It waffled and meandered with no storyline.
Not have written it.
The readers have harsh, irritating voices. I shall avoid them in future.
I couldn't finish the story so can't say.
One of the most pretentious books I've read/listened to and a waste of money. Thank goodness I bought this one on special. I would have been very angry if I'd paid full price.
I loved the humanity and tenderness of it
The interweaving of characters was brilliantly done.
It made me cry.
A must listen.
When Renee is not recognize by two women in her building, she ponders how people don't really see people for themselves and she herself,
I enjoyed the story but the woman narrating the concierge role must be a heavy smoker. Her voice detracts from the story and the character. I had a difficult time listening to the audio without wanting to quit in the middle. If the audio was rerecorded with another narrator, it would do the story justice.
engaging, literary, humourous
too many to pick
Rosenblatt is always amazing. Really captured the essence of the main character/narrator.
Several, but hard to specify without giving away important plot direction.
One of my favorites.
Say something about yourself!
In spite of--or because?--the characters are so odd, flawed, not totally consistent (consonant!) annoying even--. I would not have missed this for anything. Like dear friends who are sometimes exasperating, I hung in there with them, listening patiently. And, surprise, when the book came to an end, too quickly, I find I miss them terribly but was very glad they were part of my life.
I loved the performance and (eventually) loved the characters. I look forward to an listen.
This story is sophisticated and the language is beautiful; yet it's a tale of simple kindness and respect for each other. The author shows us beauty in the young and old; those who are similar and different. The narration was fantastic. Out of more than 200 listens, it's one of my top 3.
After two hours, I just couldn't take any more. It just felt like a couple of pretentious obnoxious people talking about themselves and their philosophy endlessly. Could they be any more self absorbed? I really hope they find each other and a way out of their morass.
Two stars because it seemed unfair to give a book I didn't finish only one.
I chose this book because I know Barbara Rosenblat is a good narrator. It was unsettling at first. I am glad that I stuck with it. It is a very moving story.