The perfect combo, a compelling story on both a personal and historical level that is brought to life by a wonderful voice.
Ok, when I first started listening to this book I was really annoyed by the person who was reading the story. But after a half hour or so I realized how great this guy was and how much he brought to the story. In fact, Icouldn't wait to get in my car to hear the next part. Has all the things I love in a story, including history and believable characters dealing with ordinary and extraordinary circumsntances. This is the best book I've heard or read in a very long time and will be looking to purchase other books by this author.
I enjoyed listening to this book. The reader was great. The subject is something I had no knowledge of. The story was engaging. It takes place over several generations. It was a good ending which is so much more satisfying that the "sudden end" of many novels.
Immigration lawyer in Kansas City. I like Character driven dramas, fantasy (monsters, magic and witches oh my!) and coming of age stories. Favs include: The Book Thief, The Game of Throne series, Harry Potter Series, Dresden Files, Nightside series, anything by Neil Gaimen, 100 Years of Solitude.
This was a very interesting book. At times very funny at time very difficult to listen to. I really liked the narrator and he kept the story moving along at a nice pace.
This was an excellent read. I thought it was well written, informative, as well as extremely entertaining. All together a great book. I did feel however it was a bit wordy for an audio. I would recomend the book but in the abridged version. You will not lose anything by listening to the abridged version, if anything it might improve your experience with this book.
I liked this book, but I thought it was a little long. It's a very interesting story and well written. The narrator did a good job, as well.
Enjoyable listen which kept my attention. The story line flows well and the characters are well developed.
The narrator was particularly good and read in a way that was vivid and made the characters alive. He was extremely entertaining.
Sure, I'd love to hear your story....
Just an excellent example of how great writing and masterful performance make the sum of the parts greater than the whole. Take an unusual and fascinating adult story and wrap it in voices that ring so true they could be any family in America and you have the story of Cal struggling to grow up. Beautiful.