I'm a big fan of Nora Roberts, but wasn't sure how her books would translate in an audio format - I was pleasantly surprised! Part of it had to do with the narrator, who did a great job of embodying the different characters and their voices. The story/plot also was interesting with plenty of twists and turns. Very enjoyable listen.
I really enjoyed this audio-book. The narrators were excellent and really brought the story to life - I could envision the characters as they spoke. The story itself is also compelling; sometimes when I listen to an audio-book the story will drag just due to the nature of the medium, but not so in this case. This story began well and kept going all the way through. My only criticism is that the author (I felt) fell back on duplicating the story through the characters, meaning what befell Mrs. Pike befell Lavinia, which made it a touch predictable, but this is a small quibble. Be forewarned though, this is a deeply sad story - it is hard to fully grasp the depth of suffering and pain people like these characters went through.
I bought this on a whim, and I have been pleasantly surprised. There is some great wit (I love Oberon and his obsession with sausage), and the historical perspective is very interesting. Luke Daniels brings great depth to the characters which makes for a great listen.
I feel like I'm being critical by saying this, but I had a hard time getting past Tavia Gilbert's narration. She has a very clipped way of talking that is annoying and overrode the entertainment of her character voices - enough so that I am not sure I can listen to another book by her. I also found Denise's character to be eye-rolling whiny at times...but despite these flaws the book was still entertaining.
I really liked this autobiography. Lowe conveys a wit and honesty that I find rare in Hollywood celebrities - a great listen all around.
I got this booked based on all the rave reviews, also not really knowing what to expect. The story was interesting and the characters well developed. The narrator brought the characters to life as well. What I didn't expect was how incredibly sad the story is. Without divulging any of the plot, suffice to say that I listened to this while driving and by the time I reached the last 45 minutes I was crying so hard that I almost had to pull over! So - lovely story, but be prepared to have some tissues on hand.
I think Tina Fey is hilarious, and this book just confirmed that opinion. Rocketing through her childhood, career and motherhood with snarky side remarks this book kept me seriously entertained.
This book was so full of minute detail that I could barely get through the first 1/2 of the audio recording. Scott Brick did a very good job with the narration but it just wasn't enough to make me want to finish the book. A disappointment, because if the book was more concise I think it would have been an interesting read. Perhaps it would have been better in text instead of audio?
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