I tried three different stories from this book and couldn't get past the first ten minutes of either one. Neither of the books sparked my interest in the beginning. I won't commit an hour to something that bores me in the first few minutes of listening.
I usually listen to mysteries or thrillers, but I'm interested in WWI and WWII history. I thought this was a great mix of American history, the Ford's family history, and pop culture. The narrator did an excellent job as well.
The story line is all over the place. The main character is a brat and needs to get her butt busted! The narrator's voice is annoying when she talks as the girl in the story, maybe she is equally perturbed by her? And the author uses ridiculous southern vernacular, most I've never heard of, but especially the term "Thank you baby Jesus" so often in the story, it could be the title of the book.
Just that...Ok. I figured it out way too early in the book. I didn't like the characters. Nothing wrong with the narrators, it's a bad book.
It's a little slow getting started, but it's a great read. My first book from this author and this narrator and I loved them both. I'm sure it won't be as good as the book, but I'm even more anxious to see the movie now!
I LOVED this book! I love a good cold case mystery, and this one ranks high on my list of favorites. Definitely looking into more titles from this author!
A friend recommended this book to me, and so I tried desperately to like it. I feel asleep listening and did not go back to hear the parts I missed. I just wanted to finish it. I swear it went on FOREVER! It was truly painful.
This was a little juvenile as the characters are high schoolers. So some sections were somewhat annoying. Having said that, it was still a touching story of the victims who are left behind after a loved-one's suicide.
I love how the author gives you a picture of all of the characters' view points, instead of just one. It really makes the story 3-dimensional. I don't know if she does that with all of her books, but I am definitely interested in finding out!
I've always been a mystery/thriller true crime reader, but I'm coming around to the science fiction side. Wil Wheaton deserves a good deal of credit for that. I became a Wheaton fan after listening to Ready Player One. I don't know how he performs other genres, but he does an excellent job with sci fy. Lock In is a good mix of sci fy and mystery.
Great story. Lots of plot twists. Somewhat predictable, but still a great listen and well worth the credit.
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