I liked how the heroine was not a nubile virgin. She was a businesswoman with her own home and her own past.
I also liked how we were introduced to her love interest before getting to know their back story. I felt it gave me as a reader a chance to size him up, before the heroine did.
When she shares embarrassing details over speaker phone to Jack and her brothers hear.
I have not, but I really enjoyed this one.
No, I listened to it in segments while I cleaned the house.
I am only familiar with the audio edition.
Tsusiko. The moment she is introduced to the story a flair of mischief mystery is introduced. She seems both wise and distant and adds the perfect amount of thoughtfulness to the plot.
It's hard to pick just one scene. Any time a different tent in the circus was described I was mesmerized.
Chandresh, who started off with hosting midnight dinners, had a flair and torment of the soul that reflected the underpinning conflicts of the Night Circus.
I would put it in the middle. It kept my attention and had a nice pace, but it lacked complexity.
I liked the kid brother. He was energetic and loyal.
Yes, I particularly enjoy Ms. Landor's performances and that is why I tried this new author. She had a great performance as always.
No, that's why it belongs in the middle.
The Raven Cycle has been broken into several books and the story could have been told in two. There are many redundancies and circular themes that get old after a while. I was hoping it would fare better than the second book, but I just felt like the story dragged on in a creepy, unsatisfying sort of way.
Cut to the chase a little sooner. It felt like things were dragged on to make room for another book, not because it enriched the story.
The scene between Adam and Ronin, when Ronin shows Adam his dream creature.
If it had been cut in half, then yes, but it seemed to drag on.
The ending seemed quite abrupt and overly simplified. Also, the characters had potential, but they were often flat and any interesting parts of their personalities seemed skimmed over.
The storyline was a bit complicated, but because Carr didn't go into any depth it lacked richness. I was drawn to the plot because it wasn't a typical love story, but all the aspects that made this story unique were easily boxed up and moved out of the way. For example, she was living in a house that was being foreclosed on and boom, she got married and that was the end of the little problem.
I liked the scenes featuring Maxi.
No. I felt like the challenges the protaganistic faced were not authentically represented.
The way the Golem and the Jinni complimented each other. They're conversations really illustrated how different their temperaments were and yet, there was a common thread between them that I think often exists with such odd pairs.
There were many fragmented moments that held great potential. However, there was no scene in particular that gripped me.
I think my favorite scene was when the Golem, the Jinni, and ice cream man Sala all end up on the front steps of Sophia Winston's house. Sophia, although bombarded by almost strangers, kept her cool and treated her guests with hospitality. I also appreciate that she used a situation that could have been quite destructive to her benefit and found a way to have her parents consent to her traveling the world.
In the city of New York, the magical world of the immigrant comes to life.
Elizabethan, paternity, and corruption.
The young pickpocket and Ms. Mary. They add a bit of humanity to the book that may have otherwise been missing.
For the most part he did a great job. There were times I found it difficult to separate his portrayals because their voices and mannerisms were quite similar, but for the women he did a pretty nice job.
I don't typically read Steve Barry books, but I purchased it for a road trip I was taking with my husband. I found the action packed narrative to go quite well with my cleaning schedule.
I would definitely recommend this audiobook. I found the story to carry a message of hope that strengthened my spirits. This book used two points of views, one from an adolescent perspective, and one from an senior perspective, which gave it a unique ability to deal with the both the emotions and wisdom that come from life's difficulties.
I liked the relationship that unfolded between the two protaganists. It gave me hope that love comes in all forms and when you least expect it.
Viv was my favorite character. She has both a whimsical and steely aspect to her personality that made me care about her experiences.
Duchy was the most memorable character. His character seemed to have a lot of heart and I really like the scratchy voice the narrator used for him.
I have not read the print version of The Cuckoo's Calling, but I really enjoyed the performance.
Meeting the designer. His character came alive for me and I could just picture him sauntering around and complaining about Lulu's family.
How he changed the pace and tone of his voice to line up with the characters.
Not particularly. I would categorize this book as a light read.
I think the last paragraph of the epilogue was a message from J.K. Rowling to her readers. Such a mystery in itself.
In this case yes. I think the narrator did a fantastic job with the voices. She had a jaunty and fun accent that emphasized the nautical feel of the book.
Bloody Jack was of course. I'm now an adult but this story is so great for females who long to read about adventure on the wild seas. It was really interesting to read about Mary aka Jackie's transition from girl to boy to girl.
There were a lot to choose from. Ultimately my favorite scene was when Jackie got her first meal on The Dolphin. Her excitement, pleasure, and contentment with a full meal was palpable. She and the others seemed so pleased with such questionable cuisine (it might have been horse meat, but one is never quite sure) that it made me smile.
Yes. I listened to it on a 400 mile drive and I was reluctant to leave the car when I finally arrived at my destination. I wanted to know what would happen to Jackie!
If you want fun and entertainment and hints of depth, then I definitely think this book fits the bill. It's a great adventure book.
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