Hitchens dismantles the foolishness of religion, with a fun, spirited and entertaining journey. Should be required reading by all religious fanatics-
on all sides of the craziness
Lord of the Flies was written in 1952. Unfortunately it just doesn't hold up. The story, while intriguing, falls apart by the writers endless long-winded polysyllabic verbiage. Instead of using a few appropriate adjectives, he just goes on and on, and on, and on. In his attempt to sound sesquipedalian, he falls short of keeping the story flowing. And in so doing, the jest of the story, is bogged down, and sinks. The story, the book, may be a "classic" but so was Canterbury Tales. Would you want to listen to it? Probably not.
No, the "story" is a good one, but 60 years is a long time. I can't really recommend it to anyone now.
Take the story, rewrite it from a modern perspective.
The book is mediocre at best. It centers around life in the bayou after Katrina and the BP oil spill. The story meanders, but never really goes anywhere. Amateurish at best.
I was born and raised in Louisiana, and found the writer quite disrespectful to the Cajun / creole people, and to south Louisiana in general. Over the top stereotypes, bordering on offensive.
The narration was horrendous. Perhaps the worst of any of my 500+ audible books. He is robotic, drab, bland, and mind-blowingly dull. Then he adds his "voices" which are just awful. His accents are laughable. Worse, he mispronounces so many words that I felt like throwing my Iphone out of the car window. Seriously ? You couldn't look up the words in a dictionary to see how they are pronounced, or what they mean?? Just a miserable performance.
Nope. Thumbs down. Would not recommend.
Hire another narrator.
I just cant recommend this book to anyone. Its just not any good.
narrator was okay. Its the material that is not any good.
all of them.
I read a quick synopsis of this book, and bought the audible version. The premise is good - Man visits very wealthy friend, friend drops dead, man pretends to be dead friend to spend his money. Sounds good, but the story never catches, and it sadly never becomes interesting. May spends way too much time on numerous unrelated side roads, meanders from one dull topic to the next, then tries (but fails) to tie the various side roads together. Its just not good. I would have to give an overall thumbs down.
Maybe I just don't get it. But this was awful. ugh.
Churned out garbage by a washed up has-been. Ugh.
Patterson should be ashamed of such drivel.
I seriously consider this to be the WORST book I have ever read, not the worst by James Patterson, who clearly gave up writing a decade ago to cash checks and vomit on paper, but the worst book in the history of written word.
Everything about this book is awful, from the lame and horrid plot, to the truly stupid story, to the transparent and amateurish writing. I don't know who the second writer credit is, but I must assume he is a barely literate third grader.
Nothing, not one single paragraph, of this horrendously stupid, boring , drivel is entertaining. It is trash. It is garbage. It is pure unadulterated feces on paper.
And in what must be considered almost inconcievable - the horrid writing is actually overshadowed by the horrendous, mind-blowlingly awful narrator. The "reader" tries to sound ( I guess) worried or concerned, and it only comes across like the pathetic whining of a little girl. It is unbelievable how awful, in every aspect, this book is. I serioulsy considered crashing my car into a tree so the narration would end! The only thing that kept me going, was i wanted live long enought to warn others! So now, I will shout from the mountaintop - THIS BOOK SUCKS!
James Patterson, RETIRE! You were good once, sadly that was long ago. You should apologize to everyone you ripped off with the book. ugh. Thumbs down.
nothing ever again by James Patterson. nope. never.
the narration was the most horrendous miserable thing I have ever heard. Absolutely awful beyond description.
dont buy this book. Read the phone book outloud. You will be more entertained.
This is a fantastic book. It is read with spirit and enthusiasm by the writer, and it works. It is funny, saracastic, silly, offensive, rude and abrasive. But it comes together in a sensible, meaningful manner. Yes, he curses a lot, but its part of the whole flow of the book. The stories are poignant, and you realize he is a humble, honest, and kind man, trying to make it in a strange world.
I loved this book, and immediately purchased his newest on Audible, then went to Itunes and bought a season of his TV show (Penn & Teller "BS".)
Big thumbs up !
Ugh. Hers a few words you WON'T be learning..... Soap, deodorant, toothpaste. Also, no French words for bravery, backbone, or testosterone. Just a bunch of silly phrases in random order.... PASS !!!!
A true classic. Works very well on audible. Almost a short story, but a wonderful narrative.
Great book, good narration, Brings the original idea, and story... Further down the road.
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