This was just a wonderful, beautiful adventure and story. At first I wasn't so sure I liked the "older" voice, and where it was going. But after I settled in, it was a natural transition.
The story is unlike and other I've read. Adventure, heartbreak, sorrow, and personal growth. I feel like I've traveled with the circus, and lived the life of a roadie. I buzzed through the book in no time, and was disapointed when it was over.
Don't miss out on this, as it'll appeal to most everyone. The ending is especially great. Just a fantastic 60 minutes!
This book started off a bit annoying & not very interesting. However, the character development is great. I really enjoyed the complex relationships built, and the way it circled back. Towards the end, you really knew the dynamics & personalities - and I was bummed it was over. I also enjoyed the reader - she did a great job.
I liked the story, but the grammer is very difficult - and makes this a tough read.
I wanted to give this 4 stars, as I was very attached to the characters, and the development of the story. But there were also some really draggy areas. I enjoyed the reader's english accent. All in all, this is very introspective - and a very detailed look into mental stability.
Augustin is just so far over the top, you almost feel guilty that you enjoy it so much! His "correcting" of children is simply laugh out loud as it's just sooo wrong.
This book was boring. I am usually a huge Koontz fan, but this book was just awful. It felt like the reader was speaking at a kindergarden level. Short, slow sentences. Plus the story line was just dumb. Don't wasted your money or your time.
I bought this book because it looked so funny. I know at 42, I DO feel bad about my neck!! But this book should come with the caviat that it's really geared towards the 60 age bracket. Empty nests, the difficulty of riding a bicycle, etc are just not as funny if you haven't experienced them. Overall it was a very cute, upbeat book, and an easy listen. I would recommend it, but warn it's more of a chuckle than a belly laugh for the under 60 group.
I downloaded this book, mostly because I enjoyed "The Devil Wears Prada" so much. The story line is similar: sweet, wonderful, educated, young woman being taken advantage of by a rich snob. I loved the story - but not as much as Prada. Maybe it's because I'm a mother of 2, and am pretty shocked by the culture brewing behind closed doors. All in all, a great listen though. FANTASTIC reader as well.
This book was an easy listen. It's his typical formula, but works. I enjoyed the plot twists & betrayal (which I saw coming). It was a great underdog story.
I purchased this book based on a review I saw in People Magazine. It was touted as "fast paced" and "action packed" with twists and turns. It also eluded to being similar to a Grishim book.
I can say NONE of this is true. This is a long, drawn out boring story with a terrible reader to boot. He's monotone, and very unconvincing that this story takes place in the South. The characters are dull, and offer little to spark the imagination. The most interesting piece of plot is about a homeless man - which goes nowhere.D
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