I wasn't sure what to expect as I don't generally listen to Grisham, but I expect I'll read more. Grisham developed the characters well--keeping us on edge until the end.
I enjoy books that make sense from the first paragraph. This is one of these kinds of books. A few twists that kept in interesting until the very end.
Starting this read left me initially confused. It wasn't until the end of the first "scene" that I understood the word "pig." The accent can be a little confusing, but don't let it interfere with the story. It's worth rewinding and listening again.
I got bored and didn't finish the second book. If I hadn't already downloaded all three books (because I was expecting a great series), I wouldn't have even paid for the second book. Have no interest in finishing this book or starting the third. Maybe if I watch the movie I'll regain the interest
I think this book was meant to attract the young reader through creating a story similar to Hunger Games. It doesn't work. Too many things just don't work. I managed to make it through the first book but quit half way through the second. Perhaps watching the movie first will help.
I kept listening thinking that it would get better, but it didn't happen. I couldn't finish the book. It finally got so bad that I just quit. The descriptions went on and on and on to the point that I couldn't stand to listen to the narrator--it was like fingernails on a chalk board.
I wasn't quite sure in the very beginning, but after a few paragraphs I was hooked. Kidd did an amazing job of creating a very realistic portrayal of the era.
I wasn't expecting this book to draw me in as it did. By the end I was feeling the emotions that the author intended.
This might not be a fair review as I'm not a fan of vampire stories, but my son said I would really like it. I didn't. I found it to be excessively wordy and quite redundant (how many times can you describe a vampire's appearance? Evidently a lot, because Anne Rice did it A LOT.) I got so tired of hearing the same thing over and over again that I quit listening. It's the first book that I never listened to the end.
Perhaps if you're a huge Vampire fan this book might appeal to you, but it did less than nothing for me.
There were several times I wanted to just stop listening, it was confusing and, honestly, boring. But I continued and it did get better. With the span of over 50 years and the continuous back and forth from the 60's so present, it took some concentration to keep up. There were a few good moments, so I won't say it was a complete waste of time.
You will not want this book to end. Hildie and her way of describing the members of her community grabs you and won't let you stop listening. I loved this book.
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