What a great story. Made me wish I was on this adventure. I loved it. Sweet, and funny at the same time, and narrated perfectly.
I don't really like leaving a bad review, but this was a biiiig disappointment for me. The premise was interesting, something anyone who loves the fantasy genre wants to read about; time travel. So I stuck it out, with high hopes. Never got to the point when any of the main characters were endearing or all that interesting. Same for the villain.... meh. Then when I heard the line, "he is turning them into hobbits..." I did that embarrassed cringe alone in my car. Dumb. Weak. Silly. Embarassing. Sorry.....
I loved loved this book. After only reading the Book Thief by Zusak, I wasn't sure what to expect, as is sometimes the way when you fall in love with one title from an author, then to be a bit disappointed by another. Not the case here. I loved the story, the journey, the message. Funny, inspiring, endearing, I will definitely go back to it again.
I cannot emphasize enough how much I loved this book. It is an incredible story of courage, family bonds, self confidence, tolerance, and oh yeah, SUPER POWERS. It appeals to everything my inner nerd LOVES. Michael Urie is perfection, and special nerd BONUS for Stan Lee intro. By far, my favorite audiobook yet. I will listen again and again.
As a fan, it delivered exactly as I hoped it would. Funny, endearing, likable. LOVE. Mindy is my close friend in my head, as I fancy we have the same sense of humor. A girlfriend, if you will. Great job, my friend, felt like you were only talking just to me. Muahh.
What an unexpected surprise. I loved this story of an amazingly courageous, driven and self confident young girl. I did not read this as a child, but so happy I found it now. I'm going to keep it in my library, and have it magically appear on the next long car ride with my daughters. They would never pick it, but I know they would love it. And those are the best kind, really.
As a Tina Fey fan, I had high hopes for the book, and it completely delivered Not just a collection of anecdotes, but the story of Tina's childhood and road to the successful woman she is today. Of course her truthful, hysterical, friend in my head method of narrating the book is the deal breaker. I love how this was unexpectedly a girl power book while never meaning to be. Tina Fey, newly elevated BEST friend in my head, I love you.
Based on other reviews and recommendations, I stuck through what I thought was a bit of a slow start and back story. However, after finishing the book, it was clear that all of the details about, fascination with, and most importantly, LOVE of religion was such an important part of the fiber of Pi's character. I would say that faith, and not one specifically, turned out to be an unmentioned stowaway on the boat. I would not say that it is a necessarily religious book, but as I mentioned, it was a story that I couldn't shake off and led to great discussions with my tween girls who listened along. We all LOVED it, we felt as if we grew very close to, and became very protective of Pi, and even Richard Parker. It was exciting, heart wrenching, inspiring, yet desperate, and even at times a bit funny. It had everything that makes a book great. Excellent.
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