This book is really a definition of terms and an explanation of how we came to such labels. The performance is good enough, but the content is boring.
Yes and no. I want to make the story last but this is one of the series that I have a difficult time putting down. I appreciate this series as a very nice change of pace. At this point in the series, I/m invested in the characters, there's plenty of action and some nice plot twists.
This book has become one of my all-time favorites. It is part thiller, love story, tragedy, tale of redemtion as well as a lesson is philosophy. This book is truly exceptional.
I felt compelled to write a review because I wanted to counter the one above - to offer a different perspective. I appreciate that this book was moving to some; however, I found this book to be boring and the narrator annoying. I didn't finish it.
My first experience with Murakami was listening to Kafka on the Shore and I was pretty disappointed. When I saw this on sale, I decide to give him a second chance and I am glad I did. If someone would have given me a brief description of the content of these short stories, I would have passed on this too. But, I am so glad I didn't. These stories stirred me in a way that very few books have.
I purchased this book for the last five minutes - the affirmations. They are great and I listen to them daily. But, the rest of the book is much less compelling.
It's has been a few month since I have listened to this book and it has stuck with me like few books have. Sometimes I laugh out loud, others I almost gag. This book was an experience. Good, bad and ugly. I would highly recommend this book if you have a sense of humor and aren't easily offended - well, even if you aren't easily offended this book will probably test your limits. I remember exactly where I was driving when I actually gagged because of a disgusting sexual perversion described in the book. So, in all fairness, be careful because this book is graphic and pretty hardcore - but if you can keep it in perspective - it is a pretty good experience. I have been excitedly - but cautiously - waiting for the next novel.
Period books can be a little difficult for me, but this book is excellent. Of the saga, Tai Pan and The Noble House are by far the best - and a couple of the best I have ever read.
It doesn't get much better than this. It is long and well worth the time. I will listen to this again.
of time and a credit. There is nothing compelling about this book. I tried to get through it, but....
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