Not my favorite. I think I might of enjoyed reading it more than listening to the audio. It was written in first person and so the audible was a little annoying for me.
The main character is very likeable. I enjoyed listening to this book, but it didn't grip me like most novels do. An interesting story of a very unique life, but not a life-changing story.
A fabulous book
Very, very good. Jeannette Walls is a beautiful reader. She portrayed her grandmother's life and a bit of her mother's life in a realistic, moving and exciting manner.
This is not as good as The Glass Castle, but still a very good read.
The writer tells a wonderful story of her grandmother's life and a lot of interesting history of Arizona.
I like the way the author told a true story without it being an autobiography. Very, very clever.
The Glass Castle is a must read (listen) after Half Broke Horses. I had listen to it before, but when back and listened again, with a different presective. I LOVE JEANNETTE WALL'S WORK.
WORK HARD OR DIE
Jeannette Walls is right up there with some of the greats like Stephen King and James Patterson.
This is a light read and has developed a woman living in Arizona on a ranch and her determination to make a good life for herself and her family. Interesting on the life of ranches in the early 1900's.
It was interesting to hear the story read by the heroine's granddaughter. She remembers the way her grandmother spoke and it was authentic to hear Lily's words told by someone who knew what she sounded like.
From the first trial to the last, the heroine is unshakable. She's an incredibly compelling woman.
what a story!
i liked that Lilly's second husband, Jim Smith, was such a decent hard-working guy.
there is an honesty in her voice. she is extremely pleasing to listen to.
Lilly - Grandma Smith. what a character!
read both of Jeanette books
I liked this book, helped explain Glass Castle, which I loved. Story kept me involved and amazed. Actually made me want to read Glass Castle again to see how the mother/daughter Rosemary acted with her own children after she left her mother Lily.