The story is a classic for a reason. The narrator's regular speaking voice is pleasant but she uses an annoying accent for the dialogue. It makes me dread parts of the book with dialogue to the point where I wish I were reading the book instead of listening to it.
I am glad that I waited all these years to finally read this book. Had I read it as a child, the wonderful message and language might have been lost on me. But I know I would have enjoyed it all the same.
I don't know what took me so long to read this critically acclaimed novel. I am 40 and I have loved to read since I was old enough to scribble what was supposed to be my name on my first library card. I'm not sure this book wasn't brought into my life until now, but I am so grateful and plan to start it over again immediately!!
A hopeless book lover
Love both but the audio version more. The narrator brings everything to life for me.
When Katie talks to Francie about romantic love, first as a mother, then as a woman. A very powerful moment indeed.
Too many but getting flowers from her father when she graduated brought me to tears.
I read this book as a young girl and many times since. I always come away with something more. A truly wonderful book.
Wonderful story of early 20th century immigrant life. Characters were very fleshed out and real. My only regret was not knowing about this book decades ago... I would've loved reading it in my teen years when I had more time for reading.