Magnificent. Many books are referred to as “page turners,” suggesting that you can’t wait to see what next happens. Addie LaRue allows you to celebrate the page you’re reading, loving and living every moment and allowing you to fully experience the journey. This is one of my all time favorites. My biggest problem is not knowing what next to read that could possibly withstand comparison to this phenomenal book.
Great premise, plot goes at an easy pace, a bit light in the writing, which is a perfect listen for housework or a commute. BUT I almost gave up on it when two huge historical errors pierced the integrity of story. AUTHOR, PLEASE NOTE: Sacre Coeur was not built til late 19th century, and Vermeer painted The Girl with the Pearl Earring (not Rembrandt).
This book is long and horny. The narrator has such a husky, seductive voice and does a great job but a lot of the book drones on and on and could be about 7 hours shorter. It’s a nice book if you’re looking for a long, meandering story, good for having on in the background. You’ll hear the word “heat” a LOT. Maybe too much.
New favorite! Beautifully written and the narrator brought the soul of this book to life! Well done!
I don’t really get the hype around this book, I kept on waiting for something to happen and nothing really ever did. Wasn’t a huge fan
Interesting take on an ages old philosophical question. I found it intriguing to explore the ramifications of her choice and how it played out over the centuries.
A great story, well written. Loved the moments in different time periods.
Interesting premise, the writing is lovely and i couldn’t wait to hear more.
Started a little slow but I enjoyed it.
This was a unique story. Loved every moment of it!
narrator kept an excellent pace for the feel of the story
The story had so much potential. An endless life, a young girl with wanderlust who doesn't want to be married before she's been able to live outside her small rural town. Yet, Addie's ability to survive with some comfort rests on her having sex with men (mostly) and her aesthetic appearance. That premise just seemed shallow. Thought more could have been done with Addie, to make me care about her plight. Writing was good, just missed the mark.
The read was engaging, however in the spirit of immersing the audience in different time periods, the book had too many details that in many moments I found myself lost. I wasn't sure if the narrator took us in the past, present or future
This book gave me so much emotions. This narrator is a good one.
Loved it. I loved how the story jumped back and forth in time, all connected by the artwork. I enjoyed the characters of Addie and Henry. Luc was a bit one dimensional but I didn’t have much invested in his character so it didn’t bother me. Great listen.
A must listen! I’ve listened to a lot of audiobooks and this is quite possibly the best of the best. Absolutely incredible!
Awesome read. Really great narration.
Starts off slow, but once it gets into the major plot you won’t be able to pause. I could listen to this story over and over and not get tired of it
the narrator was amazing, she did all the accents perfect. I loved the book also.
Fantastic book, enjoyed every page. Couldn’t wait to listen ! I didn’t want it to end! Narrator is awesome!
The premises was interesting. A good twist on a sell your soul story. The characters could have used a bit more depth to build their relationships. A few to many stand alone parts that didnt really advance the story. I would have liked more background/development about Luke. A touch hokie at times. Over all an okay book to listen too.
One of my FAVORITES.
Could be a fun book club read. Light imaginative conversation.
Enjoyed it. Bit uneven in places. Lots of detail for certain periods then decades skipped with maybe only a brief pit stop of information. Overall innovative with well developed characters and stellar narrator, Julia Whelan is one of my faves.
Such a great story! I was sad it ended!! Very well written and the narration was excellent! Loved it!
This book had such an interesting premise but I found the execution to be very underwhelming. By the end of the book, the protagonist hadn’t evolved at all. The repeating of the exact same descriptions (and I mean verbatim!!!) drove me insane. Henry was such a dull character. The most interesting part of the book was the dynamic between her and Luke, and we barely got to explore it. This book was overhyped and I’m left feeling very disappointed!
Fun! Unique. Thought about the story awesome in between reading sessions…
Enchanting story! I really enjoyed everything about this book and I will miss listening to it. It is full of adventures, life's lessons & take you on a wonderful journey.
The narrator really brought this book to life and did an excellent job reading for both male and female.
Such a good story. Addie is an amazing and strong character...she is so easy to love. The relationship with Luke really keeps you on your toes and I love that Addie always is looking to keep one card in her back pocket. On the other side the love she finds in Henry is so inspiring. "To be remembered" is something everyone wants and deeply needs.
One of the best books I’ve ever read!!!
unfortunately, I didn't like this book. The book seemed to drag and storyline was not as interesting as I thought it would be.
Book and narrator were amazing. I would recommend this book to anyone.
I loved this almost as much as my favorite book
Life after Life!!
I loved this book and the twists and turns . The ending was not what I expected.
Great story and narration.
Too long lost interest
Love this book and story!
less predictable then the typical sell your soul story. a very good read/listen.
I enjoyed being immersed in Addie’s story and universe, as well as Henry’s. I would’ve liked to know more about Luc: his origin, his drive, his sphere of influence. The ending was okay. I understood why it was the way it was, but I felt it was a bit light.
So well written and entertaining. Definitely recommend!
I thought the book sounded really interesting from the description. But like other people have mentioned it could’ve been a lot shorter the middle just drag drag drag. The narration was good but the story was kind of boring and I didn’t wanna listen to it. But since I had to pay for it I listen to it anyways. The ending was too rushed and seem like they could’ve added some more to it. I hate when they do that Hurry up let’s get this finished endings.
Love love love love this book to infinity
“I want you to see me too”
This is definitely a slow book but it’s not a bad thing. This is the type of book that people will write essays about in twenty years.
I really enjoyed this — haven’t read anything else quite like it! Could have done without the sexual descriptions, bit that’s the advantage of an audio book —you can skip right through it. The narrator was awesome —the perfect low, sexy voice , especially for Luc! Highly recommend.
Lovely read. Fabulous narrator.
This is a full rich story that will have you asking yourself questions about life and love and God and the devil and freedom and loneliness... all while telling a compelling and whimsical story.. I think I would have given it 5 stars if I agreed with everything that the author concluded about said questions, but that's just me. Any time an author puts God and the devil in a story she risks alienating part of her audience at least a little. All things considered, she didn't alienate me too badly.
The narrator was fantastic. She speaks in a nice voice and gets all of the character voices perfectly and consistently making it a very nice listen.
The concept and opening chapters of this book are interesting. However, this book needed an assertive editor. It was far too long and could have cut large amounts of description and inner monologue. In addition to this, there are numerous interesting points that are hinted at, but never elaborated on (WWII spy, the French Revolution). More of those and fewer New York city bars please!
Love, love, love. Very creative story.
Got better after towards the middle
AMAZING story! I was captivated from start to end!
I think this book could have been accomplished with half of content cut out. Way too long.
Loved this book. I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a movie in a year or two.
This was such a departure from a genre that I would have picked up but I'm so glad I did. In the end it was a love story and I'm happy about that. I listened to this on the recommendation of a friend and it was a really great book. It was sad and beautiful and just a really well put together story. I really enjoyed it and the narrator.
Picked up my interest right away. There were several times I thought the book was near the end and there would be another turn!
I love this book! It never got boring and always kept me entertained. The way the setting changed from timeline to timeline was very intriguing and it opened a new perspective to look at life in. Amazing story (: I would definitely recommend!
Really lived this book!
One of the best books I’ve read!
If you have read The Night Circus and enjoyed that .. this is a book for you.. Making deals with a dark God has its consequences... Very well written.. My I only wished was that the narration was done by a female and male narrator.