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I thoroughly enjoyed most of this novel. As always, Mark Bramhall's narrating was outstanding, and the story itself was entertaining and interesting. But I didn't like the ending ... at all! It ruined the "Overall" experience for me.
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this compelling story set in Rome about 200 A.D. The narration was excellent, and the characters came to life. I couldn't believe the ending, though, it was a tremendous let down - at least for me.
Having been born and raised in New York City, the story intrigued me. Mark Bramhall does an excellent job, making the characters come alive. The novel spans generations, with a thread of love and family through more than three centuries. I enjoyed hearing about the history of the great city. Why not make this required reading in high schools throughout America?
This book is wonderfully written and expertly narrated. The story takes place about 100 years ago, and the very real characters were from all over the western civilized world. World War I causes their lives to intermingle often in the sweetest of ways. I was disappointed when it ended, but am now into Book 2 of the trilogy and it's just as good.
I can't imagine a more enjoyable book. The narrators were more than excellent, the story riveting, and the time listening flew by. It's one of those "don't want it to end" books that I "couldn't put down." I have absolutely nothing but wonderful things to say about "The Help."
This book tells the story of JFK's murder from a whole different perspective, as only Stephen King could. The narration is excellent, and the story will hold your attention until the end. Speaking of which, I didn't like the end of the story at all, but overall, it was a great read.
Dr. Alexander's articulate account of his "journey to heaven" while in a coma for 7 days is a must read! Heaven, God and such inanimate things are impossible to describe with mere mortal words, but he does an excellent job of coming quite close. As a neurosurgeon he was a huge skeptic; but after his vividly-remembered experience, he has no doubt but that heaven exists. Well-written, but could have been read by a more seasoned narrator.
Okay, so the story held me for a while, because it's a great story. But because about halfway through the book I realized that the events in the first chapter occurred at the end of the book (or at least close to the end), I lost interest shortly thereafter, and abandoned it. I thought I was sure I knew how it ended, and the story no longer held my interest. I even realized that, perhaps, I didn't know how (when) it ended, and it could have been a big "surprise" ending past that part we'd heard about in the first chapter. But it wasn't worth my (very cherished driving time) any more, I wanted to move on to something new! And I would have liked to give the narration a score of 2-1/2, as it was neither good nor bad, but that choice wasn't available.
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