From the first moment listening to this audio I was HOOKED! A fascinating topic told in a totally engaging way by an amazing narrator I could not stop listening. To make matters worse I "binge watched" the Netfix series at the same time. I was on "Orange Overload". Piper Kerman's experience in a minimum security woman's prison is told with honesty and sensitivity. She did not consider herself a victim and was quite open about what she had done and how she came to understand herself, her crime and her life choices.She describes life in prison, from the basics of survival ie: food, showers, clothing, work assignments, guards, etc to the intimate friendships she made. She describes how through rituals, humor and support they helped each other make life bearable and have some meaning in such a difficult environment. She also describes how the sentence affects the families of women in prison,especially those with children and few resources. The book is quite a bit different than the series which certainly deviates from the story to make it Hollywood friendly. I was happy and sad when it ended. I enjoyed living in Piper's world from the comfort of my own home, during my "Orange Obsessed" week but I was glad to get back to my own life, because I literally couldnt stop listening!
I found this book to be extremely well written and a beautiful story. It captured the story of two people caught up in crazy times and tragic situations. It demonstrated that human courage and ethics can overcome war and the insanity it produces. The character development was excellent and the main characters are so likeable, you are rooting for them the entire time. My only complaint is that it was just a little too wordy and needed some better editing. For those who love good prose, you may find it perfect, but I found it getting tedious in some parts. Overall, I loved the book and would recommend it highly.
I love thrillers and so I ordered this "Drug Lord" story because the idea of a girl caught up in that world and trying to escape sounded like it would keep my interest. After about 2 hrs of listening to that annoying little girl voice and the monotone male voice going on and on with nothing new or different or even suspensful happening I quit! Don't waste your time on this one, its really poorly done.
I like to listen to books that are about different cultures rather than read them due to the correct pronouniations of unfamiliar names, places and things. I love Lahiri's writing, she brings depth to simple stories that we can all relate to, we all struggle with the same family dynamics and emotions. She deftly brings to life those emotions and challenges we all face. I usually dont like short stories, however, some of these relate to each other. Sarita's narration was excellent, Ajay's was not as good. I enjoyed every moment listening to this book!
I love Jenna Lamia, she is such a good narrator. I enjoyed, Saving Ceecee Honeycutt. I liked this book for the first half and then it became a chore to listen to it. It was way too long and needed better editing. If it had been better edited I may have enjoyed it, but it just dragged on and on and on, going nowhere. Even Jenna's talents as a narrator couldnt save it from being terminally boring!
I think that Ms. Winspear has come to the end of the Maisie Dobbs series with this book. She clearly cannot think of anywhere else to lead our favorite heroine. This book started with a sad ending of Maisie's happiness and dragged through an extremely boring case with boring characters that went nowhere. I think the ending was a good place to end the saga of Maisie. I was sad that this is how the story played out, but I think the author has lost her edge at this point. I really enjoyed all the books up to this point but this one was just slow moving and dragged on. Another thing that bothered me with the usually perfect Orlagh Cassidy's performance. She continually misprounounced the name Chana. Its her responsibility to know how to pronounce names, the C is silent - simple thing but took away from her usually A+
Ok, I will admit it, I am usually not good at guessing the endings of mysteries. However,I thought for once I had figured it out! I was close but not close enough! It was a good surprise! I enjoyed this book, it kept my interest, it was decently written and the narration was excellent. I enjoy different readers and that kept this one interesting for me.It definately will not bore you!
When you listen to the Matthew Corbett series you have to remember the stories are far fetched and ridiculous, but that is fiction! It is so much fun! This book has the same amount of insane characters, violence and adventure as the previous books. It was not my favorite but it's still fun to listen to. Of course Edoardo Ballerini makes it all come to life, he is my absolute favorite!
I initially found this interesting, then after about 2 hrs of listening I got bored and tuned out. Hollwood actors never change it seems, a bunch of self-indulgent narcissists who ruin their lives. Boring then, boring now
As other listeners have already reported if you love this series you will be very annoyed with the way this book stops abruptly in the middle of the story. Its half the length of his other books and literally stops right in the middle of the episode. I cannot understand why the author did this, since he has a loyal following, unless there was some deadline he had to meet for his publisher.Still, the series is fun to listen to and Edoardo Ballerini could read the dictionary to me he is so amazing! Now I must anxiously await book 6 and hope that we dont get shortchanged again!
I believe that very often books lose something in translation - to me this occurred with this book. It never really grabbed me - I didn't like the main character and couldn't relate to him. The narration was dull and boring with very little intonation sounded like Colin firth - if it was he should stick to theatre. I wouldn't waste my points on this book
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