I thought I would like this book. The narrator was wonderful.. the book?? not so much...too many loose nds.. too much "description" and not enough why's and wherefores.. yes we know it is HOT is the Amazon.. yes we know there are bugs and snakes.. but cannibals who don't eat anyone?.. women chewing bark ( yes bark) off of trees to be able to have children at 70.. gezz keep me away from that stuff.. I would rather have malaria than have to listen to this again
honestly when it said "the end" i was stunned.. I had no idea 44 hours could go by so fast.. Loved every minute.. will not watch the Star version.. I have my own ideas about the characters and will not be swayed! LOL. I was very skeptical about the first "outlander" as I am not a "time traveler" buff. But I loved the books.. especially the medical sections.. wonderful and the narrator? who could be better.. they are quite a team of women. LOVE IT
It could not have been too much worse. She irritated me from the beginning.
Well I got hungry.. then I got bored.. then I got angry that i paid to listen to a whiner who bitched about almost everything. why does a lesbian marry a male doctor and then have two children and then bitch about nursing them? BORING
yes Anthony Bourdain.. funny, worldly. wicked and wise my kind of foodie
if you time traveled back in time. who would not take
1. a toothbrush
add whatever you could not live without
while I love the series and the narration is fabulous.. I wonder.. who would give up these things plus more.. who would want the smells, disease and the decay and the filth of the :old days" when you have known what it is like to have fresh clothing and a clean body.. love is great.. no doubt about it.. but I am not sure it be enough to compensate for all of the things I would miss.
loved the ending to the Power Og One.. narration of .. well shocking.. how does he do it? switching from Irish to Indian to Boer in less than two minutes of reading. PeeKay is a wonderful character..one who can box and practice law at the same time.. listening is great but I have to pick up the book to see how you spell unshobie shobie ungelosi and I want to hear the Africans sing.. Courtenay and Bower make tears come to your eyes.. so be careful driving and listening.. fabulous. wonderful, enchanting all rolled into one..you won't be sorry.. but get The Power of One first.
book 2 at 3:07 there is glitch in my recoding. goes from Germany to Midway mid sentence.. anyone else have this problem?
don't miss this one.. fantastic.. so far three of my friends have listened and they are all as fascinated as I was.. I just finished the book and loved to the very end..one of those that you go ..ahhhhh when you know it is finished.. laughter, strange subject matter, history, terrific characters.. all rolled into a narrative that will make you laugh out loud and cry a bit too. The narration is wonderful injecting all sorts of accents and funny sayings like "honey mo" with just the right amount of joy . He sounds like he loves what he is reading. The authors prose flows like silk.. and that too is a part of the story..Read , listen, enjoy then go out and get as piece of baklava.. or maybe a hot dog..
LOVED IT.. I wish Keef had narrated the whole thing.. the last part where it is his voice is not only genuine.. but hysterically funny. the man has an incredible sense of humor..Loved the book.. love the Stones.. and Happy Birthday Keef ( dec 18) may you live forever!.. but how you have gotten this far is a mystery! LOl
First.. the narrator was very good but the book.. oh my..if I heard one more time about Kates tight bun with loose tendrils framing her beautiful face and Toms' tousled hair and strong muscled arms i would have puked ( if I had not been driving). The story line seems implausible.. a juvenile witnesses a murder.. then it "haunts' her for the rest of her implausible life.. until TOM arrives.. sorry, crimes committed while a juvenile are not usually enough to throw you in prison for life..especially a crime as simple as being a witness ( Kate thinks through all of this that she could be called an accomplice.. and she is a lawyer?? Come on.. get real.. even it is is fiction.. we are not stupid.. but this book is.. avoid... boring and repetitive with a story line that is chock full of .. well... tousled and tendrils.. and by the way.. no one wears pantyhose AND panties at the same time.. do they? and if they do.. does the reader really need to know?
hated Walter.. his wife too.. Richard.. he was ok.. their kids.. boring and awful.. the scene in the bathroom as Joey tried to recapture his wedding ring.. pure well bathroom boy humor..Walter takes his neighbors cat to certain death at the shelter.. but hardly gives the children who miss it a second thought.. wants no one else to have children.. but it is ok if he has them.. a tired old hippie who turns out to be a nasty neighbor.. and Patty?? no thanks.. boring, depressed all of the time and can't make up her mind about anything..
I did like Lelethia. the Indian.. and loved the readers accent.. too long.. and I hardly listen to anything that is less than 20 hours..too drawn out and too too too depressing without any redeeming qualities.. I don't mind depressing but when combined with boring.. nope.. I will stick to Rabbit and Updike
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