©2000 Alan Lightman; (P)2000 Books on Tape, Inc.
"A darkly affecting book." (Publishers Weekly)
"[Lightman] reveals himself to be a highly original and imaginative thinker." (The New York Times Book Review)
A book by another author!
Yes, all books by Alan Lightman
Even Scott Brick, an otherwise excellent narrator who struggles mightily with this dog, couldn't save it.
It wasn't too long.
'Tis a tale told by an idiot - full of sound and fury, signifying nothing!
I couldn't believe how boring this book was. The begining is the best part, then it just seems to ramble. I agree that there are many loose ends in the book. And I also agree that there are sad parts. I spent a lot of time rewinding this book. I couldn't stay focused. There was a lot of pointless description. This book just didn't do it for me. Sorry to say, this book is good for falling asleep to.
I am almost done with the 1st part of this book and wondering if I should go on. As one of the reviewers said, get an abridged edition. Then you won't have to listen to every email address and also have to listen to the Plato lesson his son bought on line. To me, these were just page fillers for the author to write a bigger book. I hope this gets better but I sitll have an hour before I get to Part 2. I may not make it.
This book barely kept me interested long enough to finish. The story line was very good, but there are way too many loose ends. The story started out interesting, but then nothing else ever happens. It just ended without explanations for anything going on in the story. I see this book as pretty much a complete waste of time.
I guess all good I can say about this book is that Scott Brick narration is as good as his usual, but the book... jeezzz, I kept waiting for something to star happening, nothing ever did.
This presentation contains way too much detail. The story skips around to many segments and could have been reduced to a much shorter tale and still shown what the problem was for the main character. Still, I recommend the book and would purchase it again, however, I would purchase the ABRIDGED version instead.
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