I can only think the negative reviews are written by people under 35, or those who had expected something completely different.
I have listened it to 3 times.
I can not make such a comparison.
I am a lover of narrative literature. When I read ( or listen) non-linear stories, I take pause.
However, this is a book ( audio book) worth the time. There is depth, love, despair, sorrow,
just life - without blowups, just life as it happens.
The performance of this story is exceptional, and oh, what a story it is.
The lives of the people living in a small town in Maine, intertwined; a sweet, heartwarming tale.
I had watched the miniseries on HBO, but the audio book, as most books do, told me so much more, so much that I wanted to hear.
A great story, I highly recommend this to anyone!
Enjoyed the format of interwoven stories. It's important to hear the ending before passing judgment on this book. The whole is more than the sum of the understated parts. The performer is perfect for this novel.
Truthfully, I was confused by the random stories thrown in between those of the main characters. Each were interesting but not all were connected. That drove me crazy. Why do that? Performance was adequate. I'm not sure what all the rage is about this book.
Great characters and a fascinating way to tell the story of the central figure of Olive Kitteridge. Thoroughly enjoyed the audio book
Interesting stories, and well written, but man what a depressing book. The performance was good, but this Olive is a somber gal. Make sure your Wellbutrin prescription is fully stocked before you buy this one . . .
This group of short stories started out in a choppy manner and the glimpses of Olive weren't flattering. However each story added a layer and made her more interesting. Loneliness is a dominant theme.
Yes. Interesting life of a woman.
That Olive was an ordinary person/woman.
Reading is too confining for me.
I would not.