundant that our poor people are obese. There are other costs to the abundance.
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