Unoriginal story, stereotyped characters, and really irritating narration by Lorna Raver
There was NOTHING original in this story. The author took elements of "The Help" and mixed in "Driving Miss Daisy". I am dumbfounded by all the glowing reviews
I found her voice too slow and, when Izzy was narrating as her younger self, her voice should have changed to reflect this.
Outstanding story and superior narration. There is a good narrative, interesting characters, and eye-opening information about the business of "meat" in the US. One of my favorite books of this year !
This seemed like a mash-up of Downton Abbey and The Great Gatsby. Entertaining ultimately insubstantial, and MUCH too drawn-out. Lovely narration, however, which kept me listening.
Pretty good story, with good narration. Jorjeana Marie had the right voice for the 1st person narration. Unfortunately, the big "twist" in the plot was no surprise AT ALL. (Hint: if you've read "We Were Liars", this is quite similar).
Great narration by Jeff Woodman ! The story, told in first person, has some slow spots, and the character of Christopher Boone can be grating because he is at some degree of autistic/ Aspergers Syndrome. Good resolution to the story, too.
Tavia Gilbert works hard to elevate the flimsy story. The setting ( 1920's Hollywood ) and the "appearances " of famous personalities from the time are the most interesting aspect of this trite mystery.
An uplifting story of courage and perseverance. Wonderful narrator. Although it was written in the 1950's it does not seem dated. Definitely a hidden gem !
An old fashioned haunted house story. No actual sightings, just a pervasive sense of disquiet and unease, unexplained sounds, and gradual personality changes. Well read narration, but the story is slow by current standards.
A disappointment. It seemed like a weak attempt to imitate the charm and poignancy of "The Storied Life of AJ Fikry" and the movie "You've Got Mail". Narrator was fine. Skip this and listen to AJ Fikry instead.
I loved this story, even though it was almost unbearably sad. Beautiful writing, a good story, a very specific sense of location, but, for mr, the wrong narrator. Kevin Kenerly has performed other books quite well, but his voice just didn't fit this narrative IMHO. That aside, it's a wonderful book. Highly recommended.
Even the excellent narration couldn't keep me interested. Very 1-dimensional characters and a plot that was predictable from the about the 3rd page. Maybe I'm not the right demographic for this YA story.
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