I'll be vague as I think all reviews should be spoiler free... It's a good book if you're in the mood for just a story. It's very slow building for good reason and you might even walk away being moved. I can't really see how anyone wouldn't like this book. Worth a read or listen. (Audio really helped me out with the French names).
Elegant, profound., a great read. A simple story with gripping narration and many "profound thoughts" to share. I loved the reading performance too.
It took far too long to get into the story, the story didn't move because there was far too much going on and on about arrogant , prideful rants. I disliked the main characters for half the book and hated the ending. We lived in France for a while and movies ended just like this book, tragic. I finally like the story and the characters and then the whole thing ends abruptly.
No, too long to get into it and the story was only part story and lots of intellectual snobbery.
I'm a caffeine zombie suffering from constant book hangovers.
without spoiling it an unexpected death in the story, you'll know what I am talking about when you come upon it. you can't miss it.
the dryness and sarcasm
more laugh I do confess to almost tearing up...with laughter.
I love the prose like insight in which this book was written.
A scientist in training with her head in the clouds. With no time to read but plenty to listen, audible has changed my life forever.
Oh most definitely. The story was very well told and the thoughts and dialog thought provoking and full of quirky details that I find enchanting. Really in the most wonderful way, it was quite literally elegant.
Oh so many lovely spoilers would be given by the answer to this question. I will say there were many, but for now: A piece of sashimi. Red October. Cat names. Panties. The Journal of the Movement of the World.
The juxtaposition of an older voice and a younger one. Not to mention the lovely accents to pronounce the words the way my mind never could.
No, it went rather slowly at times and gave you big pieces to chew between sittings. I think this is more a book for savoring than devouring.
I read the prior reviews and gave this a chance, but the characters had no personality traits beyond self-satisfaction with their towering intellects. I listen while on long walks, so depend on books that have some plot or interesting characters. It doesn't matter to me if they are novels, or biography, or history, but they do need to be well written and interesting. While this may have been well written, it was so pedantic that I moved on to another book after chapter 6.
There were some useful observations made by the characters, but they didn't push the characters or the action forward.
If the story hadn't been so tedious. I love a good book that gives its focus to deep character development, but this book did not come close. I tried to come back to this book several times while listening to other books in between trying to give this book a chance. Today I am giving up!
Probably not, I will just have to read the one star reviews more carefully before making a purchase.
I loved Cassandra Morris, Barbara Rosenblat is a different story. Her voice grated on my nerves like sandpaper.
Cassandra Morris's voice
I would like to return this book
annoying, pedantic, annoying.
Could not get attached or interested in the characters, Just wanted them to get over it. I think maybe further in they might become interesting, but couldn't take it that long.