Wildwood, MO, United States | Member Since 2010
How he ever kept the labyrinth of voices straight is amazing. The reading was excellent. The story was cute but way off base from what I was expecting. Lots of wizardry and storytelling. I guess if the story is make believe in the first place the author can make revamps anyway they want.
It's difficult to describe what I mean by hate except the entire concept made me ill. The performance was great and the story as a story was perfect just like Amy. This had to have been really hard to figure out when Gillian Flynn wrote it. The plot is so twisted, so devious, so heart wrenching. I never like to watch movies of books I have read. I like my visions & imagination better than any movie producer but I had to watch this movie or I wouldn't have been able to finish the book. I had to know the ending before I got that far. I was torn and sickened by the lowdown, conniving Amy. I hope there never is or that I never meet a true life person like her. Steven James with his Agent Patrick Bowers "chess" series has some of the worst criminals you could ever imagine and they don't disgust me as much as Amy. In fact, I really like that series. I guess my mind can deal with blatant, terrible, sick villains but not scheming, lying creeps who get away with it.
I didn't understand half of this but that didn't make the stories about his patients any less interesting. There are a lot of people missing out on a lot of life whether they remember they are or not.
I love this series. I waited 9 months for this edition in the series to come out and I was not disappointed. Now I have to wait a long time for the next and I'm sad again. MacLeod Andrews does a fabulous job with the narration. He brings all it's humor to life and keeps suspense still suspenseful. The Reckoners have made it to NY from Chicago (names changed to protect the cities) where once again our star hero is a loveable pain in the ass when he defies all the rules as he searches for how to save his sweetheart. There's a lot of fun involved in all the chaos as the Reckoners go about saving NY from the dreaded Epics. If you haven't listened to Steelheart - start there but you'll be very glad that this second one is ready and available to you immediately. I listen in my car and have added many extraneous miles on my odometer for this one.
The very beginning was a bit difficult to follow but once that was figured out it was sad, fun and entertaining. Not crying sad but you can't believe that's happening to someone sad. It was kind of fun trying to figure out the end throughout the entire book. I have recommended this book to many friends. I really enjoyed it. Never dull as it kept you following many different lives and how they all fit together around small incidents.
This was a clever story. How she every came up with it is more than amazing but it was fun to listen to. There was a great plot with loads of off shoots to try and keep track of through the entire story. I really enjoyed the characters and "characters" is exactly what they all were. The Night Circus traveled from town to town adding to itself as it goes with the most remarkable tents to visit. Each tent is magnificent and your imagination is called to action as each is described through out the story. Jim Dale did an excellent job of narrating.
I love this series and I know Rhys Bowen is trying to keep it really cozy reading but I'm getting as frustrated as Darcy, who doesn't show it a bit. Actually the love story part of this one was pretty good. At least Georgie and Darcy were together more than usual. There was still a lot of emotional longing, kissing and hand holding. Don't give details if you want to keep it a cozy but please marry them so they're not going to stay celibate the entire time. At least this time we got a glimpse into what Darcy actually does for a living. They could do wonderful detective work together. Remember "Hart to Hart"? Robert Wagner & Stephanie Powers - a detective love story. That could be Georgie and Darcy and I would be very happy. I find myself dwelling on the love more than the detective work anymore. The story itself was good with lots of strange characters adding to the "who did it" question. They traveled from England to Hollywood with something going on the entire way to stir the story. What made me give this story only 4 stars, and I thought about 3, was the fire. It really bothered me. It was way too quick, too much and too destructive. I felt it was used as a climactic way just to end on a disaster, but there was enough of the story left that it was not necessary. Just figuring out the answers, and catching the bad guy would have worked for me. The fire could have just been smaller and it would have worked better. No matter how it's written, Katherine Kellgren is wonderful as usual. I truly do enjoy this series and from what I've already heard about the next book, I think I could be even more disappointed. I hope not. It's difficult to wait another year to find out.
This had me laughing out loud many, many times. The story might not have been the most thought provoking but it kept my interest and I truly enjoyed it. The back and forth between characters was just right. If you need something to make your day enjoyable, this is it.
A heart wrenching story set in WWII Germany. The love, life and crimes of a group of everyday Germans and their interaction with each other and others. It's an intimate story of a young girl, her family and best friend. It' a history of the war, caring and terrible atrocities that happened in Hitler's Germany with a lot of love thrown in for good measure. You'll cry. I sure did.
I read this so very long ago. It was even more of a pleasure to listen to this time around and remember all of their different adventures. There is so much detail in this story of tragedy and hope. It goes against the assumption that adults are too old to enjoy a story about rabbits. These rabbits live adult lives of adventure and uncertainty. One could almost replace humans for the rabbits and then everyone would think it was all right, but that is not the story. It's not difficult or light. It is a feel good story with mystery, deception, thrills and romance. It's told from a rabbits point of view - if one could imagine their perspective. It's not a book for the vampire or the murder mystery even the romance book lover unless they have a soft side for just heart-warming fun. Good for young and old but I'd say that the adult might like it even more than the teenager. This book is worth listening to because it is very good and it has been around for a long time. One could even call it a classic.
There was a good story here and I liked Dick Hill's voice for the main character, Terry McCaleb but he wasn't especially good with the females and I think the voice of Graciela turned me off of her character. I didn't particularly like her character's personality anyway but the voice didn't help. I found her kind of sniveling - at least a little whiny at times & clingy. Terry McCaleb, without any badge or license, did a good job of finding the bad guy while staying within the law (mostly) and keeping the LA Detectives Bureau hating him. His exceptional FBI experience helped him and in the end was the entire reason for the murders. There were unusual twists and turns that kept me interested throughout. I learned alot about heart & organ transplants with this story. I enjoyed the book, I just wish I had read it, then maybe I would have a different attitude about the entire story. I'm not good with seeing movies for anything I've read or want to read either. I usually like to create my own characters in my minds eye; how they look and talk. I think I missed that with this reading.
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