the story is a bit long-winded in places and not as intriguing and exciting as the first. Seems there were some holes in the story or I missed something.
...I wanted to know what happened. The performance was so good and the whole plot so reminiscent of a good British Detective story.
Although it is a gruesome story of a murder (sensitives beware), it didn't make me have nightmares. Usually I avoid anything that is the least bit sadistic. But the story was so will written and there are so many twists and turns.
I can't wait for more from the author and I hope she will keep this reader!
First of all Barbara Rosenblat is an excellent performer. She brings Mrs. Pollifax to life as well as the other characters. I have all of Ms. Gilman's books and this is one of my favorites. I'm totally addicted to all of Mrs. Pollifax's adventures. I like the surprises in the books and in this case who is the villain in the tour group that Mrs. Pollifax is the group leader of. The place comes to live and one can believe that one is actually there.
I have read this book many times. It's a fascinating story of how scientists think they can improve a mentally challenged person's life by operating on him and raise his IQ. The best part for me was when Charlie Gordon realizes that he was a whole person even when he was still "retarded". Saw the movie years ago as well where some of the plot line was changed but still loved it as well.
I had a hard time listening to the book. I will need to get the book. Taking a class with Brene Brown and supposed to read the book. I really don't like the presentation. Puts me to sleep and I agree with another reviewer that the "s" is sharp and annoying.
I won't give anything away but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I will reread it again soon.
I was fascinated by the characters in this book. I don't normally like these kind of "epic" books but I love this one. Can't wait for Book 2 to see how the characters develop.
I really enjoyed reading this book written from the dog's point of view and found the reincarnation theme intriguing. As a dog lover I just loved the story and the description of a dog's thinking (or how we imagine a dog might be thinking). The only reason I didn't give it a 5 was the statement in the end about how the human has a more important role to play which I found to be a strange statement. But all in all an enjoyable listening and the reader did a great job.
I found the story to be long-winded and I actually didn't listen to it but just turned to the end to see how it would turn out. I love all the other Grisham novels and was surprised at this.
I listened to the entire trilogy within one week. I couldn't put it down. Before I had listened to a Michael Palmer book which was also a thriller and really liked it. And I listened to one by him afterward. I could hardly stand listening to it. The Millennium Trilogy is so tight and well written that anything afterward seems second class. I am so sad that Stieg Larsson died and we will not have any more books to read by him.
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