Not heavily. For a human interest piece, it was a well-written and assembled novel. However, the interest and reader involvement wasn’t high. A story that doesn’t involve the reader can still be a good story. But a story that draws you in is quite a different experience. This book, this set of stories about Hattie and her marriage, relationships with her children and other man, while interesting, does not draw you into the experience. While reading I could have put the book down at any moment and not picked it back up.
Maybe, depends on what other choices are out there. I would probably not read from this author again, while the book was interesting, it wasn’t really worth my time.
I liked Ella the best, the story of Hattie’s child given up to her sister. I think a close second would be the gay son, as his struggle with sexuality and the shame he felt was superbly portrayed.
I guess I think differently about experiences people had during that time period.
No. The first part of the book was rather boring; learning about the main characters, but becomes important for a future twist. Lines in the book were repeated, maybe for a point, but boring nonetheless. I’m half and half about this book. I think the story is interesting and has great twists, but the bring parts and repetitions are a drudgery. I enjoyed trying to figure out if Nick had killed his wife and other mysteries (not wanting to spoil). The relationship parts were okay, although a bit slow and boring. The ending was disappointing. Like a bad movie that leaves you saying: “oh”. This could have ended in a better way.
The story is suburb and keeps you on the seat of your pants—in parts. After you drudge through the first part (1 hour?) the story picks up and is entertaining. This mystery involves the jungle as a character and weaves a tantalizing story of discovery. Parts drag and are forgettable, but the main story was worth the listen.
When Marina had to aid a woman in giving birth even though she doubted herself.
Yes if you are bored. interesting story idea, but the book is less exciting than it could be.
Lena's powers showing themselves and possibly getting her into trouble. The book tends to drag.
I thought the narrator did a nice job changing his voice for the characters. The music was boring and distracting. The dream sequences are strange and I thought the mp3 file was corrupt. Cannot hear what the character is saying during the dream sequences.
Not read the rest of the series. Although I have read other reviews that state you have to get through this book to enjoy the others. Their ratings are higher, apparently the series gets better after this book? Not sure if it will be worth the gamble.
Action. Less pining, more changes, fighting, SOMETHING! Society gets passively voted away? Such a let-down when the first two books in the series were full of adventure and danger.
No as there are some series that I have enjoyed all of the books: Hunger Games, Divergent (so far only 2 books).
NO. It ended a good series poorly.
I don't know as I only listened on Audio, but having the male and female voices to read the characters is really nice.
Ky, because he was the love interest.
When she finally reaches Ky in the desert.
yes, definitely an enthralling book in the series. I would not recommend the third book.
Similar to Hunger Games and Divergent series, although I would argue as a series falls a bit flat. The first and second books are my favorite; the third book is boring and falls flat. Even though this book griped my attention, after reading the series, I would prefer to reread a series I enjoyed in its entirety.
Cassia spending time with Ky, especially learning to write and sneaking around the officials and society to do so. Romantic and elements of danger.
No, I cannot compare. I thought her narration was terrific although in the later 2 books Jack Riccobono reads the males’ voices and this adds to the narration.
No extreme reaction. Matched and Crossed were captivating and hard to put down.
Easy read and I would recommend this book to everyone!! Gretchen is analytical about happiness and creating a better life filled with more joy. She accomplishes this through organization, taking better care of her body, attending to her relationships, and many other aspects. I love that she doesn’t treat happiness as an isolated feeling to fix, but from a holistic view. I think the focus on anti-depressants and trying to normalize is some senses takes away from finding true joy and happiness. I understand medication is needed, but no one should settle for feeling ok. Gretchen’s experiment and journey are eloquently described and have encouraged me to be a better person to others, tackle tasks that seem to grand, and to try be honest with myself.
This book was similar to “The Courage to Start” by John “The Penguin” Bingham and to “My Stoke of Insight” by Jill Bolte Taylor because I was inspired by all, and given new perspectives that forced growth in my life. However, The Happiness Project was different in the fact that the author addresses all areas of life for growth.
She is able to portray the feelings and difficulty of situations through her reading that while stated, one might not get the full impact. You can also better appreciate her ability to laugh at herself and situations in her life. Her excitement and confidence in her findings or truths, is contagious. While a similar experience may be derived from reading the book, her narration is highly recommended.
I have laughed out loud at some of the situational stories in the book, especially when about conversations with her husband.
I liked how there was an element of danger and mystery sometimes lacking in Nicholas Sparks. He masterfully creates love stories, but some have seemed too similar. Safe Haven keeps with his romance theme, but adds elements of danger to the main conflict/plot. A little sappy, but overall nice.
The Notebook, Dear John, The Vow are similar to the writing and story.
I don’t believe I have, but enjoyed her reading this story. I think her narration adds to the story by emplacing the emotions felt but the main characters.
Kids melt my heart, so when Alex’s little girl gives Katie a drawing, I was mush
I LOVE the movie of this book (2012 edition). I believe I might enjoy reading the story. However, the narrator has completely turned me off to the idea of listening to it.
Les Miserables the movie to me is similar to Atonement, where the characters make life changing choices that affect everyone around them and contain large epiphany moments.
Mr. Davidson sounds pompous and bored when he reads this story. It is hard to get past this and be interested in the story when the narrator sounds bored. Furthermore, his breathing and page turning are distracting and irritating.
I do love the story of Les Miserables, and will purchase a paper copy to read. Hopefully I can enjoy it that way.
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