Have not read the print version, and now I wouldn't want to. I loved Odd so much, I think, because of David Aaron Bakers narration. I fell in love with Odd.
Odd, of course, then Stormy. What a wonderful couple! The names for them are perfect.
The story gives them an interaction that is beautiful to behold. The narration brings that love to life! As a person unattached, the story and the narration made me long for just this type of relationship... someday...
He gave Odd Thomas such a personality! So much like the person who is described in the book. I feel like the nurse who is heartbroken that he is 'taken.'
Well, besides Odd & Stormy I loved Chief Wyatt Porter because of his love for Odd. And Little Ozzie for his love and embracing of himself. And, again, Baker gave him a terrific voice. As well as Shamus Cocobolo - a character I was hoping we'd hear more from.
When I purchased the first book I didn't realize it was a series. Just bought the next one and hope the "wonderousness" continues!
Just finished listening to "The Son." A story of three generations of a Texas family that begins with a son, Eli McCulloch, from one of those generations being taken and subsequently raised by a band of the Comanche Indians.
The story tells of amazing and horrific traditions and practices. It is weaved with adventure, love, hate, misery, inner conflict and drive to survive and for success. The tragedies go full circle over and over. All of this intensity described by the people who lived it, almost matter-of-factly.
I listened and listened. And when it was over I just cried. I felt for, related to, was proud of and ashamed of the heritage of the Native American Indians, The Mexicans and The Americans - all "my" people.
A great book read, in part, by the great Will Patton, among others.
The Audible description does it a disservice because it does not describe it as being a tale by three people in multiple generations.
Yes. It has a good message.
Yes. It has a good message.
Probably not. I would depend on the context of the story.
The story is a bit hokey, and the narrator ads to that. But the message is good, so I kept listening.
I liked the characters and their development. I liked that there is a piece of the puzzle of the story missing and it comes out little by little.Others have commented on the beginning of the book jumping into the future, I thought it was a good method of telling the story because as the story unfolds it looks to the past and all is eventually revealed. That's part of what keeps you interested.
Every. Single. Character. has the same tonal "lift" at the end. of. every. single. question. It sounds like an east coast tone, but man everyone from the the African woman, to the vampire kid, to the Texan, to the California, men, women & children had. the. same. annoying. tendency. I came to cringe on every time someone asked a question. I'd be engrossed in the book then lose the connection when I'd hear that annoying tone. Also, I don't know why the book had to be read with the done of "dread" through the whole time. Even happy parts sounded depressing, with a quavering that made me think everyone was always crying.
(Some sections were very well read. Especially the section where there is a lot of repetitiveness, "Who am I?" He did an awesome job of that part, making it so it wasn't monotonous. And the names of the souls.)
I had this experience with another book read by the same narrator, but took a chance this one would be different. I won't do that again. Except I've bought the second book and will just resign myself to having to suffer through it because I want to know what happens next.
No, partly because of the narration. I did have stretches where the story overcame the telling of it.
The ending was horrible. It is beyond cliff hanging, it is just cut off. If you don't know that this is part of a trilogy you are saying, "WTH!" Because the story is just cut off. If someone were to read this and not go to the second book, it would feel as if the last part of the last chapter had been left off.I could not understand the meaning of the title and that is not explained until the very end.I changed my review from 4 to 3 stars, but would like to give it 3 1/2. Still, I want to hear the second book.
It was ok. Was the most 'action packed' book I've listened to. Will make a good action adventure movie.
It was predictable, but still interesting.
The ENTIRE book was read at 'high intensity' level. It seemed it never came down. Everything was 'edge of your seat', even if it wasn't. For me that dilutes the real nail biter parts. Since this is a series I might try another book and see if I still get the same feeling about it. Not sure if Snyder always reads like that or not - hope not. But then again, I felt the same way about Frank Muller, then grew to love hearing him read.
Without giving away too much, of course the kids and the girl.
It was ok. I listen while I work, so it was time well enough spent. But, it did not make me sit in my car because I could not turn it off like some books I've listened to.
The audible recording is in two parts. The story took almost all of part 1 to develop. In part two we start to get into the "thrilling" parts, but it never did build up as expecting. Part of the story was pretty predictable.
heavy accents, acceptable
I'm not sorry I purchased it, but it did not live up to the reviews I read.
The biggest challenge of the story was to convey the flip-flop between time frames of the story - It was partly told in the past and partly told in the present. I thought that perhaps some voice differentiation, or inflection may have helped to distinguish what was then and what was now. If you happen to miss the date in the intro to a section it could become confusing.
It wasn't the best, but was no where near the worst. It ended up being a pretty light read.
Oh no... just started listening to this book and hadn't realized that it was narrated by a guy who gets on my nerves - Scott Brick. He gives EVERYONE a Jersey lilt at the end of every question. Everyone! Russians, Libyans, and Californians. I knew it was him from that #$%^& lilt at the end of the first question of the book. I hope I make it through the book - I vowed to never listen to him again. This was an accident.
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