In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs - including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession.
What happenes in this book is legitimately my biggest fear. My biggest fear in the hands of SK is horrifying and amazing. The book is so good. The ending is, in my opinion, SK’s bleakest to date. The narration was superb.
Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. So it's a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets.
I enjoyed the start of the book very much. Then it lost momentum. While listening all I could think was about The Martian. The book had the humor and okay characters but that was it and got bored very fast. I might give it another go in the future. As always amazing narration buy Ray Porter.
An unpopular teenage girl, whose mother is a religious fanatic, is tormented and teased to the breaking point by her more popular schoolmates. She uses her hidden telekinetic powers to inflict a terrifying revenge.
Wow. Really good book. Bullying, high school years, teenage hormones, telekinesis and death. All of this done in the classic Stephen King fashion. Loved the book. Specially loved the fact that the original Carrie from the film released in 1976 narrated the book.
At Cold Mountain Penitentiary, the convicted killers on E Block await their turn to walk the Green Mile and keep a date with the electric chair. Paul Edgecombe has seen his share of oddities in his years working as a guard on the Mile, but he's never met anyone like John Coffey.
This book is beautiful and heartbreaking. You'd never thing a book about death row inmates and a specific block of a jail would be so amazing. You feel like you're there, you know this characters, you feel what they feel. It was just amazing. I've never cried with a book or a movie, but I cried with this book and it made me love and appreciate it more.
Riley Tanner has a best friend, the best friend a girl could ask for. He's supportive, loyal, honest, trustworthy, kind, and thoughtful. He's also the biggest player in school. Their relationship has always been easy and affectionate, but after Riley's month long vacation, things become a little strange. She starts to look at him in ways that go way beyond the 'friend zone'. Add in her best friend's rival, and things become a whole lot more complicated.
I always go back to Kirsty Moseley when I want a sweet short romantic read. I won’t say her books are perfect or amazing, but they’re perfect for me for an in between read.
On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.
I don't know how to express what I felt with this book. I laughed, I got tear eyed, I smiled to myself like an idiot, I got angry, and the list goes on. This book was an amazing experience. I felt like I knew every character, like I was there. I felt for them, I pitied them, hated them, and I loved them. The story is so compelling and grand I was sad when it ended. But most of all I loved the ending, it tugged at my heartstrings. Loving King more and more.
What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There's no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in digestible chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.
If you've always wanted to know anything about astrophysics but did not want to read huge books or anything too complicated, this is the book for you. This is an amazing intro into the world of astrophysics by the amazing Neil deGrasse Tyson. Everything is sweet and short and straight to the point. The book does a really good job in keeping you interested. Of course we can't know everything in 4 hours, but that's what's amazing about this book. If you want to know some of the basics you'll learn them, but if you're interested in learning more it's the perfected intro into this world.
Richard Mayhew is a young man with a good heart and an ordinary life, which is changed forever when he stops to help a girl he finds bleeding on a London sidewalk. His small act of kindness propels him into a world he never dreamed existed. There are people who fall through the cracks, and Richard has become one of them. And he must learn to survive in this city of shadows and darkness, monsters and saints, murderers and angels, if he is ever to return to the London that he knew.
I really wanted to like this book. It's my first Gaiman book and I gotta say I'm a little disappointed. The main character was so whiny, oblivious and stupid. The story itself is not terrible and one of the reasons I kept going. The other thing that really kept me going was Gaiman's narration, it was amazing. So amazing that he manages to capture Richard's cowardliness and other characteristics I found annoying. This is an amazing thing, but I hated the character so much it just made it worse lol.
The Godfather is an extraordinary novel which has become a modern-day classic. Puzo pulls us inside the violent society of the Mafia and its gang wars. The leader, Vito Corleone, is the Godfather. He is a benevolent despot who stops at nothing to gain and hold power.
The Godfather movie is just amazing. And as always the book is always better. The pacing, the characters, the drama, the twists. Just amazing. The full cast made it even better. Loved having some background on certain characters and what happened to their lives afterwards. This is definitely one of the best books people could read in their lifetime.
Jack Torrance's new job at the Overlook Hotel is the perfect chance for a fresh start. As the off-season caretaker at the atmospheric old hotel, he'll have plenty of time to spend reconnecting with his family and working on his writing. But as the harsh winter weather sets in, the idyllic location feels ever more remote...and more sinister. And the only one to notice the strange and terrible forces gathering around the Overlook is Danny Torrance, a uniquely gifted five-year-old.
Loved the movie, so that's why I decided to finally give the book a try. Don't expect the movie. While the movie is amazing, it took some liberties which in my opinion were very good and necessary. The book focuses on Jack's alcoholism and 'the shining' as a superpower. The characters and the depth was one on my favorite parts. The narration was amazing. The narrator had to portray a man, a woman, a child, madness and states of lucidity. Not an easy task, but Scott executed it perfectly.