Johannesburg, South Africa | Member Since 2011
Just a string of cliches, shallow characters, no plot worth mentioning. One reads on to catch the raunchy although implausible sex scenes.
Envy by Sandra Brown
No, nice voice but her reading gives the wrong emphasis on words. She acts out too much and her portrayal of male voices is embarrassing.
Not for TV. Sex is the only interesting part and that couldn't be done on TV.
Disappointing as the name held so much promise.
facts and fiction
That is a tricky one. nothing really comes to mind offhand.
One of my favorite readers. He manages to read the female characters without sounding too drag. He totally brought the book to life.
Yes, couldn't stop listening.
Very clever plot that links characters across time and distant places. I enjoyed the combination of nonfiction and fiction. Made the whole thing real to me.
The book was fairly distracting simple thriller.
When I read the advertisement for the Travis McGee books I expected a treat. I must admit that I was disappointed. Found the first book to be a little too stylized and dated.
He read well and appropriately for the style of book. The characters were well portrayed.
Not really. I could have done better with my money.
I had no desire to read the next two.
One of the best books I have had this year.
After being interviewed by the Japanese, Pi asks which of the two accounts of his story did they prefer. Their answer reinforces Pi's personal feelings on religion and spirituality.
His soft Indian accent is very gentle on the ear and brings the characters to life.
No, the book is quite intense.
This wonderfully philosophical book was food for thought. I am not especially interested in religious debate, being at peace with my own feelings on the matter. Yann Martel, however, offers such a fascinating and refreshing perspective on certain issues. Really pleased that I read it.
Yes I would. Very clever plot with engaging characters. The heroine is likable and believable. The bad guy is thoroughly despicable.
Well worked out plot. Reaches a satisfying climax and some element of surprise.
He is a great reader. Does a female voice really well. Could listen to him for hours.
A bit long for one sitting but i found that i couldn't "put it down".
Takes a really good author to make a man in a wheelchair so super sexy and masculine.
The gastronomic descriptions were inspiring. I also enjoyed the the background history and natural history that the author gives of the area. I got out maps and found that the book gave me some insight into a place that is fascinating to me.
Yes, for when I need light easy reading.
Her voice is good but her accents and pronunciation of certain words lets her down. If the author wants to name drop with designer labels or dishes, the reader should say the names correctly.
Yes, it is a short simple book.
I found that the main character was a little shallow. It may be that the author is male and is projecting the way he thinks a woman would react. Some of it didn't ring true.
Time well spent. Good escapist holiday read.
Everyone loves a satisfying plot about revenge.
Dick Hill doesn't do a female voice well. Jade, the main female character, sounded decidedly jaded.
I feel that the rape scenes were well written in that they were deeply disturbing and moving. The sex scenes were not as good. They were shallow and less authentic in comparison. The story became a little silly at at the end. For goodness sake, how on earth would anyone ever demand that a 14 year old boy donate a kidney to an old dying rapist. The author should have made it rather bone marrow. Would have been less ridiculous.
The first book of Sandra Brown's that I read was "Envy". "Breath of Scandal" was a bit of an anticlimax after that. I would definitely read more of her books though.
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