This is a weak book. The plot was okay and it had a Southwestern ambiance was there, but it was almost impossible to get by the horrible narration.
A lot of the Navajo sounded mispronounced to me and the Navajo accent was way off (I have lived and worked in the Southwest for many years and have had many Navajo coworkers). Even some of the Spanish was mispronounced. The Navajos, especially the Captain, sounded more like Italian mobsters than anything else. All-in-all, I had a terrible time getting past the narration to hear the story. Some of the characters were weak and stereotyped.
I hope this writer tries again and goes on to develop a stronger voice. I hope either the narrator does more research on how words and place names are pronounced. It was a decent first effort to fill some mighty big shoes, marred by the worst narration I have come across on Audible.
It is not at all what is promised. I thought it would be like Wonder but it is just slow, boring and uninteresting
I don't care
I loved Louise Penny and the Inspector Gamache Series. Her writing is beautiful and evocative, but this book is sad and the behavior of the bad guy is unbelievably evil. I had a very difficult time finishing this book. I won't be able to recommend this book to friends because it is such a downer. I am really sad about this and while I will probably read the next book in this series to find out if she gets the characters out of the misery they are in, I don't think I will read more than that. Just a sad, sad book.
Replay by Ken Grimwood
It was ok.
I really liked this book but found a lot of aspects troubling, including the author's devotion to Paul, his belief that Moses wrote the totality of the Pentateuch, and his creationism. He also takes occasional swipes at liberals that seem gratuitous. All-in-all it is worth reading. Another problem, I did think the narrator did not suit this book (I have like him in other books and that maybe the problem).
This is the kind of writing that got me into this series. The past 2 or 3 books have tended to the preposterous, but this one very good. It is sad that this maybe the last of the books because of Cannell's very sad passing, although I hear there may be one more in the pipeline.
Touching, moving, amazing. I couldn't do anything but listen to this book for the past two days. There are many amazing snippets of philosophy. I loved it.
This is the worst of the Reacher books. If you have read them all so far, read this one, if only to complete the series. As it stands, I was so disgusted by this book that if the next one in the series is as bad as this one, it will be the last I read. I found the community implausible and the behavior of Reacher verging on despicable. The ending is especially troublesome.
This book may forever put me off David Sedaris. The stories are trite and not in the slightest bit funny. I was appalled by several of them and just about quit listening except I didn't want to feel like I wasted my money. Instead I wasted my time. This is 4 hours I won't get back.
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