While the Kite Runner was about fathers and sons, this book focuses mainly on women and their relationships, while also giving the listener a glimpse of daily life in Afghanistan before and after the Taliban. Once I started listening, I couldn't stop. It is very emotional, but gripping and exciting, too. Don't miss this deeply moving story of family, friendship, faith....and love.
I would recommend to a friend with the suggestion to take notes while listening or reading. I think there are too many characters and different story lines to keep track of. I have enjoyed the previous two books by this author, but this book was too confusing.
Pronunciation of the names of the characters.
No, too many characters and no consistent story line.
I love the stories about Jack Reacher! What a man! This book not only explains how and why he left the Army, but there's also a mystery that only Reacher can solve. I wish I had his lifestyle. I'd love to roam from city to city with no luggage, clothes, or financial responsibilities. When my chothes got dirty, I'd just buy another set. Of course, he attracts trouble like no one else, but that's because he's who he is. If this is your first introduction to Jack Reacher, you'll still enjoy the book, but I would recommend that you familiarize yourself with the other books in the series.
I was fascinated by this author's story because I lived in the same town where she was held captive during that time, so I am familiar with the area. The book isn't an enjoyable book in the traditional way, but I was curious to hear how she managed during such a terrible ordeal. Her courage is amazing. I finished it in one day and couldn't stop listening. Parts of it are hard to listen to, but certainly worthwhile. It's a good lesson to all of us to never give up hope.
I just can't think of enough adjectives to describe this book. It is so interesting and well....mesmerizing! I can't stop listening. It has also renewed my interest in WW II, although I wasn't born at the time. I found myself holding my breath while listening to the adventures of the soldiers and marveling at their abilities to withstand all of the hardships. It is hard to believe that this isn't non-fiction! I plan on listening to it again just to make sure I didn't miss anything. I would definitely recommend this book!!
I started the book, but put it aside at one point because I just couldn't seem to get into it. When other readers told me how good it was, though, I went back to it and persisted through the beginning, and finally started to enjoy it. In fact, I liked it so much that I've downloaded the last two and know I'll like them just as much. So, if the book doesn't "grab" your interest at first, keep listening and you'll be rewarded.
I've read several Pendergast novels, but this one was the best in my opinion. It was very exciting and moved along very quickly. I had to stop myself from fast-forwarding because I was so anxious to find out what happened!! With all of these novels, you can't let your attention wander, and it's important to pay attention to detail. The ending was priceless, and you can just imagine what's going to happen.
There aren't enough adjectives to describe this wonderful book. The story is about 3 ordinary women who get together to do something extra-ordinary in their effort to change the world in which they live. I was so enthralled while listening that I couldn't stop. I know I'll listen to it again and recommend it to many.
It's got everything that makes a good book...a villian, a hero, a heroine, romance, suspense, action, joy, sadness, and a cute dog! I could go on and on. It is 34 hours long, but I wish it was even longer. I want to know more about the characters and what's happened to them beyond the book. It's certainly worth your time. In fact, I know I'll listen to it again.
I always look forward to reading a James Patterson book, but I think that the books that he writes all by himself are the best, and I have read or listened to all of his books. This one was a definite disappointment. Frankly, I couldn't wait for it to end. The main character is so unlikeable that you really don't care what happens to her. There wasn't much of a story, either. This is 6 hours of dribble that you should avoid. I'm giving it one star, but it really doesn't deserve that.
This is the third book in the Dead Trilogy. First there was Dead Silence and then Dead Giveaway and finally, this one, Dead Right. You should really start with the first one and then read second and third. Each book is unique, but it's easier to keep up with the characters if you start at the beginning. If you like a little bit of mystery, a little bit of romance, and a few surprises thrown in, you'll love these books. When I find an author, whose style I like, I'll read every book written by him or her. I was not disappointed with this one. It kept me enthralled until the end. I only wish there was more.
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