A shorter version...it was to long in the middle, I personally did not like the profanity, dysfunctional families, pedophile suggestions, and the rape by Bing was gross. I struggled to get through this audible book...several times I was going to fast forward just to be done because, the story dragged on and on.
No. I am a fan of S.King have listened or read all of his books. I like this genre just couldn't wrap my head around where J. Hill was going with this story. In some parts holes were left in the story and in other parts holes were filled in to the point that it was overflowing and unnecessary.
Tone and diction were fine...but for me the male and female character voices were blurred Vic sounded masculine and Lou and Max were high pitched.
The redeeming qualities were seeing the results of bad parenting and dysfunctional families can lead to another generation of bad parenting and dysfunctional family.
Vic was clearly the hero, it was good to listen to her redeem herself at the end after years of a tortured life with drugs, sex, and demons. She admits to her part of over-reacting to her parents behavior towards her and that she wasn't a good mother when she abandoned her son (Bruce Wayne). This was my first Joe Hill book...I may try again.
I was going to give the over all story 1 star but after listening to the author at the end explain his rationale for writing the story I moved up to 2 stars. The preview I listen to sounded okay. Reading the comments...most were positive and only a few were negative so I made my purchase because the positive comments out-weighted the negative comments. However in this case the negative comments were on target with my thoughts on this audible book.
The story is boring, the narrator is boring and the plot is boring. Okay I pre-ordered and did not have any reviews to help with my decision to use my well guarded credits. I did not read "Cuckoo's Calling" first, it's in my wish list but I may remove...per the reviews it was so much better than Silkworm. Alright let me put all the cards on the table, I am only on chapter 13 and I have rewind at least 10 times. It has taken me 2 weeks to get to chapter 13. I feel like I am being dragged by my feet and my stretched out hands are digging into the floor trying to grab hold. When I get to the end I may have to come back and update my review...maybe it gets better in later chapters. I will finish...albeit kicking and screaming.
No but, I am reconsidering purchasing Cuckoo's Calling by the same author.
Oh my, there are so many...my favorite is Scott Brick. I would cast Rene Auberjonois or Charles Rosenburg or Peter Giles.
To be fair I need to get further in the book before I commit to cutting scenes. Since there is 56 chapters and I am on chapter 13...I would like to have seen more character developing; going a little deeper into some of the main characters (perhaps it was done in the first book).
OMG these first 13 chapters are a struggle...this is not a easy listen...it is not grabbing me and I am not excited about the next chapters.
Yes in deed, this book answers so many questions regarding the food we eat and it's travels through our digestive system.
I don't have any comparative books because this is the best I have listen/read, period.
All the chapters.
I started looking at how I ate as a child and compared it to how I eat now and I can say I have lost some of those habits instilled in me from my parents, you know chew (100 times) your food slowly, sit at the table with no TV present, fruit/veggies at every meal, only water on the table (no sugar drinks) and the big one small plates. The fast food crave was not around even when we would buy a burger we had to wait for our individual order to be cooked nothing was ready for you under a heat lamp.
I would recommend this book to be in your top 10...to be revisited and discussed yearly. I would like to purchased the guide that comes along with the book...disadvantage when purchased as an audible.
Fast pace and not knowing what was coming next.
When the fake FBI arrived on the scene and at the hotel, it was like watching Client Eastwood corner the bad guy...there was no way out for them.
His voice was real you could picture yourself at the theater watching it on the big screen. He really brought the characters to life.
The ending...when he was able to share with his wife something that had bottled up inside of him and he would not release to anyone!
It's worth the credit, you will not be disappointed.
Someone who likes lots of detail about the characters, location and politics; and don't mind if the story drags on and on and on.
Cut back on the characters (way to many to keep up with) the story didn't grab me and I didn't know where it was going, I didn't know who was significant to the story. I couldn't follow who were the good guys and who were the bad guys. I didn't know why some characters were introduced into the story.
Lou Diamond Phillips was great...I personally think the story needs a re-write.
...I am more than half way through the story and so far the answer would be done. I am going to finish it (it's taken awhile-because I don't like it) and unless some miracle pops out at the end I am sticking with done.P.S. If, some miracle pops out at the end I will come back and update this remark.
Often I don't give much credit to reviews that rate 1 or 2 when the majority of the ratings are 4's and 5's but next time I will read them and consider them more than I have in the past.
Completely change the story line, it sound like I was in a comedy club listening to different acts with no connection to any of them.
It's questionable...I'll read more of the reviews instead of the first 3.
No but, I found the narrator was very good, his diction was excellent and clear.
Big disappointment...I read the summary but the overall story miss the target.
I think Wong was trying to be a "Brother Odd" book and missed the target by miles.
Jake Brigance's role...he was very believable. I like the twist at the end you know something is coming but what you don't find out until the last chapter. There was a little bit of humor with his college friend (and lawyer).
I was on edging waiting to see what was going to happen with the hand-written Will is it legit or written by a mad man?
Oh my the Southern draw was right on target and he was able to give each character a distinct voice.
Hearing Seth Hubbard's brother tell the story of what they saw as young boys and cruelty of their father.
Great book the kind you don't mind listening to again in 6 months.
Yes and no...I enjoy the Odd series but, this one was a little to much on the dark side. I found myself drafting in and out of the story. It did not grab me the way the previous books had me wanting more.
No...even though I think the author miss the mark in my opinion I will try another Odd book.
Yes, I believe his performance was great probably why I stayed with the story to the end.
No a chance.
I think the back stories needed to be developed more before bring them into the big picture. Too much darkness all the way to the end. I left this novel with many unanswered questions and too much death and mutilated bodies (especially women).
I would be hesitant to try another book...although Breck and Hill were very good.
Again I would be hesitant I think the plot was lost with so many sex scenes.
Jack Daniels she was determined and in the end did a self-evaluation.
I'll wait for more reviews before I purchased another J.A. Konrath.
I loved all 3 books...I also did a lot of rewind...it was that good, I will miss not having another book since we lost the author. This is one of those books that I will be ready to listen to again in 3-6 months.
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