I would say it was time well-spent, but there were times I wanted to give up on it. I was glad I did not. I found the first part of the story difficult to listen to mainly because I detested the character telling it. As the book progresses and the other points of view are revealed, my opinion of him changed. That is not to say I began to like him, but I understood him better.
The performance was well done; every character was recognizable.
The book was well written and imaginative. It is important to stick with it to the end, though. The beginning is difficult.
Yes. Will Patton did an amazing job of bringing this book to life.
It was great to find out what happened to Danny after the Overlook was destroyed. It was not surprising to find that he was almost destroyed as well.
It is impossible to choose. I loved everything about this book.
The writing was juvenile, overly dramatic and repetitive. The premise for Gabby running away at 16 is far-fetched and being found in Philadelphia by the parents of her first love from Texas out of the blue? She seemed virtually unscathed after being a runaway for so long. Nothing in this story was at all believable.
She couldn't decide who had an accent and who didn't. Poorly done. She attempts to portray a character who stutters and does a horrible job of it. Very grating narration.
I spent most of the time rolling my eyes at the story, the writing and the characters, or should I say caricatures. They had no substance.
No one. If I could review it with no stars, I would.
I have no idea. For every book I choose that I enjoy there are two or more that I do not.
I have learned to read about the narrator before purchasing an audiobook and was impressed with Tavia Gilbert from her website. Unfortunately I found her narration too theatrical somehow as if she were trying to make the story more interesting that it actually was. If the narration is off, even a good story is hard to endure. And this was not a good story.
There are no individual characters in this book. That is the problem.
The genre is not the problem with this book; it is the way it is written. I have listened to the first two chapters and will not be finishing this book. I was disappointed that the story was told from the first person plural. I was bored and found no way to become attached to the story or this group of women. Too much of "their husbands", "their children", "their mothers", "their fathers". I am sure these individual women had very interesting stories to tell, but it was like they were strangers to the reader and would remain that way. I have no interest in continuing to find out.
It is one of the best books I have enjoyed on Audible. This is a beautiful story of family, loss, forgiveness and healing.
His narration really brought to life the author's description and feel of a small town in 1961.
I cannot imagine anyone enjoying this novel about a will contest. I am a paralegal who focuses on estate administration and even I found it repetitive and ridiculously boring. Grisham focused on the technical aspect of the law too much and did not tell us enough about the man at the center of the controversy. How did his relationship with his children become so fractured? We will never know. Too many needless characters were introduced for no reason and served no purpose. I had to force myself to listen to the majority of the book, hoping against hope that it would get interesting or something would actually happen. Then, with 30 minutes remaining, the downloaded file refused to advance. After deleting it and re-downloading several times I was finally able to finish the book. I only finished it because I had invested too much time not to.
Probably not. His early novels were good but I think his books sell now only because of his name, not because they are worth reading.
Memphis lawyer, Booker Sistrunk to start with.
I loved the storyline and the characters. They were wonderfully colorful and likeable. It's a love story interwoven with a mystery wrapped in nostalgia.
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