I bought this book as soon as it came out because I love Jodi Picoult and I have never been disappointed with one of her books. When I bought it, the book was unreviewed because it had just come out. I had no idea that her teenage daughter had written it. I guess this story would be delightful for a pre-teen girl...
I tried twice to read it because I hate to waste a credit and sometimes books do improve...
The first time I tried to read it was when I first bought it. I got to the beginning of chapter 2 and put it away... I had a ton of books that I would rather have been reading. I ran out of credits 2 days ago and I decided that before I would buy another pack, I would make a point to finish any unfinished books. One of the books turned out to be a delightful surprise. I thought that maybe this one would surprise me as well. I put aside all of my earlier reservations and delved in.
This one just kept getting worse.
This last time I got about halfway through the story before I quit in disgust.
Do not waste a credit on this story. Jodi Picoult.... shame on you for putting your name first. I was a loyal listener but I will never make that mistake again.
I wish I could get my credit back... not to mention the time I spent listening. So frustrating...
This book kept me intrigued by the story and had me googling constantly to check facts and see photos. It was a really fun book to read. As an artist and someone who is so very infatuated with early and mid 20th century artwork and the world wars, this book spoke to my soul.
I can barely get through this story. The narration is so very bad. The German pronunciations are excruciating to listen to. The tempo is fast when it should be slow and slow when it should be fast. The intensity of voice is always at the level of YELLING. Please... record this story with a new narrator so that it is treated with the respect it deserves. NEIN Madeleine Lambert NEIN
95 percent icky, poorly written romance novel and 5 percent murder mystery. There was little suspense and the "scary parts" were mere interludes between cringe worthy sex scenes and family drama. The narrator plays multiple characters with a whiny, sickly sweet voice --- even some of the so called masculine characters. I can't say enough negative about this book. This is one of the worst books that I have listened to and I am even more irritated because the cover claimed this book was "the scariest novel of the year". Hardly.
If you have ever struggled with you self confidence as a heavy wife... this book will speak to you beyond imagination. I so identify with everything about Mary Gooch. This was a great book. Do read it.... especially if you have been married for more than 10 years...
This book was not worth my time or credit. I would not buy it a second time around.
if you love apocolypse/zombie/vampire/what happens to the survivors of a disaster type books, this is a must read. The whole series is a must read. Awesome stories. Listen at 1.5 speed though to speed up the narrator... otherwise you might start to zone out.
I love Lisa Gardner but I cannot stand the narrator's inflection and voices.
The narrator just about put me to sleep.
It's still a Lisa Gardner book.
I have read many books by Dean Koontz and usually they are amazing.
The moments where Dean Koontz delves into the history of the street or even the future events are very interesting. The book jumps the shark in several key moments in the plot which only leaves the reader feeling disappointed at what could have been.
I enjoyed when the 1870 family would appear.
This book is disappointing. I would probably still waste a credit on it because I love Dean Koontz and the premise of this book is very interesting...so even if a reviewer was saying it was awful I would still take my chances but just be prepared that it won't be the best use of your credits.
The book was okay but the narration was so awful that I could barely make it through the book. Don't waste a credit on this book...it's a painful listen.
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