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Yes will listen to the two books from this author. Had problems figuring out they were two different books, as basically both fronts are almost the same.
I don't have a special area that sticks out.
Have listened to the companion book.
Great, story keeps moving along.
I would recommend this book to anyone, it is read, not given characterization, but the readers voice is quite calm and soothing. Voices would have been way too hard, due to the ethnicity of many participants.i
I would have to say Helen, although the story tends to focus on her in the book. In actually, there were a few people with whom were standouts.
I don't feel she did any characterization, just read, not giving emotion to anyone, but in your minds eye, you could see and feel the differences.
I wasn't pleased with the way the book ended. When the prisoners are being released, you had hope that the Vietnamese man, whom was already in the states, safe, he chose to go to Cambodia to get Helen out safely, if possible. I guess I wanted a good ending, not just ended.
I will re-use to this more than once. The title was a tad misleading, but the book was meaty and gave a full measure.
Yes, and I plan on revisiting this book many times.
Not sure I have heard a book like this before. There are designated chapters, yet at times, the narrators re-number them, for reasons unknown. Evidently, this was originally novellas, presented as singular episodes, brought together into one.
Both portrayed each character quite well; however, Kirsten's voice was the predominant one. Lee might have needed to put more expression into the words. Even when the nanny and male child get lost, there is little emoticon on either side. Kind of like taking Xanax, very mellow.
The best part for me was Briana sneaking into the software promotion and seeing Luke kissing the new "arm candy". I loved her reaction and how he made everything okay for his true love. Just great.
I am not recalling any BIG four letter words; in fact, I don't recall anything that wouldn't be appropriate, unless the word "orgasm" is offensive. This book was a needle in the haystack find, and I am glad to have it in my library.
I don't believe I would recommend this book to anyone. Evidently, it is a story told by a very learned surgeon, who has advanced stages of Alzheimer's disease. It drags you down and at the end, I was just glad her faculties were diminished.
Her husband is dead and she confuses her son as him. From the way it is read to you, you rotate thinking perhaps she has two sons and one daughter. I finally surmised there was one son, and the daughter.It seems her family and friends are trying to fleece her. I remained confused about who killed the neighbor and who stole the statue. So many questions that they try to tie up at the very end.
This book reminded me of an old movie, called THE SNAKE PIT. There are times the lady is lucid, but most of the book talks about her confusion and trying to figure out who th ed people that visit her are. So much internal.dialogue that it seems to run together. I know if I become like this lady, take me out, someway. No way to live.
She just reread the story. There was no voice inflections or changes, to differentiate each person. I am used to characterization, not monotone reading, and she seemed hurried to get it done, quickly.
I thought the book would focus more on her life and the progression of her mental state. It was a jumbled mess with everybody wanting her institualized. I can relate to the situation, as my daughter was going to get guardianship over me, and stick me in a care facility. My problem was and is falling. But, with more individuality, it might have come across better.
I. was not able to complete the book. I was confused from the first. I didn't see it had a topic to build on..I think it was a bunch of minute topics that were trying to be elaborated on.
I didn't see that it was a story. As stated, it felt like it was blurbs being elaborated on..
He seemed to be rather flat and hurried. Perhaps he was confused and found very little substance or interest.
I wouldn't have even accepted the book in the first place.
Waste of money, waste of time.
You are with them from the first cupcake through their inner battles, clean through the last cupcake in the last book.
The complete book is a joy sharing in the first flirtation through the inner battles that
life has cast upon.the two, before they met.
Each person has their own story and life experiences. You are allowed to see and feel their tumoil. Along the way, you can feel how each supports the other. They have a few crazy.experiences, a bit of intrigue, and a wonderful love story.
This was the first experience with these two readers. I wish more books had this format. The male reader didn't seem to get into character , but both were great, and tried.Youw
You won't go wrong with these two books. Plus there seems to be a novella that goes with the books, but at this point, I have.not purchased it.
This duo will be revisited again and again. Wonderfully written story that moves along much faster than you want it to. I have purchased some clunker books, but these two are winners.
Tenley was perhaps my favorite, as she hss been through so much and has remained true to.herself, even though much of the time shepaints herself not worthy of happiness.
I really enjoy books that are portrayed by a male and female. It makes the listener feel as though they are experiencing each character as a whole. They worked well together, although the male reader often struggled with voive inflections.I
I did listen to the book in one sitting. Beginning as soon as I finished the first book.
As in many books these days the language is a bit street talk, and not pristine, nor are some of the choices they have made. Great story where two basket cases have come through hell and back, found each other, and you have to cheer them on.
The fact the characters are the same and the wealthy dysfunctional families stay pretty true to form. I don't see Hudson to be so giving to cover for his dad, or why he views the event as his fault.
Can't give one, there were so many, and each made you proud to see the characters changing, even in minute ways.
All, except Celie and her other villain counterpart. Jack was a great play, Sophia, not so much. Again, dysfunctional families of wealth.
Very much so. It was hard to go to sleep without finishing.
Amazed at all of the evil tricks that were thought up, in each book, not just one. Great villains, but even better with the love interest and the changes going on.
This trilogy was interesting from book one through the additional HUDSON. They used more street language instead of the upper crust, expected language. This added an extra humor to the book.
The fact that all of the ducks got into the row at the end and karma was swiftly given, though money helped it along.
I am more able to visualize the characters in the books. The story comes more to life.
The situations were funny, where they were supposed to be, and serious, when needed to be. It is funny to see so many wealthy people indulging in such low brow (get even) with others, to sway the man.
Am not into sequels or cliffhanger books, but with these, the urgency was in me to follow each as written. So much dysfunctional rich families.
This book rounds out the trilogy, read last of course. Always interested in hearing the story from the other side.... inner dialog, so to speak. I really wish Hudson hadn't been such a player, but then I don't think the trilogy would be as interesting.
I can't remember the series, but do remember that there was another book, male points of view, which tended to complete the series.
I liked the dialogue, but was NOT impressed with the reader.
I smiled when he admitted his flaws in character. Hard for any man to do, lol.
I don't know when the millionaires were drop kicked in favor of the billionaires. As a general rule, I do not like cliffhanger books, but (I have gotten to where I make sure all are available), before I take the plunge, so to speak. This set, including HUDSON, were well worth buying extra credits in order to make sure it flowed..
No clue, I haven't read the books. I only go to the books if I want to clarify a certain scene, wording, or to make sure I heard what I THOUGHT it said.
This would have been better if it was made into a complete book. The story doesn't quite seem complete... I wish they had ended with chaos or happy ever after. This book is from the daughters point of view, and honestly didn't live up to the expectations.
I can't give a good answer. There wasn't much of a focus for the novella, just a filler to give more information.
It carries you along, but there was no big high or low in the story offered in this offering.
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