The narrator did a great job with all the different character's, both male and female. Cadance and rhythm of voice was even and easy to listen to. The book itself is very well written with great detail and visual information, making you feel as if you were there.
I hate to state the obvious, but the assassination of Mr. Lincoln. Not the shooting itself but the reaction of Mrs. Lincoln for weeks/months after. It was very sad to witness her grief through Mrs. Keckley's eyes and point of view.
Although Mrs. Keckley is the narrator of the story, I found Mrs. Lincoln fascinating. It didn't depict her as "crazy" as we usually hear but as a very insecure, lonely character who deeply loved her husband and who had already lost 2 of her sons before her husband. Her best and only friend was Mrs. Keckley, her freed African American dressmaker. I got the impression that she trusted very few people and would push others away before she could get hurt. That explained a lot of her manic/depressive behavior.
Not extreme. I just enjoyed it and found I missed hearing it after it was over. I was surprised by the ending. I also was very surprised how the entire country turned their back on Mrs. Lincoln after her husband's death. That was sad too.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book-story, narrator, delivery.
probably because of the tones/voices etc.
when it became clear that a white woman in the south had no more rights than the slaves. just didn't get treated like an animal. They had very few choices open to them as far as education, career, etc.
dialect and feeling. There were places where my heart hurt!
i would take Charlotte out-so brave and full of stories and i admired her guts to do what she wanted regardless of the consequences.
this book is now one of my top 5 favorites of all time
interesting, confusing, suprising
the ending, don't want to give away
Grace and her mother at the end
This book was a good read, a little long, but i think because of many intricate twists and turns with each character. I felt myself getting confused as to whose baby was whose and that was a distraction. Overall, I did enjoy the book-sort of a mystery too.
Towards the top. Couldn't stop listening.
Yes, I think he does the Body Farm books, if not he sounds like the original guy-so he's good.
The Mystery of the Shroud.
I loved this book. I really like all his books but this one was so interesting and edge-of-your-seat from the first chapter. I had a difficult time not listening to it constantly. It stayed with me for a couple of days after too.
It ranks high. I think it is the best of the "In Death" series so far and I've read all of them.
She does an excellent job with the accents and different moods that need to be conveyed through the story. She did an especially great job with the voice/tone/mood of the antagonist in this story. It gave me the chills to listen to "him" talk.
This book was one of, if not the best Robb has done with this series. The characters were so real. The antagonist was one of the most dangerous, mean, spiteful and all around evil characters yet. There were parts that were gruesome to hear-I skipped a little. But the plot and ideas, cat and mouse situations were just superb. I also liked that Roark's family was in it and softened Dallas even more as a person. I'd recommend this to anyone who likes a good mystery,
No, but it was very good.
Emily-strong willed and strong minded in a day when women had little say over their lives
Switching voices was smooth and believable
I just really enjoyed it. Never really knew what was going to happen next.
Well written and a great plot.
No, because the author describes everything in minute detail, most of it is unnecessary. I don't need to know what color bow tie someone is wearing or what color his sweater is!
I've read all of her books and it seems the more she writes, the more filler she uses.
Maybe. The plot was good and I liked how two different stories melded together at the end.
As long as you have plenty of time to listen, go for it. It was worth it but got on my nerves with all the descriptions.
Yes, it was a really good mystery and it kept you guessing until the very end.
Some of the inforamation Kayla found online about the "Bible Group"
Done a better job with changing into another character. It took a few beats before you noticed the change.
I just really liked it. I'm a mystery nut and this was a really good one as I wasn't able to figure out who done it until it was quite obvious until the end. I had many guesses but they would never pan out.
The title is a little scary but unfortunately it is a good one. There is no explicit sex acts written in this book which I liked. Only what evidence they found on a body would let you guess.
Great character study
One of the poems the deceased wrote was heartbreaking
At the auditorium
Bullying at its Best (Or Worse)!
I am a middle and high school teacher and would love for all parents and teens to read this book. I've never seen such accurate, spot on descriptions of teen behaviors WITH reasons why, as I've read in this book. Ms Hoag gets right inside their heads and hearts of kids today. Although this was a good mystery with twists and turns that kept it interesting, I really was impressed with her teen characters and their behaviors and reasons for them. Bullying, secrets, being different, trying to fit in-all struggles for kids today. I liked it because it was a good mystery but I think mothers and fathers of teens would learn something from it too-namely what is going on in their child's world today which is far different than theirs! (By the way, schools would never use this book because of "gasp" some sexual content inferred, but never described)
I have read some of Fitzgerald's other works and they were good.
Make it less confusing, especially with the characters. I read this in high school-confusing. I saw the original movie with Mia Farrow - still confusing. Read as an adult-ugh!! I give up!
Performance was fine.
I know it's a classic and I think at the time of publication, the plot would have shocked most people. Today, the plot is predictable.
Sorry I wasted a money on this.
Yes, very interesting, historical information and easy to understand.
The Demon Under the Microscope because of the medical history they contain.
I don't know.
Yes, but too long to do so.
A fascinating book about the history and spread of the influenza during World War One.
It was unbelievable how stupid the doctors were, no idea how disease spread nor were there any drugs to control it. It traces the pandemic's spread around the world with anecdotal stories of real people who were involved. Needless to say, the US Military was largely responsible for the pandemic that killed an unbelievable amount of people due to their ignorance and buearocratic policies and denial of anything wrong.
The ending talks about how another pandemic could occur at any time. Kind of scary here!
I loved this book and couldn't put it down.
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