Every time I begin to read a Bryce Courtenay story, I am thinking to myself, "How can this one be as good as the last one I read?", and every time I am quite surprised to find that the one I'm reading is just as fantastic as all the others! His stories are all different, but engaging and interesting all the same.
In this story, which is, incidentally read by the INCOMPARABLE Humphrey Bower (so wonderful and easy to listen to and whose voice is perfect for Bryce's stories) there are characters who fall on hard times and through his/her life experiences, find a way to conquer his/her demons. Going along for the ride, learning for ourselves along the way, make this book, as all the others, great listens.
Yes, I would. It has many twists and turns and it keeps you guessing.
The narrators have very pleasing voices.
This book is a refreshingly different mystery story, and it can be a bit slow sometimes, but it is worth the wait!
This has to be one of the top ten books I've read. It is an awesome story of humanity, connectedness and kindness, which has an unbelievable story line, and it's a true story! I doesn't get better than this-
Snowman and his owner are the main characters and they are both impressive, trusting, and awe inspiring characters.
My reaction to this story was a renewed love for the equine spirit and for the connectedness between a horse and its "in tune" and sensitive owner; such a gift of partnership and unconditional love.
Just read this story, you won't be sorry!
I am not compelled to rave about this book to anyone; it's a good story, but not a great one. The story, I feel, is much longer than it needed to be. There were other reviewers that mentioned that there was a lot of "smoking" in the book. Well, they were right! But the story line seemed to glorify smoking, which is what bothered me. It was just not necessary or pleasant to have it in the story so much. The narrator has a very pleasing voice.
No I would not. It's not the kind of story that is a "stand out".
I can't think of a favorite scene.
Much Ado About Nothing
I loved the humor of the main character and the scientific subject matter.
A very well written, interesting throughout, and a very unique story.
No, I haven't, but I need to!
I was nicely surprised with this book; a very engrossing, entertaining and thought provoking story.
Courtroom without drama
There was no character that really grabbed me.
Not really, they all sounded similar. There are many negative comments about the narrator, and although he wasn't great and he was guilty of emphasizing at the wrong times, he wasn't too annoying or displeasing for me to tolerate listening to him; and I am kind of picky when it comes to narrators. I wouldn't avoid a good book if he was the narrator.
Just a so-so courtroom drama; it kept my attention somewhat.
Yes, because the different voices of the characters make it feel more real.
My favorite character was probably Nick, because regardless of his flaws, I still liked him. He was basically a good person who made mistakes, while his wife was just plain crazy, conniving, dangerous, and sociopathic.
The Dangers of Marriage
This book was an enjoyable, slow burn which kept you guessing through a good part of the book. When the reader understands what is going on, it is a shocker.
The narrator's voice was very pleasant to listen to, until she performed the male characters, which sounded like a baby pirate(arrrrrrrrr). Thus, I found her male "voices" quite annoying.
I would start from scratch! Not to give anything away, but it just seemed to go on and on about the same "theme".
The only thing I liked about this book was the narrator; his voice was like "buttah" and his many character changes were all different and believable; a very talented narrator. This genre may not be for me, but the book read, to me, like an juvenile Hardy Boys story. I just didn't keep my attention, I thought it dragged on and on and the ending was very abrupt.
I don't think so. If it is similar to the book I just read, it would be a no.
I guess so, for those people who enjoyed the story.
The character development and the insights into the mind of a demented serial killer were the most interesting.
This book was 24 or so hours long, and you would never know it! I had a slower(not slow) build-up, good character development, and the investigative process kept me very interested.
His voice is pleasing to listen to, and he was able to perform different voices without it being obvious.
The character development, the characters themselves, and the somewhat "dark" humor
There are lessons to be learned, and all of its flawed characters teach us those lessons.
Her voice inflections greatly added to the story, she has a very pleasing voice to listen to.
How to avoid a "train wreck" in life.
The story droned on just a bit in areas, but the characters were so entertaining that I didn't mind.
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