A well written book that is believable becomes a great audio book when the narration is done by someone that truly feels the action. Davina Porter is EXCELLENT !
The story is done with a simple yet very involved outline, the small parts of daily life not skimmed over, but the days not written in a dense curtain that stops you from living the characters lives with them.
Claire has caught my attention the most to date, as she struggles with the emotions.
Her clarity in actually BEING the part, I found no fault in her reading at any angle.
( I listed to this book at roughly 3 hrs minimum up to 5 hrs or more daily for over 2 weeks. I backtrack and resume alot due to my little hectic part of the world, but I don't want to miss a word)
ABSOLUTELY ! But alas, I am a Wife, Mom, Granny & have a crew of dogs & cats & a cockatoo & turtle that rely on me...........
If I could of taken a week off - I would of done just that!
This book has already been added to my PERMANENT library here at home. I am purchasing the entire series, and most of all, I am telling all of my reading buddies about it.
It is books like this that make me super glad to be a part of Audible.com !
I read this the very first time over 40 years ago.
It became a "must be read" book for my children, nieces, nephews etc.
I have read this book over & over through my life, each time loving it more, as it ran alongside my life & my personal story. It helped me to have strength and stand up to the challenges I faced, and I had my own special "Hannah".
Seeing it in audio was a shock & joy and now I can have it with me constant in my ipod, although my print version is within reach of my chair.
I regret my original was lost in a house fire....
The simplicity of love & character.
Blueberry cake & kittens truly do heal heartaches, while cornbread & fresh water is a fine breakfast.
I found she did well, my mind gave a voice to this story for too many years to fall in love with any narrator I am sorry to say.
She did a very nice job, but for me.......
I have laughed, cried and dreamed more than any review can tell.
Every young girl should read this book at the age of 11......
My granddaughter did
Absolutely, I have already listened to it 3 times!
because it is very well written, the facts involved in both the dogs behavior and training are on spot, and with the handler.
This was not just pulled from imagination, but researched very well !
I refuse to write spoilers = sorry ;)
A clear and easy voice that kept me listening/
yes, and I did.
It is rare to find a GOOD book in this subject that a person who knows and trains dogs can believe and enjoy.
this book had me on all aspects.
I laughed, I cried, I cringed, I was ready to attack !
It makes me want to go back into training !
I miss holding a good dog while it takes a solid bite!
I would recommend anything Diana wrote at this stage, including her grocery list!
This is just another view into the lives and loves of the people we have grown to known and cherish in this expansive series.
I do not do spoilers ;)
The small quirks and facts you can learn about family members just enhances the other writings.
Nice smooth deep voice with the emotional levels of a man who is involved in the story line.
I laughed, cried, and sighed....
I eagerly await more ..................
to of never started
written an ORIGINAL story instead of a copycat idea from a very proven series...
the reading was okay,
YES, I can return it, and warn others. Making a sideways re-telling of almost an exact storyline of a famous book,, including places & names the same, along with some of THE smuttiest so called loved scenes I have seen in a long time, it almost qualifies as porn, thank heavens I did not buy a print copy and waste good paper!
I love an original story.
I have seen this more & more often the last 20 yrs. In movies and in print.
A good book and/or series comes out, and suddenly there is nothing but stories of teenage vampires,or wizards, or accidental time travel, then there is the aspects of "foreign" men of regal stature... eg: Highland men, Irish Lords etc....
Get creative - do something NEW !
I rate this in my top 10 of "just to relax & enjoy". Although it is not what I would personally call a "gripping" book, again it is a VERY great story that is told in a very clean & calm atmosphere with an easy to listen to narration. I listened to it twice in the first 3 weeks of purchase, and will return to listen yet again without a doubt, as with the other titles in this series.
This house is filled with movies & books - finding one that actually keeps us on the "edge" are very rare. I will say it was a very smooth written and not easily figured out by the end of each chapter.
I am very pleased with her work to date.
"Allergic to Falling Flakes" * due to the weather, the waterfall that is involved, what she was knitting at the time*
I am off to read the next in the series ! I need to soon begin searching for another series of books that will keep me going through the many nights of 3 am knitting as I try to fight the routines of chronic pain.
Absolutely. Because it is one of the best - well written - on the edge of your seat full of true human emotions books I have read in a very long time!
I do not often give 5 stars across the board - but in this case - author, narrator & story line have well earned it!
it is real, as though the story of a friend, not a written novel.
Everything. Listening to her is a joy. One thing I truly love - her voice is so calm & factual I have spent many nights listening to it through the bedroom while my 2 yr old grandson sleeps next to me. He finds her voice relaxing also apparently. Yet none of the mystery or urgency of the book is lost.
Again I laughed, cried, got angry, had tense moments. Once more the story was as real as life.
I am having trouble waiting for my next membership click to move on to book 3..........My budget says I must wait, but it is not an easy task!
As with the majority of any of Stephen's writings - each re-read is an experience.
Every time you listen you hear more than you did the last time.
Yes, and again they have done a fine job!
sorry, it would have to be Stephen.....
Not a fair question. In my library of Stephen King audio - in the top 10 - and we own MANY.
In overall audio, again, I would say close to the top 10.
The touch of story line that only Stephen can accomplish, you can walk down the hallway with the lights on and still not know where you are going.
When the reality of "what could be" truly hit home with ME.....
Anyone that does not take the time to enjoy this book as they have ( like so many I have met ) judged Stephen as Horror & SciFi only - will be missing one of the best books written in their lifetimes.
Where it poses lots of questions & "what if's" in a readers mind, it also answers a great deal of "what is", and that is why Stephen is such a master of written words.
He tells the truth in the reality of a human life, the real scary story!
I have no idea as I do not have the printed version.
Yes & No. I read & watch movies on a very high scale - so it takes a great deal for a plot to suprise me. I was not disappointed in anyway.
I don't give teasers or clues = sorry.
Again - a series I am pleased with to date, and purchasing the next in line!
As a solid coffee addict, it just doesn't taste any better!
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