The characters' behavior is unnatural & unrealistic, in my opinion. Neither mother or daughters would repond as these women did, given their circumstances.
A good narration, however.
What a soap opera!!! I cannot believe this was written by the same author of 'The Silent Sister' or 'Breaking the Silence'.
I could barely give this nonsense 1 star! Take my advice, skip this one!! What a waste of time!!
The performance also left me wanting...especially when the narrator tried to use a New England accent which sounded as if uneducated people were speaking when the characters came from upper class, educated families. The attempt was to sound like a Kennedy speaking....didn't work!!!!
This is a very well written and very well performed book. Kudos & 5 stars to the narrators.
I loved all the well researched information concerning elephants. We learn much about the similarity between elephant & human behavior. Yet the book is not about elephants alone. It also deals with a child's need for it's mother and a mother's need & love for her child. The book is as well written & interesting, as many of Picoult other books making important statements concerning our society. However, I found the ending of this story extremely strange (no spoilers here). I will say no more, though!! Come to your own conclusions.
I enjoyed this story. I could not stand the narrator when she used her "faux" accents. At times she would also speed up her reading for no apparent reason. Had she just read in her normal voice instead of "trying" to use phony accents & deeper voices, the whole listen would have been far more enjoyable, but....instead it was really annoying and spoiled much of the listening experience.
I enjoyed this story. I could not stand the narrator when she used her "faux" accents. Had she just read in her normal voice instead of "trying" to act, the whole experience would have been far better, but....instead it was really annoying and really bad!!!
Found this very dull. Just did not hold my attention & i do know it was on the bestseller list.
There was really no story, just characters constantly on the move who unexpectedly meet up with each other in different locations.
That it did not compare to the excellence of her other books in this series. I think she released this new book in the series to coincide with the TV production of The Outlander, as a $$$ grab!
She is a wonderful narrator who I could listen to, on & on. But, not even her amazing skills can save this audible book.
All of them!
I was extremely disappointed in this book!!
Yes, but it needs to be much better then this book was. What has happened to a very talented writer? This is more like a daytime soap, then an intelligently written book. This dribble seems to be a money grab by the author using his past successes to entice his readers to purchase more of his books.
Mr. Jennings is a wonderful narrator. There should better material for him to narrate! He tries very hard to give life to these wooden character.
I would not have cut, but instead added a recap of The Clifton Chronicles to refresh the reader. It's a year between each book. Does the author really believe one remembers who is who, details, character motivation or what transpired in the last books? I certainly did not. I think most readers do not. There should have been some refresher information included. For example, Mr. Archer never recounts why Martinez hates the Clifton family so vehemently. Thus, I never knew what motivated the villain in this book.
The ending is terrible.....one has to wait a year for the next installment, to find out what happens. I think I shall not bother!!!! It's just down hill dribble!!
She sound like she is just learning how to read. A 4th grader would have done a better job.
All of them!
The story was really stupid. The characters reactions to their situation were not real.The narrator was just terrible even though she was reading material she wrote herself.Skip this book. I gave up listening half way thru. If I had a choice, I would have given this one 0 stars.
This is the best of Jojo Moyes' books in my opinion. Even better then her two books which are presently on the NYTimes best seller list.
Susan Lyon's performance is simply wonderful!
As good as he is, he could not save this one!!!! But he certainly made every effort.
The whole book!
DeMille should have left this book behind in 1975, never to be read again by anyone! This is a story that does nothing and goes nowhere. It just drags the reader thru an endless jungle with dull characters who are poorly developed. I love DeMille's writing, but not this. Had it been the first of DeMille's books I read, it would have also been the last! I cannot believe this is the same author who wrote "Up Country" or "Word of Honor", just to mention 2 of his excellent books. There just is no comparison between those books and "The Quest". As another reviewer said, this was a money grab!!!
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