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  • The Ocean at the End of the Lane: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman
    • Narrated By Neil Gaiman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4446)
    Performance
    (4100)
    Story
    (4113)

    A middle-aged man returns to his childhood home to attend a funeral. He is drawn to the farm at the end of the road, where, when he was seven, he encountered a most remarkable girl, Lettie Hempstock. Forty years earlier, a man committed suicide in a stolen car at this farm at the end of the road. Like a fuse on a firework, his death lit a touchpaper. The darkness was unleashed, something scary and thoroughly incomprehensible to a little boy. And Lettie - magical, comforting, wise beyond her years - promised to protect him, no matter what.

    Dave says: "Oh, the Wondrous Ocean!"
    "This is a Children's book"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Ocean at the End of the Lane the most enjoyable?

    I think this book placement was misleading and should have been placed in Children's literature and I would NOT have purchased it.

    This is a tough review because while I found the book beautiful, well written and well read....I was bored and it wasn't to my interest or what I was expecting. I thought the story would intertwine the thoughts of the child and his experiences with his grown-up self. Instead, the book, in almost it's entirety, went on and on about a fantastical- science fictionist type events that occurred for a couple of days to a seven year old boy.
    Events so unbelievable and strange I might liken it to reading just a few chapters of Harry Potter. The book was short, just over five hours and I found it to be a waste of my credit:(



    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Just One Look

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Harlan Coben
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe, Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (223)
    Performance
    (200)
    Story
    (199)

    An ordinary snapshot causes a mother’s world to unravel in an instant. After picking up her two young children from school, Grace Lawson looks through a newly developed set of photographs. She finds an odd one in the pack: A mysterious picture from perhaps twenty years ago, showing four strangers she can’t identify. But there is one face she recognizes—that of her husband, from before she knew him. When her husband sees the photo that night, he leaves their home and drives off without explanation.

    Dennis says: "Just Shoot Me"
    "Narrator unbearable"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    All of these reviewers are correct! I love Harlen Coben novels so much, I thought I could handle the reviews regarding the bad narrator because his stories are worth it. However, I am having a hard time listening to her. She is emphatic with each sentence, like she is yelling at you the entire time she is speaking or every sentence ends with an exclamation point. On top of that, she completely draws out each syllable in a word, so, although she is yelling, she is also drawing out each syllable of each word.
    "THE HO-OUSsssE WAASSSS BLUUUEE!!!! Said in a whinny nasal-y voice. :(

    I can't even understand what she is saying because she has the normal flow of the book so bonkers she is completely throwing me off.

    Sadly, this is one to skip in audio and hopefully find the time read.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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