I struggled through this book because I love the story. I don't know if I can sit through it again.
Amelia was my favorite character. She is flawed but courageous and very smart.
Scott Brick, Norman Dietz, just about anyone but Connor O'Brien.
If you love the story enough, yes.
I waited a long time for an unabridged version to come out. Hoping they rethink and redo the narration, until then I am stuck with it.
This is an excellent read with believable characters that you can care about and root for and also despise. The setting was nostalgic and revealing. We have really come along way.
The plot was fast paced but had very good character development. The murders and kidnappings were chilling and more realistic than you want to believe.
Kirsten Potter is an excellent narrator who portrayed both children and adults, men and women in separate distinctive voices without being distracting.
I would recommend this author to anyone who loves mysteries and well developed characters.
The narration is wonderful for all the characters. I did listen to this book before I read it and now I can hear the voices when I read the book to myself.
Juliet is my favorite character for many reasons. She loves books like family, she is funny and compassionate, and very honest. When asked for references, she provides the name of a family friend who loves her, and a women she worked with who despises her. How cool is that?
Juliet performed by Susan Duerden was my favorite, so much so that I have looked for (and found) other books she has narrated.
This book will make you laugh and cry. The characters become real friends who you can root for and live with.
It is a favorite that I will be listening to again and again. Beautifully written and very funny.
I have to say that I picked this book primarily because of the narrator and secondly from the rave reviews. I loved the voice of Juliet in "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" so I was thrilled to discover other books narrated by Susan Duerden. She lived up to my expectation and her lovely accent and inflection made this book a delight.
I sure did but had real life interruptions like work and sleep.
The main characters embrace of what was happening and her determination to live out her day to the fullest. So often in life we shy away from a new experience instead of closing our eyes and jumping in with both feet. The automatic acceptance and kindness of Delicia and Miss Pettigrew drawing on her prior employers characters to help her deal with each challenge were both amusing and heartwarming. I laughed outloud in places and was moved to tears in others.
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society because the main character in that story also follows her heart and overcomes obstacles to reach a happy ending.
I have not but I will look for more from her. Her narration is wonderful and I am very particular about narrators.
I do make a practice of reading most books before downloading them to make sure I like the story enough to buy it here. I would have gladly skipped reading it and gotten right to the superb narration provided. I love the audio format so much better than reading because unfortunately have yet to find a way to do chores, drive, etc. while reading.
I really have never read another book quite like it, but I liked it as much or more than Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. Wade is older than Ender but they are both fighting to maintain their "worlds". It matters not a bit that Wade's is virtual.
When Wade outwits the Sixers!
The last scene is sweet. I too am an introverted computer gamer who is a sparkling character online but not too sure of myself in the real world. I am as lucky to have found my own "Wade" in real life.
The movie quotes brought back such great memories and having someone who shared so much of the same favorite things was such a treat. If you love the 80's and computer games, this book is for you.
It was an engaging enjoyable listen. I will listen to it again. The narration was not the best, although I must say I prefer British narration and found this reading lackluster. The story was interesting enough to make it worthwhile in the end.
My whole family are die hard McManus fans and listen to his stories over and over. You don't have to have ever caught a fish or gone camping to find these stories funny. They are very appropriate for children as they have no swearing or sexual references. Recommended listening for the whole family!
We love Mr. McManus's Crazy Eddie stories best!
Crazy Eddie Muldoon is our favorite character.
Report Inappropriate Content