Janetville, Ontario, Canada
I found the narration of this book to put me to sleep!! I was expecting the Italian version of French Canadian "Gamache" however, this was not to be and I did not finish this book as I forcing myself to continue to listen!!
This book was so incredibly predictable that before the end of the first chapter I had figured out the "mystery". As a lover of psychological thrillers this one was textbook. I did not have the heart to finish and as with a book of the same writing style, I skipped to the end and pushed the stop button ASAP.
Somehow I managed to read every other Stephen King book except Salem's Lot!! What a great "new" find for me. I could not stop listening and was up many nights to finish. Learned anew why I love the writing style of Stephen King. His characters are diverse and complex and he scares me silly. Who else could take the common idea of vampires and make me want to go out to find a crucifix, some holy water and a wooden stake!!
I had seen the movie and loved it! This audio book captures the soul of the fishing industry, the men behind the perilous work and the separation of these men from their families sometimes for months at a time!! The information contained in this book will give you a new found respect for these men and their perilous journey on the sea. The book was written at a wonderful pace, telling the story of not only the Andrea Gale and her men but of the instruments of today and of a century ago, the unforgiving nature of the sea, the history of fishing regulations and the geography of this treacherous area known as Grand Banks, the tip and the tail...just as fascinating as the swordfish themselves.
I found this latest book in the Louise Penny ``Inspector Gamache`series to be very disappointing! It didn`t seem to have any real story. Eventually, I grew tired and frustrated waiting for Peter to come home. Finally, I stopped listening. I never found out if Peter did come home or not and by that time I had ceased to care.
Will the voice of the real Harry Bosch please speak up!! I miss my old friend.
A delight of fright! I could not stop listening to this book. A timeless story of lasting friendship and the enduring love of a father.
I wish I was forewarned about the subject matter. I could read the sordid events in the newspaper!
The premise sounded interesting however I was bored to tears and could not finish this one!!
A fitting read as Remembrance Day approaches! Stop and look around at our beloved country. This book will reaffirm the struggles, determination, pride and the hell that was wrought by our ancestors to provide a decent life for their family. Bless them and remember their contribution to what we have now.
I am glad that I forced myself to finish the book! I enjoyed the poetic and descriptive writing. However at times I felt a bit confused as the story bounced back and forth from the past to the present. I just don't understand how the box was still intact at the end of the story?? Did I miss something??
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