What a great book. These smart books for teens are really a treat. I am definitely not a teen but thoroughly enjoyed this listen. The quirky imperfect characters just have a way of drawing you in. Her writing just feels very real and ordinary in a good way. And Rebecca' Lowman is really a fantastic narrator.
This book. This book is so sweet and Tavia Gilbert captures it so well. I liked this better than Flat out Love. Its quirky and hopeful.
I wasn't a huge fan of the first in this series but I really enjoyed this one Performance was good story was interesting and I liked the characters. Worked for me.
My kinda book. I wish the other in the series were on audible. I would listen right away. I loved the brothers and her friends in this story and of course the relationship with her mom. Her brothers and friends made me laugh and her mom made me cry. Nice blend. I am so tired of these books with so called alpha males. I have determined that alpha male equals abusive so no thank you. This was the kind of alpha male I like. Kind thoughtful caring and strong. Their relationship developed naturally and even though I am not much of a poetry person, I loved it in the book. More of knitting in the city please.
These books are pretty silly but this one I laughed out loud a few times. Definitely the funniest of the 3. The characters are dumb but very sweet so it's hard not to love them. They are struggling in their relationship like most couples with small children and because it's real it's quite enjoyable. Narration is good BUT it is very annoying that at the beginning of the chapter the narrator doesn't tell whose perspective she is reading from. Her voice is the same for all characters so you have to pay attention to figure out which character it is. Other than that the narration is good but if you like different voices for different characters you will not like this book (or the other 2 in the series).
I have listened now to both Cuckoos Calling and Silkworm and enjoyed them both. I think Cuckoo is better than Silkworm but they are both good. Cormoran Strike is such an unusual hero that I feel in love with. He is not your perfect character without flaws. In fact his lack of perfection is what makes his character interesting. And his trusty sidekick is also fun. These books are interesting with some nice twists and turns which kept me listening. I am looking forward to the next in the series.
I love Rainbow Rowell. I stumbled on Eleanor and Park and Fangirl and absolutely fell in love with her. I didn't listen to Attachments because it was impossible with all the email exchange. Not a book to listen to, only read. I was so excited for Landline to come out. So that said, I was disappointed. Not horribly. It was just a bit of a miss for me. It just never came together fully. I still loved her characters which are always brilliant (my favourite part of her writing) but the part of the story with the landline just didn't work for me. The conversations were great but then it just stopped. There was no sense of completion or connection or reason maybe. I am sure there was but I didn't get it. But man do I love her men. All her characters are wonderful but I have fallen in love with all her men!! There is a plainness and realness to the way she writes that just nourishes me.
The narration was perfect. Rebecca Lowmen, because of these books, has become one of my favourite narrators. And she is her best with Rainbow Rowell books. She becomes the characters. I love her female and male voices equally and she just seems to embody these characters and bring them to life. I listen to A LOT of audio books and often I tell people, "this is a good book but I would read it not listen to it because the narration isn't great." With Rainbow Rowell (with the exception of Attachments) I always tell people to listen to them because of Rebecca Lowman. I will still eagerly await Rainbow Rowell's next book but this one wasn't my favourite.
I have only listened to one other Nora Roberts book (Chasing Fire) and this was much better. I liked Chasing Fire but I found this book more compelling and engaging. And I really enjoyed the characters in this book. Liz/Abigail was a very different type of character that was very attractive and fun to hear. Brooks had a softness to him and was a great compliment to Abigail. I enjoyed them together and the story was very interesting. Julia Whelan is a great narrator and she did a great job on this one. Overall I really enjoyed this book and it is well worth the credit.
Its been a long time since I have listened to an Emily Giffin book. I remember the books being better. At any rate, the writing was poor and the story creeped me out. I think I may be done with Ms. Giffin.
I am a Kristen Ashley fan but this was painful. Jet is one of the most unattractive heroines I have listened to in awhile. And Susannah Jones just makes her even more annoying. If i hear "eek" one more time. . . . just plain ridiculous. And there is no chemistry between Jet and Eddie. I listened to the whole book but it was a struggle. Not sure why I stuck with it other than I kept hoping it would get better. It didn't.
I am really enjoying this series. It reminds of the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon which I loved. I think the characters are great, the story is interesting, and it is well narrated. overall a great listen and well worth the credit!!
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