This first person tale of a long taboo subject is treated with knowledge and humor. The history is fascinating and insightful and will hold your interest through all three parts. I loved it.
I am finding myself drawn to epic audio books... I like the commitment required and the depth and breadth of the story...
This was a fascinating novel - It reads like documentary sometimes, I wanted to know more and more. It has occasional slow parts - but, the characters are so well-drawn and engaging that I wanted to know more about them...
After spending almost 21 hours with this book, I *still* want to know more about these people people.
I vote - enthusiastically - YES for this book.
This book is well written and the story is interesting but I ended up listening it on the fast speed of my ipod and jumping large sections altogether. We already know how the story ends and it is hard to really care for all the people portrayed in the story and ultimately, what happens to them.
Massive in scope. Beautiful.
Yes, at first the narrator bugged (I think many of us women are immediately irritated by men's attempts to sound like us, prob. because that voice is so often used degradingly), but ultimately I appreciated his effort. As for the GLBT relevance, I'm queer & I would think that anyone who has felt like they don't fit societal norms, not to mention anyone who's ever fallen in love, can find something to relate to here.
The only thing that I fully disliked were the inane music bits used at transition points. Trite, nasty, and sometimes even jingoistic little confections. Ick. They really shouldn't bother.
I enjoyed every minute of this book! The narrator does a great Greek accent and the author has created a book that is funny, fascinating, moving . . . I never wanted this book to end! I'm going to read his other books and wait for any future books from him. Enjoy!
This might just be my favorite audible book I've listened to yet. The story (I should say stories...from Greece to Detroit to San Francisco and the three different generations) was so interesting, the writing was great and the narrator was amazing. I couldn't stop listening to it, yet didn't want it to end. I have no idea what to listen to next, this book is a hard act to follow! I highly recommend it.
I enjoyed every second of this book. I felt completely involved with the characters, and was repeatedly moved by their lives, their stories. The writing is brilliant, the narration is perfection. Don't miss this one.
This really was the best audiobook I've ever listened to. So well-written and beautifully narrated.. and about a fascinating topic, engrossing characters. I loved it and recommend it to everyone I know. Enjoy!