I dread the end of this audio book. I've enjoyed every minute of it. Even my drive to work has been something I've looked forward to. I absolutely love Jenna Lamia, who totally captures the unique personalities, both male and female, of each character. She's amazing.
Jennifer's Niven's writing is so well done, transporting the listener to another place, another time. THe only way I can face the end of this book is the knowledge that another follows. Thank you for the distinct pleasure of listening to this tale!
The Secret LIfe of Bees
Too many to choose one.
Definitely Velva Jean, but her grandparents and Johnny Clay were also admirable.
This has got to be the best audio book I've experienced in the past 4 years. I spent 12 hours in the car recently, and the trip flashed by while I was totally transported by this engaging, heartwarming saga. The voices were perfect, the imagery vivid, and the characters like close friends. Absolutely loved it! I'm hoping for a sequel.
I just finished this book, and I already miss the characters. Both interesting and entertaining, this book had characters I grew to care deeply about and the best narration I've experienced in any audio book. Brilliant!
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and felt is was well-written and seemed totally believable. Few accounts of Lennon's life can be seen from this perspective.
The world recognizes John as a talented man, but, a hero? I don't see that, as much as I wish it could be true. The love and peace he preached seems highly hypocritical considering his actions toward his own family. Sad.
Davies' book does a very effective job of conveying the unique aspects of each Beatle's character and the circumstances that influenced the evolution of each personality. It's a shame that legal b.s. prevented him from being totally honest. An unwhitewashed version would have been even more interesting.
The unrivalled talent and creatvity of these 4 individuals is made even more evident in Davies' retrospective view. Ultimately, the Beatles story is one of friendship. It still saddens me that those bonds were broken--whatever the real reasons were.
I would, however, recommend reading this instead of listening to it. The audio quality is poor, and the narrator is flat, bland, and irritating.
What a hoot! I enjoyed every minute of this story. I wish I could go to the Slug right now and chug a few with the girls. Loved the zombies--what a festive touch.
I really hated to see this book end. Although the premise seemed absurd to me at first, the narrator and the author made it all totally believable. I loved the characters, the dialogue, and the settings. I was engrossed from beginning to end and look forward to more Audible entries from this author.
While I respect the author's imaginative premise, most of the novel seemed like dead space. It was difficult to stay focused on the narration. A short story would have been much more appropriate than the endless harping on the inconsequential routines of daily life. The twist is revealed much to late to make a difference. I just wanted to scream to the main characters--do something!
Really enjoyed this book. Hated to see it end. Wild characters, wacky situations, suspenseful, and, most of all, fun!
This is a beautiful, touching saga of overcoming the inertia that can trap us into a dull, meaningless existence. I cried when it ended, and I cried before it ended thinking about its end. Moving narration. Highly recommended
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