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Fifteen Minutes: A Novel Audio CD – Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
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What can I say about this book? True to classic Karen Kingsbury style, she has written a story that will engross her readers. But like her last several books, this one also deals with fame and fortune. I miss the days when she would write stories that had me in tears. Stories that changed lives. I'm not saying that for some people that this book may be life-changing. I'm saying that for me, the story seemed the same as several of her other books. Just change the names and the settings.
Things I liked about this book -
1. The realness of Chandra, one of the judges.
2. Seeing one of the other judges, Kelly, realize the direction her life was taking.
3. Reese - Zack's girlfriend.
Things I didn't like about this book -
1. That Zack found the little things ok to compromise on. For me it made him seem like he was conforming.
2. The entire storyline of seeking fame. Yeah that didn't sit well with me. It seems that she's been so focused in her last several books in talking about the Hollywood lifestyle that I feel she's lost a connection with her readers.
3. I'm not a fan of the singing shows, so I don't know if this really happens or not.Read more ›
Beyond that, I really liked several other things. The subplot of Kelly Morgan finding her way back to her true self was moving. I thought the Chandra Olson story was powerful and compelling. And--good for Reese at the end. Karen could have gone for the quick resolution, and she resisted it. Nicely done.
A couple of things were less effective. First, the early part of the story beat us over the head with the conflict: Zack's family and girlfriend were seriously worried about his plans. He kept insisting nothing would change him. You knew all along that it would. It was just a bit too obvious. Instead, Zack could have been developed more as a character: Why he loved singing, why he wanted to pursue it, other than his family needing money. I also felt that his motives--to help his financially struggling family--seemed real and even noble, and they weren't addressed with particular sympathy. If he was really one who would be so easily seduced by fame, this should have been made clearer in the beginning of the story. If he wasn't, then his rapid fall seems unlikely. This was a disconnect in the drawing of the main character.
Second, Zack's "inability" to keep in contact with Reese seemed unrealistic.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What can i say Karen Kingsbury is my Author very gifted from GodPublished 18 days ago by charmaine sims
It was a fantastic story, as are all of Karen books! I love it when they realize they have been away from the Lord and act like they are supposed to be and share Jesus with... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joyce Jackson
I found this book boring. I just couldn't get into this book. It took me forever to finish it.Published 1 month ago by cowboyprincess2001@yahoo
About a fame. How it covers your eyes and changes who you were. It's was ok.Published 1 month ago by Lika
Great story! Wish the end told more though, hope there will be a book two to continue their story and lifePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer