I have and would - bought the Kindle book for my best friend for her birthday! Although the protagonist was a teenage girl, I was wrapped up in the story, and was really able to see the natural progression of the actions and plot, and not get caught up in why people made the choices they made. I loved the way facts came forward over the course of the story, and the way characters interacted. I didn't know what to expect when I started the book, and soon found I couldn't stop until I was finished the whole thing! Very interested to read more from this author!
Her voice was really unique, and added to the uniqueness of the story. I found her to be a really great fit for the narration of this story!
The story itself was interesting, and I was sucked in pretty quickly at the beginning. After the first half though, it just plodded along, growing more tedious. I wanted to know how it all got resolved, so I hung in there, but it was hard to listen, as opposed to other books that I can't stop listening to.
I also lost all favor for the writer/main character as the story went on. At first he was interesting, but I got to the point where I could no longer abide his flagrant disregard for the law. I was rooting for the time where he actually got caught and held accountable.
There was also a lot of technical writing that lost me, but I am admittedly not THAT computer savvy, so maybe I'm not the target audience.
Overall it was interesting, but I couldn't get on board with cheering on such an egotistical criminal.
Sidenote: The narrator did a great job with what he had to work with, but could have had more variety when speaking in voices other than the main character.
This book did not convince me to be an atheist. It contextualized my own personal journey, and gave a voice to an ignored people. Not everyone follows religion in the same path, and Sweeney's fearless sharing was inspirational and empowering.
This one remains my favorite. I've read her book and listened to her other one woman show, and both are stellar, but this performance and material speaks infinite volumes in just over 2 hours!
Head's up - This is an audio recording of her one-woman show of the same name. It is not a traditional "audiobook" and was recorded in front of a live audience.
I also urge believer's to listen as well. I don't think anything expressed convinces the listener to abandon their beliefs. What it does is offer an honest look at one person's journey, and hopefully that knowledge can provide understanding about the many like-minded people in the world. We don't want to steal God away from you, but we don't want you to insist that we embrace the idea either!
I have now read all of Hill's novels (and a few short stories) and this book is him at the top of his game. The two previous books were solid and enjoyable, but this one is on the next level. I can't wait to see what he does next, and how well the next novel stacks up to this one!
I truly could not pick just one. Mulgrew did a stellar job with so many voices and characters and dialects, and keeping them all separate and unique was truly a triumph.
This book had so many twists and turns in the story that I could hardly stop listening. I would be decorating our house for Christmas and baking cookies listening to grisly passages and morbid parts. The symbiosis of author and narrator in this book was remarkable, and I cannot recommend it enough!
No way. This book was so pointless. There are far better zombie books out there that don't follow such an inane and overdone plot. It's like if the cast of your average stupid sitcom about a put-upon husband and a shrill wife wound up in the zombie apocalypse. The book had a ton of plot holes, and lame scenarios. Nothing was well thought out, and the attempts at humor fell flat. More disappointingly, the book broke out in rampant homophobia and misogyny all over the place, which doesn't sit well with me. The overused fecal references from the first chapter should have been a sign of the s--- that remained for the remainder of the book.
Not at all, it has me more interested in finding books that don't suck!
Not really. The book was bad enough, but his performance didn't improve anything.
This book had an editor!? Could have fooled me!
Avoid at all costs! There are better books out there... even in the Zombie genre!
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