Wow! This book delivered so much more than I was thinking it would. I purchased it because it was highly rated and long. I wanted something to hold my attention for a while. It sure fits the bill for that!
George includes so many varied stories of brothers throughout history. You learn a little bit about some famous folks you can use as conversation topics. this book entertains while it teaches. I loved the part about the Marx brothers. Excellent listen!
George wrote about a lot of people but I enjoyed hearing about the Kellogg brothers.. totally crazy stories there.
This book didn't make me laugh or cry. It made me listen. It really taught me something about the nature of families. How you can't really have an expectation of siblings being alike. How that's normal and how brothers can either balance each other out or totally destroy each other (along with a combination of less dramatic things but the drama is more interesting here)
This book is smart. It's not easy listening or lighthearted. Sandwich it between a nice funny book or romance. Worth the listen if you enjoy a really good gossipy story about long dead famous people.
I'd say odd! That's number one. First off I'm a Koontz fan. I read his book a lot. I enjoyed Odd Thomas when I listened to that a while back. I get what I call Koontzie burn-out when I read (or listen to) too many Koontz books in a row. I probably didn't like this one as much because I need a break from the type of book that makes you think and imagine things. His description of the evil thing are so detailed and creepy. I love descriptive writing but this one seems to go on forever at times.
In Brother Odd a priest goes missing. The scene where he is discovered is really memorable. Totally creep out!
Yes, I have listened to him before. He's good in this one as well as the previous ones I've listened to
Light, fun, cute. Also slightly dark. Of course it's dark though. The book is about betrayal. I found myself completely on the side of the heroine. I want her to do things she doesn't end up doing.
The main character. She's well written.
Hmm. Performance wise I'd say Amanda was great and then lost me with her "old man voice" and then her "gay man voice" they were both grating in the nerves. The gay voice even more so. She breaks into this stereotypical fancy-boy accent which doesn't match her voice for the sister. If the two are siblings, why does the brother talk like he's from planet gay?
I did not laugh, nor did I cry.
I'd say about two thirds through, the main character goes off on her own and the story wanders into strange territory. It goes off track somehow. Comes back just fine.. although I was highly disappointed that the wife did not confront the mistress in the scene where she had a chance. Walking away may be the high road but it makes for a BORING scene. Come on.. give us a tiny bit of drama. Any woman who's been cheated on would probably agree.. you want the fantasy scene where the mistress gets her comeuppance.
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