I listen to audiobooks when I'm driving and when I'm hiking. With some books, I drift away from the story and have to rewind but not with this one. This audiobook kept my attention the whole way through and I was really sad to get to the end of it because I wanted more.
Life played out in the view of the masses. This is how life goes - you are young and have fun because you think you are immortal. Once you grow up and have explored enough, you settle down and leave the drama behind. It's not a bad book, but it's just the story of a man's life and nothing to get overly excited about.
The story was good and in the beginning I thought I was going to enjoy it as much as "It" by Stephen King, but there was not enough depth to this story to support the length of it. I think it would have been a much better story if it had been about 2/3 as long.
Book 11 "Wild Man Creek" includes references to things that would have occurred previously in Promise Canyon. I think "Promise Canyon" is supposed to be Book 11 and "Wild Man Creek" is supposed to be Book 12. This book was enjoyable, but not as good as others in the series (I've read through Book 12).
I almost gave up on this book about an hour into it, but then I gave it another try and really enjoyed the story. A good book overall.
I have to say thank you to Fannie Flag for writing this book. This book is such a good reminder to all women that we owe so much to the women who went before us, and it is also a funny, poignant, and engrossing novel.
While listening to this book it was obvious that it was written with a young adult audience in mind, but it was still an enjoyable story for an older person. It is hard for me to believe that super intelligent people would not have a backup their computer programs, but I guess if I were not out in the workforce yet I could believe things like that.
I enjoyed this book until last few hours of the book where it really started to drag. It was almost like the author got stuck in an endless loop as she neared the end. It also dragged a few other places along the way, but nothing like as it neared the end. Overall, a good book that did a fine job with the realities of life's gray areas, but just a little too much reiteration.
I grew up in upstate New York and I remember hearing about the kid training in the Catskills that was going to be one of the greatest why back when Tyson must have been pretty young. I don't remember anyone that wasn't a fan of boxing back in those days. It's a different world now. Tyson's story needed to be told as it chronicles both the life of the man and what was going on in the boxing world.
This would have been a five star book if the ending had not been so predictable. That said, it is a good book and moves along at an enjoyable pace.
I enjoyed this novel very much, and I really liked the way it ended. I felt the ending was a sign of a new beginning that could go in any direction. As far as the narration went, I was struggling with how slow the narrator spoke; so I changed the speed to 1.25X and it was perfect. These characters live in, an grew up in, the New York area - people don't talk slow in that part of the world.
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