A really great book and reading. It was many things to me - wise, sad, tender, funny, philosophical... It was my first encounter with Philip Roth's work. And what a pleasure! And an exceptional reading performance by the late Ron Silver. I had many excellent moments with Audible. This has been the best so far!!! Thank you!
Deconstruction and disaggregation post world war II American life through the life of Jewish American Seymour Levuv. Swede Levuv it rhymes with the love! I don't feel it was a particularly original story though. it was a fine book and even finer performance from the narrator but I am.beginning to wonder about these Pulitzer prize winning books that leave me less impressed than I would have imagined and even a little underwelhmed.
I thought Ron Sliver's performance was perfect. Growing up in the Midwest at this time, I didn't realize the composition of the movement, how convoluted perceptions can be .
From the opening page this gripping story, read brilliantly by ron silver - full of provocative philosophical dialogue and statements is probably the best I have ever heard. Was so sorry to have it end
The story is gripping and the narration is award quality
yes. I plan to read it again because I'm sure I missed some important clues.
This was not an easy read but worth every minute!
The character development was excruciatingly slow at first. The real story really took dimension late but I'm glad I stuck with it. It was heart wrenching and thought provoking. The author really brought life to the performance.
There are many great books out there. This isn't one of them. Great narration but for me it pretty much ended there. Main story involved daughter of "All American"parents turned Vietnam War protester and activist. Pretty lousy ending to top it all off. Wish I had listened to something else!
Avid book lover and listener. Nuff said for this purpose.
What can I say?
Well I can say if you're not Jewish or have never been around a Jewish family you may be tempted to give up after about 4 chapter, but don't! The syntax may seem too much for you at first however this book is worth any effort you put into it, it's just an incredible story about families from the 40's thru the Vietnam war era.
What can happen to families living the dream in America will surprise and stun you in its depth rendered here by a great author and wonderful reader.