A depressed bookstore owner who has lost everything important to him...(except his books) finds something unexpected waiting for him in his shop which completely changes his life. References to other books and famous authors are scattered throughout this story of the effect books can have upon your life.
By far the best book I've read this year.
I read it previously in Full Dark, No Stars. I would read it again but not this audio version. The narration was worse than horrible. The sing-song fake sounding voice did not match the dark story. She actually sounded like a cartoon character when she spoke as Darcy. I've listened to at least 200 audio books This one was bad, bad, bad. It should be pulled and narrated by someone else, in my opinion.
Absolutely not. I've tried several of her books recommended to me by other readers and every single one was a huge waste of time. She writes cop out endings and plagiarized stories. I knew what was going to happen in the first five minutes of the book. I stuck with it hoping I was wrong. Unfortunately, I wasn't. You would do a lot better by reading Stephen King's The Green Mile. At least he didn't steal the idea. (He's a superior writer as well).
Nothing that I can think of. I wanted to love it. I expected to love it. Alas, I hated it. I forced myself to finish it just hoping to reach the thing that would make me say "OH!!!" That never happened. The story didn't make sense to me. Hunger Games is a far superior book.
A friend who recommended this book has read the entire series and gave me spoilers. It seems to me that what happens in subsequent books make events in this one more understandable but I don't think I will read 3 books in order to like the first one. If I don't care about the characters in the first book that's it for me.
The first half of the book was simply charming. The second half was agonizing. The first half with short emails and notes and a wicked villain falls apart after Bernadette's disappearance is revealed. Instead there are long narratives explaining all the information that was in the first half. It was extremely boring and slow and I just wanted it to end so I could find out what happened. And even that was such a disappointment.
I don't know if it was the narrator or simply poor editing. When she attempted the voice of Elgin she dropped her voice to the point it was inaudible without raising the volume then she would suddenly screech in a supposed little girl voice. Though the child was actually 15. It was quite painful.
No, after trudging through the last few chapters I no longer care about these characters.
The book should have ended when Bernadette disappeared and left us hanging instead of slowly and painfully revealing each detail.
Audrey was a much more interesting character when she was evil. Turning "good" was ridiculous.
Absolutely. But I don't understand the comparisons to Gone Girl. This book was ten times better and much more realistic. You could actually put yourselves in the characters shoes and ask yourself what you would do
When Paul is called to the principle's office.
This was hands down the best narration of any audiobook I've ever listened too.
I listen to audio books while driving or doing things and then switch to the e book when I can sit down to read since its much faster to actually read it yourself. In this case I stopped reading and merely listened. The narration was perfection.
If you're looking for action/adventure/thriller this isn't the book for you. This is a people book. What do people do? What would I do? What in the world were they thinking? Reading this book you will know what at least one person was thinking, but you may never know exactly why he thought that way. I will think and wonder about the characters in this book for a long time.
I can't finish it because I can't tolerate the drunken, slurred voice of the narrator. I just wasted a credit
I won't know until I buy the actual book and read it myself. I don't know if I will because this horrible voice is stuck in my head.
She sounded drunk. It was impossible to follow the story for the intrusiveness of the narrators slurred speech. I could not imagine these characters speaking in such a manor.
Anger that I wasted a credit on this horrible narration.
Give me my credit back.
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