Vapid characters, vapid storytelling, and lackluster narrating. Crusie certainly appears to have a following, but after this book, I'm not inclined to read her again.
Listened in the car with the kids who loved the story. Hathaway does a fair job with narration--enough to satisfy the kids. Great story, as always.
A continuation of a beautiful love story in intriguing historical fiction, made perfect by its narrator. Already downloading its sequel!
If you love classic literature, and stories of unrequited love (although this one doesn't quite fit that bill), you must add this performance to your wish list. I've read this book probably half a dozen times. It is beautiful writing, and Firth's narration only adds to the pleasure.
I am still spell-bound by this book. The narration was spot-on for the story--couldn't have been more appropriately cast.
Even if you're not someone big into war history, the humanity in Matterhorn is so gut-wrenchingly real, you'll be captivated. This novel brings the Vietnam war alive in so many ways--from the sickening politics, to the camaraderie, the human suffering and cost, and the youth & innocence lost... It has left a permanent mark on my heart and mind.
I really enjoyed Kate Mulgrew's narration of this book. She certainly did it justice.
NOS4A2 is chilling, but not nail-biting, which is right on par for me. It's not physical fear/horror, but mental, which I usually find to be scarier anyway. If you liked Event Horizon, you'll probably like this (sans the sci-fi).
Skloot's telling of the history behind HeLa--both the cells and the woman--is perfectly portrayed. It will catch and hold the attention of readers from all walks of life. I've already recommended it to several of my friends and colleagues.
I usually like stories about the old west, but this one had not a single character that I could relate to in any way. There is no true hero or villain, and every character seems to alienate themselves quickly. The story is marginal. I kept holding out hope that something interesting would happen, but it never did. I thought the performance was true to the story. I think given the right part, Kate Mulgrew could really shine. I'll be looking for other stories narrated by her.
In many series, the sequels don't quite hit the mark of the first book. But not so with Larsson's trilogy. The Girl who Played with Fire keeps the reader on their seat just as keenly.
I didn't know I wouldn't like this book until it was too late. The narration was great, but by the time I was too deep into the plot to back out, it began to make me nauseated. I don't belong to a book club, but if I did, I would love to hear how other people react to this story. This is a story of two of the most screwed up characters I've ever read, and their completely dysfunctional relationship. It will leave you feeling punched in the head.
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