North Vancouver, B.C. Canada | Member Since 2007
I really enjoyed this fact-based back story to Degas' famous sculpture "The little dancer of fourteen years". The two main characters: Antoinette and Marie, were very appealing and engaging. The subject matter, of the difficult lives of the 'petit rats' who barely lived above the poverty line and hoped for deliverance from the Paris Opera was also fascinating and enlightening. The fact that these ballet girls' lives were intertwined with a number of murders that scandalised 1880's Paris all made for a gripping tale.
There were numerous memorable moments, but Marie's audition for the cadre was a lovely moment.
It was fine, but (unlike The Poisonwood Bible) the voices were not individual enough to separate the characters easily.
Funny, entertaining, fast-paced
Rod is an interesting person with more to him than I'd anticipated.
Hearing about his relationship with Britt Eckland
It made me laugh
Great narration - Simon Vance nailed it!
It's just too long and dull. I was hoping for an interesting biography about this fascinating woman, but after 4 hours I gave up.
I would because it was such fun to listen to: just silly escapism.
The happy ending was a 'feel-good' moment.
She encapsulated the essence of Bridget! Her accent was spot on.
Bridget Jones' Toy Boy Adventure
Don't expect anything thought provoking or cerebral - this is just fluff, but refreshing nevertheless!
I enjoyed this book, but concur with other reviewers that it took a long time to play out.
Make it shorter!
From an English person's perspective, Ms Cassidy's English accent was so erratic that it was difficult to listen to. She continually used American pronunciations for words like 'shone' and 'fast' which threw me off. Any native English reader would have been better.
I found the protagonist's condition very moving - an interesting book.
Thriller, twisting plot
Unexpected and novel twists in the plot kept my interest. It was definitely unpredictable (in true Mo Hayder style!)
Final scene - definitely unexpected!
It took me a while to warm up to this reader, but I did enjoy her performance by the end.
Definitely in the top 10
Mo Hayder's books are gory crime thrillers similar to those of Ruth Rendell or Thomas Harris
No, I haven't
I loved this book and the reading - it was a pleasure listening!
Not another Marian Keyes book, but the reading was excellent.
No, I would not because I found it a weird mix of chick lit humour and a serious look at addiction.
It inspired me to stop listening - repeatedly! But I did eventually hear the whole thing.
Based on this book (supposedly one of her best) I cannot understand Keyes' popularity.
Very exciting with numerous plot twists
The surprising ending!
Phenomenal voice - every character was different and authentic
No one is bright enough to escape fate
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