I struggled through an hour of this, then couldn't take it anymore. If there is a plot, and there promised to be one, it is lost in the midst of the excessive adjective use usually associated with dime store romance novels. I finally gave up after the mother of a suicidal, mentally challenged teen who is waiting for the psychiatrist's pronouncement of her son's condition finds herself unable to resist the "stranger with the obsidian eyes" who bought a her a drink...oh really. This is the first time I've ever been disappointed with a purchase from Audible. There should be a separate category for novels like this.
Fascinating, educational, entertaining
The background stories about the elephants kept the main plot from being too cloying.
I like being read to - and never have time to sit and read to myself
Probably the elephant stories
I'll definitely listen to more Jodi Picault
Zusak's characters are credible, real, unadorned people.
weaving throughout the story are wonderful phrases, his use of words is beautiful
Love all of Zusak's books, just listened to all of them in the last couple of weeks
The poignant delivery by the narrators
Liesel's denial that the smoke stacks at Auschwitz were anything other than "industry"
For a story that spanned 70 years they were always true to the ages of their characters
no - but never do
Highly recommended, poignant, sometimes chilling but never melodramatic
mesmerizing, evocative, engaging
Incomparable, I am now going to look for more books that might be this good
Somehow his voice brings that geography and period to life, more so than if it were in my voice
This author's use of words is so beautiful, it was like listening to a piece of art.
Consider this book was written so many decades ago and yet is a relevant today as anything I've seen or heard. Ayn Rand is a brilliant writer, I wish we could all live by her standards.
An interesting plot, fairly well written. Some parts were longer than they needed to be and some fell short but overall a good listen, very engaging.
A true story that tells better than any fiction. Both the writing and the reading of this story had me wanting to meet Jeffrey and give him a big hug.
You cannot beat Ayn Rand - all these years later and her work is still pertinent, engaging and addictive.
A lovely plot - wonderful character development, a masterful weaving of history and present seen through the main character's eyes at the start of his life and his later life. I wanted more!
Wonderfully written and read. James Frey's experience is candid, real, and gives great insight into the obsessive compulsive negative thinking that is common to addicts. Amazing single-minded recovery without any gloss.
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