One of those books that is supposed to be humorous but somehow fall short. The jokes are a little tired, the patina of the character's personalities feels worn as though you've read a more clever version of the same story elsewhere.
The performance is stellar. If not for Jarvis's storytelling abilities, I would have stopped listening.
The end of the novel is the best part - the conflict among the factions is a bigger, more interesting overarching story. I like the exposition the least. It was too clear where the story was heading to justify so much buildup.
Very Age Appropriate.
I liked the conflict the narrator feels with her coming adulthood best. I liked the neat and tidy ending least.
Yes. I do think she is a fair writer with a talent for writing novels literature fans can latch onto.
I loved the Welsh accent. She makes the narrator come alive and injects personality and character. She made the people in the book real.
Nothing. This book was just poorly written. No performer could carry that kind of crummy material.
It was fine.
I found most of the dialoge goofy.
This mystery/ thriller was neither captivating nor scary. I didn't care about the victims or the identity of the killer no matter how hard I tried.
Probably The Marriage Plot.
Very little. That was the problem.
Any listener will guess the killer early on. There are much better thrillers out there right now. The Informationist was a good read.
Yes. I really enjoyed the story.
Saba - obviously. This is kind of a one girl show.
I just found her voice and some of her enunciations too juvenile. It took me a while to get used to her voice, which is not necessarily pleasing to listen to.
Miss The Hunger Games? Get ready for Saba.
I don't think the book jacket should compare this novel to Du Maurier's writing. Readers are simply reminded that they should stick with Rebecca.
This book did not shock or interest me very much. Pretty predictable.
very solid interpretation.
Yes and I'd expect something pretty and middle-of-the-road like Water for Elephants.
I liked everything about this story. I liked best the beginning, which focuses on Cal's early childhood.
Cal's decision to cut off his hair.
I was moved many, many times.
I like Frasier fine. Stout lost my listenership with her lack of scientific foundation.
Someone should have insisted on a heavier scientific bent. This book comes of as pop psych in a bad way.
Absolutely, The atmosphere of this book is enchanting.
Every moment where performances or tents in the circus is described is memorable. I changed favorite tents a dozen times.
No, but I thought he was excellent.
I think an argument can be made for the setting - the circus - as a character. The circus is clearly the most outstanding feature in this novel. Celia would be my runner-up. The novel opens with her and the reader develops a certain affinity to her struggle with the challenge.
One of my top five from Audible so far.
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