This feels like a great start to a great series. The main character is very likeable right away and the story sucked me in. This is a very easy breezy read with a nice twist... Perfect for summer reading!
Once again I fell into the 'daily deal' trap and bought the first book of a series without realizing it was a series.
Even though I didn't like that fact, I still enjoyed this book immensely.
The idea of the color-coded society is great. The way how in the game the evolution of society was shown, was very interesting, especially because we can recognize so many patters from past and present societies. The references to our known culture and history (Roman empire, book names etc) are a nice touch. Brings it closer to home.
The only reason why I didn't give this 5 stars is the fact that the end felt kind of rushed while other topics and areas where drawn out... and that I now have to wait until the next book is available. ;-)
I did enjoy this book a lot... The plot was fast paced and had a couple of good twists and turns. Just the last quarter was a little too constructed for my taste.
I wasn't much impressed with the narrator... the reading was very cliché in my opinion.
I actually enjoyed this book until I realized that it is just a very long prologue to rest of the series. While I don't mind reading a series, I prefer each part being a story with a beginning, a middle and an end. This doesn't apply here and therefore I don't think I'll be picking up the next part.
As for the premise of the story, I thought it was really interesting, to have these biblical themes reiterated in an alternative setting.
This story was written in the 50s and feels timeless and modern still. It keeps the reader thinking and engaged the whole time, trying to figure it out along with the main character.
This is a solid story and set of characters with a beautiful Alaskan backdrop. Still, I just wasn't able to connect with the lead character and it didn't leave me wanting to read more...
This is such a beautiful and tragic story bringing light to a part of US history that is not that often talked about.
This is my first Christopher Moore novel and it was fun.... in a crude sort of way. If you mind bad language, you shouldn't pick this book up....
I also enjoyed very much the performance of the narrator! It would not have been this much fun to read it myself...
This book has a great idea, but for my taste, it's poorly executed.
Firstly, I think it needs editing for length... There is no need for this book to be 33hrs, there is just not enough substance.
Secondly, there is too much graphic violence in this book. I personally avoid graphic violence in movies and books and some of the scenes made me feel sick to my stomach, so I ended up deleting it from my device about half way through.
Beyond hearing Piper Kerman's own story, it also gives insight to every day life in a low security prison and the people that she encounters in this time. On top of that, the author supplemented the story with statistics and facts about the prison system in general.
The performance of Cassandra Campbell really brings this story alive.
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