It is not often that I HATE a book, but the one I just finished - The Age of Miracles - falls into that category. It started out okay, and was only 7 CDs long (pretty average in terms of audiobooks), but by the time I finished it, it seemed like I had been listening to it for YEARS.
I hopped onto Amazon yesterday morning to see what others said about it, and this one line review pretty much summed up my feelings about it: "There's not one iota of hope in this book. Where's the miracle in that? It's a miracle that I finished it."
Amen, Lorane from Walnut, CA - AMEN.
But why didn't you just stop listening, Shan, if you hated it that much? You may ask. Well, I'll tell you. Because I feel GUILTY giving up on a book, and I realized I hated it at about the 5-disc point in the CDs, and at that point I thought - I'm more than half-way there - I may as well finish it now.
I know - silly, isn't it?
So what do YOU do when you realize you're not into a book? Stop immediately? Keep giving it another chance hoping it will improve? Fill me in - inquiring minds want to know. And let's hope that my next book is a wee bit better.
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