I first read this book in high school English for extra credit. I was not a "reader" at all like my parents were and when I picked it up to read it a second time-they were shocked. I have continued to like the story line and have seen the musical 7 times. I mention this so you realize that I am partial and would love hearing this book read to me since you already have my "attention". Grin. That being said, I love the voice of the reader and by listening to the book, I have remembered more parts that were not in the musical and appreciated what a huge and successful undertaking it was to make this book into that awesome musical.
I just saw the movie last night and will keep this book downloaded so I can go back to it when I choose.
A classic all should listen to for so many ways I am not equipped to express in fairness.
Though I think I preferred book one, this second book in the series still has lots of things happening. I am so glad I heard about them after the 7 were already written. It would have been so hard to have to wait for the next one!
I am so glad my daughter in law introduced me to this series. I "grab a listen" whenever I a few spare moments, and love the reader's command of the different voices. You won't be disappointed in this book!
I really enjoyed this book though parts were so odd they made me feel a bit uneasy like a wool sweater. This was a very different type of read for me but it takes your mind to places you might not have been to yet. Worth the effort.
I enjoyed this book even more that the first one. Of course you have to read the first one to get all the background but the continuation of the characters and how they further develop is wonderful. Still deciding if I like the way it ended.
My friends and I were all shocked that I would ever read this book simply since I was never a reader until I found Audible.com. It was hard time geting through the first part of the book because of the attitudes of the times. I am so glad I was not born back then since I would have been a real outcast-hee hee. Once I accepted "where I was" the book became interesting for me because of the characters and how others reacted to their actions. So different than how we deal with relationships today and by the end, I even understood the title.
Even though this book is meant for younger readers, I really enjoyed where the author took me with this book. Creepy to think of a world like this but at the same time it makes you appreciate the choices we do have and that we can make them on our own. Was a little disappointed in the quick ( to me) ending, but still worth the read for me.
I am not the best at doing these reviews on a professional level, but instead just give my personal comments. A friend encouraged me to keep reading the book after I was ready to give it up once I was about a fourth the way through. I am so glad he did and I felt I really learned something about the times in England where the book took place- coal miners strike, being poor and the attitude of the Irish during this very difficult time. Can't say it was very uplifing most of the time, but at the same time I enjoyed it enough that I plan on reading the next two he wrote about his life.
This is not the type of book I ususally read, but is why I choose to try it. The voices did fit the book though I thought the readers could have put a little more expression into what they read. I found myself putting the speed at 1 1/2 or 2 just because it was so slow. The slowness did fit the attitude of the book, but I just wanted to get through it faster.
Glad I read it I guess since it did show just what a tough life superstars go through to get to the fame we take for granted. Wonder how his path would have worked with the same talent but less sex and drugs? That was the age, I know, but it was quite overwhelming to me how many escapes they had from serious jail time and death!
Not my kind of book, but feel it did a very good job of showing me part of a real world I never experienced or chose to be in then or now. Also, this was the first autobiography I have listened to while on Audible.
The review title sounds a bit vanilla since this type of book needs to be judged for what it is and not that it is some type of classic read of course. I did enjoy it after reading 50 shades since it was a bit tamer. I think it might have been better if I had read this trilogy first since I think people might do the comparison and "Bared" would come up short in the "wide eyed" department.
I liked it enough to listen to book 2 of the trilogy but am waiting for later to see if I want to get book 3.
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