This book has had so much hype that I was honestly a little worried that it wasn't going to live up to it but holy cow did it ever.
This was a twisty tThis book has had so much hype that I was honestly a little worried that it wasn't going to live up to it but holy cow did it ever.
This was a twisty turny, keep you guessing to the end kind of book, with completely unreliable narrator's all three of these women were unreliable narrator's which is kind of fascinating because you never knew who was telling the truth or the truth as they saw it or are just lying completely. Every time I thought I had it figured out it would turn a different way, I thought I had it figured out many times and I never did.
Told by 3 women: Rachel- alcoholic, scorned woman, she is the girl on the train and honestly quite a mess. Anna- Rachel’s ex-husbands new wife and mother of his child, self-centered and paranoid of Rachel. Megan- missing, confused, self-centered and craves attention.
The three audiobook narrators Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey and India Fisher all did such a fantastic job they truly brought these women to life and endowed each with such emotion. These were all new to me narrators and I will definitely be looking for other books any of these women have narrated!
This book was amazing, it was great from beginning till end never bogged down and kept me guessing all the way through. I don’t want to give any more away because this is one of those books where the wrong word could be a spoiler, suffice it to say Just Read This Book! Now!
Interesting but all too short story in the His Dark Materials world (sort of) it made me want to go back and re-read the series. Bill Nighly was greatInteresting but all too short story in the His Dark Materials world (sort of) it made me want to go back and re-read the series. Bill Nighly was great as a narrator....more
Wow, just, wow, this book is great! I wasn’t expecting so many holding my breath moments. It always fascinates and horrifies me to learn of the treatmWow, just, wow, this book is great! I wasn’t expecting so many holding my breath moments. It always fascinates and horrifies me to learn of the treatment in some of these so called hospitals and the reasons so many women were put into these places. Poor Clara all she did was fall in love with a man her father didn’t approve of so she was locked up and lied about and left there with no-one to turn to, in 1929 this was okay for a father to do to his child. Clara starts out in a little better place at least she had one nice nurse but when the crash hits and her father can no longer pay the bill Clara ends up in Willard hospital a state run home that is an awful, awful place! In the present day we have Izzie, she is a foster child whose mother is in prison for killing her father her foster parents are doing a project on Willard for the local museum and when Izzie finds Clara’s diary she becomes fascinated with learning more about this woman. Both of these stories are interesting Clara’s more so but there are parts of Izzie’s story that will break your heart too.
This book grabbed me right from the beginning and didn’t let go till the end it was never boring and there were times I was yelling at my ipod because of things that happened to Clara and Bruno. I was surprised at how invested I got in these characters and that there were some really intense scenes I wasn’t expecting.
Tavia Gilbert’s narration was as always fantastic; everyone had a different voice and inflection so you were never confused as to who was talking. All voices from the main characters Izzy & Clara to the side characters were all done to perfection.
Loved the ending …Oh Clara!
If you are a fan of The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox I’d say to give this one a try, you won’t be disappointed.
This book started out with promise but less than half way through and I was getting a bit bored, I really wanted to like this one. I have 4 hours leftThis book started out with promise but less than half way through and I was getting a bit bored, I really wanted to like this one. I have 4 hours left and want it to be over. Also, I can’t quite get a grasp on what year this is supposed to be set in the language feels modern but the story old.
This one just didn’t do it for me, I didn’t connect with any of the characters and the story was confusing at times. I don’t know what else to say about it. Just not my cup of tea.
I will say though that the author narrated this very well and I was surprised it wasn’t a professional narrator.
This is such a twisty edge of your seat book, there were times I wasn’t sure what was going on but neither did the protagonists so it was perfect becaThis is such a twisty edge of your seat book, there were times I wasn’t sure what was going on but neither did the protagonists so it was perfect because I felt the same WTH moments as the Patrick did. I really enjoyed the way this was written, the suspense was palpable.
How would you react if you found out someone was watching and listening to everything you do? Then they tell you to go somewhere and what you find is a dead body with the cops on your heels? Is it the CIA? Is it Terrorists? Just a stalker with a grudge? What is going on? Do you give in or do you fight back and risk your life and the life of everyone you love? This book keeps you guessing all the way to the end.
I don’t want to give any more away because the unknown is what makes this book great. If you like a good psychological thriller I highly recommend giving this one a try!
As always Scott Brick’s narration is spot on and his narration of Patrick’s fear and anxiety just heightens the tension.
This was a great audio drama about the Christmas Truce in 1914 I have always been fascinated by this story and this audio drama was very well done! HiThis was a great audio drama about the Christmas Truce in 1914 I have always been fascinated by this story and this audio drama was very well done! Highly recommend!...more
This was a fun book, I loved the authors’ description of the nine lives of a cat, the parts with Ambrose/Tom the cat were great, even his little romanThis was a fun book, I loved the authors’ description of the nine lives of a cat, the parts with Ambrose/Tom the cat were great, even his little romance with Merilee’s cat the “conversation” between these two cats is hilarious!
This was also a soft romance which is the only kind I like heck there was only 2 kisses in the whole book. I liked the relationship between Zach and Merilee and thought it was cute how the cat would react to things Zach said about relationships. Zach is commitment-phobic but can’t seem to get Merilee off his mind. Merilee is, in her mind, the ugly duckling of her family and thinks no one will think she is beautiful like her sisters. When Zach & Merilee meet there is chemistry but Zach wants to run for the hills, but Ambrose the cat is going to try everything he can to get Zach to see Merilee again even it means a hunger strike!
There is also a side story about Zach’s family and why he isn’t a big fan of Christmas which I thought was very well done and didn’t get too sappy.
I truly enjoyed this Christmas story it wasn’t too mushy, sappy and wasn’t at all preachy so it hit the trifecta of what I love about Christmas books.
Kathleen McInerney’s narration was very well done; I liked her different character voices and the narration as a whole.
Here is the easiest way to say what I thought of the book. Reading Progress 12/03 marked as: currently-reading 12/04 20.0% "I may not like elephants asHere is the easiest way to say what I thought of the book. Reading Progress 12/03 marked as: currently-reading 12/04 20.0% "I may not like elephants as much as I thought. This may end up being a DNF." 12/04 50.0% "still not sure what I think of this book." 12/05 80.0% "the narration is keeping me listening." 12/18 marked as: read I finished it, which is saying something and I think the only thing that kept me listening was the narration which was very well done. But the book itself was just Meh.
The big “reveal” was dumb, and reminiscent of a certain movie that I cannot name because it will give it away, has been done and it threw out anything I thought I might like about this book.
I received this book from Librarything Early Reviewers but couldn’t get into it so ended up listening on audio. ...more
Another great addition to the Harry Bosch series! Harry sure talks a lot about retiring and I am hoping that his retirement doesn’t mean an end to theAnother great addition to the Harry Bosch series! Harry sure talks a lot about retiring and I am hoping that his retirement doesn’t mean an end to the series; I hope he will become a PI or a consultant so the series can continue. I also enjoyed a visit from Rachel Walling it was very brief but was nice to know her and Harry can still call on each other when needed. And that she had been sent to the Minot, ND office for a while made me giggle being from North Dakota!
I really enjoyed Harry’s mentoring of Soto he’s tough yet kind. This case moved a little slow but in end was an interesting conclusion. I will be so curious where the next book takes Harry after that ending.
This was Titus Welliver’s first time at narrating Harry, I am glad I had seen him play Harry so well on TV because that helped me make the transition from my beloved Len Cariou who has been my voice of Harry for many, many years, so I was happily surprised how well he did on the narration and I look forward to him narrating more Bosch books.