This was a compelling story, but the first half was marred by the monotone of the male narrator. Tavia Gilbert narrated the second half of the book, and she was excellent, as always.
This reminded me of "The Silent Wife" and "Gone Girl". All (3) narratives are told from alternating POV.
The ending was beautiful, hopeful, and sweet. Vivid and lovely prose throughout.
Stephen King=one of my favorite authors. Anne Heche=good actress with a distinctive vocal timber. "The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon"=major disappointment. Story and narration just didn't mesh for me.
An interesting but over-long narrative, told by multiple characters, set in Paris between the World Wars. This is not "lite" listening, but it is ultimately rewarding.
I didn't have an emotional connection to the characters in this story. Too many supports that went nowhere. Ok but not special in any way, even with a good narrator.
A wonderful Sherlock Holmes adventure, very faithful to the original style of Sir Authur Conan Doyle. And it goes without saying that Derek Jacobi is superlative as the narrator !
A delight for fans of Sherlock Holmes.
A fun, quick book to listen to, excellent narration. Joe R. Lansdale has a special story-telling ability with plenty of humor. He's one of my favorite writers. If you are a fan, you will enjoy this.
A hard book to review. It started slow, and I almost gave up. There seemed to be no story, just a series of vignettes in the life of Eillis. Once she leaves Ireland and sails to Brooklyn, the narrative became more engaging, as she struggles to adjust to life in America. Then, circumstances bring her back to Ireland, and this is where I got really irritated. Eillis seemed willing to let her mother and the small community where she grew up take over her life. After all she achieved in her new American life, she turned into a total doormat. Once again, circumstances pushed her to make a decision, otherwise, it seemed to me that she would have drifted along, being untruthful with everyone. Others may not interpret the character as I have. Good narration, well-written prose, but not an emotionally satisfying story.
A delightful, slightly dark fantasy for both children and adults. The story is a bit episodic and therefore somewhat disjointed, like a series of short stories with reoccurring characters. Wonderful narration.
I tried to appreciate the subtleties of the novel, but found it hard going. Fortunately, the narration was beautiful.
I expected a page turner, but this was so slow, even at under (8) hours. IMHO, the author tried for a literary tone, and attempted to address too many hot-botton issues ( school shootings, stay at home fathers, intrusive media). Very disappointing.
Difficult to catagorize, a very suspenseful story with an unsympathetic first person narrator.
Definitely kept my interest.
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