LISTENER

Dawn

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
  • 13
  • reviews
  • 32
  • helpful votes
  • 28
  • ratings
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-11-11

Enchanting and moving from start to end.

What an absolutely lovely book, narrated beautifully by David Tennant. A moving story, tackling very difficult issues, seen through the innocent eyes of a 10yr old boy. This book is suitable for boys and girls age 10+, right through to adults. In fact I can't help thinking that adults will get so much more out of this book.
Very highly recommended.

Read more Hide me

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-07-11

Powerful

Another compelling story from Jodi Picoult. She writes these powerful courtroom dramas so well I find it hard to switch them off. It's a shame that this version is abridged.

Read more Hide me
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-07-11

Entertaining

Entertaining and funny book read beautifully by Michael. He describes the long hard slog it was for him to get his big break in show business. Using humour and sincerity, he describes honestly, the ups and downs of his life. Recommended.

Read more Hide me
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 21-07-11

A good listen

I did enjoy this book but am left feeling slightly disappointed that it didn't move me in the way I expected it to. There was a lot I liked about it, it is well written, well narrated and well thought out. The story should have been gripping, but but the exception of one section, it wasn't.
Worth downloading though.

Read more Hide me
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-05-11

Brilliant

I loved this story. It was intriguing and thought provoking. Be prepared to be pulled in every direction emotionally. Beautifully read, I couldn't switch it off. I have become a big fan of Jodi Picoult.

Read more Hide me

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-05-11

A great listen

Though a little frustrating at first with a slow start, I was soon hooked. The twists and turns of the story took me in all sorts of directions but it wasn't until the last moments of the book that it all fell into place - brilliant. A highly recommended listed.

Read more Hide me

12 of 12 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-05-11

Truly Fascinating

What a truly fascinating insight into a fascinating mind.
Even with his savant ability, there are aspects of his everyday life that are a constant challenge. It is inspiring how he has learnt to manage these problems.
I appreciate the time he has taken to describe his thoughts and feelings.

Read more Hide me

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-11

Dull and irritating

I didn't enjoy listening to this book. I persevered through to the end but I found it irritating in so many ways.
It's very American and it doesn't relate well to the UK system.
I hated all the prayer needed to "cure" a child's autism.
I am glad the intense ABA therapy worked for this family but I objected to the idea that autistic kids should be made "normal"
As a parent of autistic children, I have read hundreds of books on the subject but this is not one I could recommend.

Read more Hide me

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-11

A Gripping Listen

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It pulled me in every direction imaginable as I tried to resolve the unresolvable.
Brilliantly written and narrated.
I will be listening to more by Jodi Picoult.

Read more Hide me
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-11

One tip lost in lots of spouting

There is 1 really good technique described in this
book that could be written on one page and
summarised in a single word - TEASE.
Not just a bit of foreplay but real serious teasing.

The problem is, that message gets lost in chapters
of rubbish. Preaching about how God's love is so
important and sweeping generalisations about how bad
men are in bed.

It's a shame, because the technique has potential
(though I hated the way she described parts of it)
but I could never recommend this book to anyone.

Read more Hide me

1 of 1 people found this review helpful