I can't say I hated it, it was entertaining and there were times I didn't want to stop listening, but it was far from My sister's keeper. I've enjoyed Picoult's books, although MSK and House rules were my favorites. It wasn't realistic court room drama, at times making me think "really?? I doubt day times soaps would be that misleading". That being said, if you like love triangles, parental struggles and trying to walk a mile in another woman's shoes, you won't be wasting a credit.
It really doesn't and I've read/listened to several.
Go for My sister's keeper, House rules or even nineteen minutes before this one.
I think I would have preferred to read this one. There wasn't anything wrong with the narrator, she did a good job, it's just that the story itself seemed to lack something in audible version. Vivian Daly's story was rich and fascinating, but Molly lacked the same umph... She seemed almost and afterthought thrown in after the story of Niamh was born and raised. Had Molly and the characters of her day been developed as well as Niamh, (AKA Dorothy, Vivian) this could have been an amazing book instead of just a good book.
Pleasant. Pedestrian. Vanilla.
Not so much, maybe an "after-school special" or a Hallmark movie.
By the reviews I was expecting the likes of "The Kitchen House" or "Cutting for Stone", but this did not compare. Don't be dissuaded by my review, it is a pleasant, if not too predictable, story. I prefer an author who brings me into the belly of the characters.
I would, although I'm sure the book would be interesting either way, the narrator brought a lot to this character.
I'm writing this review after reading all 3 (and anticipating the 4th) in a row, so the memorable moments are many.
I haven't but will look for her now.
This series could easily become a hit series on Netflix.
If you thought you were done with the genre, take a chance, you won't be disappointed.
If you want a fun, easy listen, choose this. I was hooked (1st book) right away and she hasn't lost my attention yet. The narration is perfect, the story is just plain fun and easy to get lost in on a long drive or a sleepless night. Angel brings to Zombies what Sookie Stackhouse brought to Vampires.
She brings Angel to life.
This is not a tag line, but I could easily see this becoming a successful series on Netflix.
I would never have given this book a chance had it not been for the "daily deal" on the first book. I've since read all 3 and look forward to the next!
Absolutely! I really enjoyed this series for a fun, easy listen. Great humor, great spin on zombies. I thought I was over this genre, but SURPRISE!
Angel, no spoilers here...she is just the kind of zombie you fall in love with.
I would never have taken a chance on this series if the first weren't in the daily deal. I'm so glad I did.
It was incredibly slow, perhaps the narrator contributed to this. I had a very difficult time paying attention, the story just didn't grab me,
Perhaps a good book for a teen.
If you enjoy excellent writing and the post-apocalyptic genre, this is a must. I didn't have terribly high expectations, but if I did, this book would have exceeded them. The best book I've listened to since Cutting for Stone, and I listen to a LOT of books (I have to do the "buy 3 credits now" before my credits come in each month) . The prose, with absolutely excellent narration, felt to my ears like melted butter on homemade muffins feels to my mouth. I devoured it. I adore being read to sleep, but this book could cure narcolepsy. I listened though sleep, while driving and was completely distracted from work.
Yes. As with many of his works, be prepared for more heartbreak than horror. He may be known as the "King of Horror", but he is simply a master story teller. Stephen King makes the routine riveting. To use his own words, he weaves ''that breathless sense of magic, that sense of the world as a thin veneer stretched over something else, something both brighter and darker.'' into our imaginations, giving the flat, ordinary surfaces of everyday life texture and intrigue. I have enjoyed almost everything I've read of Kings, even when the story doesn't speak to me, his writing style never fails to stir something in me.
All of the "relationships" in this story are memorable, but for me, none so much as that between 11 year old Bobby Garfield and the other-worldly, white-haired neighbor, Ted Brautigan. At times the chapters are seemingly different stories altogether, married in these extraordinarily ordinary threads, woven so tightly, you can't see the patterns emerge from a distance. From historical moments like the Vietnam war, to pivotal "coming of age" experiences, he creates a world you can step into and it's easy to imagine that you're sitting next to, or inside of, one of his many characters.
probably the next book. The ending was wanting, to say the least.
When Dudley was taken by the aliens....Maybe not favorite, but it was engaging
There were a lot of fillers. In retrospect, they helped develop a familial feeling that made you want to keep going, but it seemed like an abridged version would keep me wanting to turn the page. This book took me the longest of any audio book to complete and I usually enjoy unabridged versions. I am a Sci-Fi fan, so that speaks loudly.
This book is both entertaining and disturbing. I enjoyed the content and the narration. I previously read that the narration was annoying because of the child's voice, but I did not find this to be true at all. I am picky about narration and have put down previously enjoyed books (that I read) because I could not deal with the narration. This is not the case. I wouldn't vote this "book of the year", but I can understand why others enjoyed it.
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