It took me years to get around to reading this book. It is fantastic!! very enjoyable listen. I wish I had gotten to it sooner. Should be required reading for young adults.
New to audible but love the convenience of listening to books while doing mundane household tasks. Mother of 3 whose nest is 2/3 empty as the grown children move on to bigger and better things.
I had not read the print version but it had been on my "list" for years. The audio version did not disappoint so I'll assume it was at least as good as the print version.
There is a scene where Katie rescues her daughter Francie from an attacker by running for a pistol hidden in their home. That was quite a memorable scene.
The scene where the young children "catch" a large tree thrown at them to bring home as their Christmas tree was definitely one of my favorites.
Katie is the most memorable character for me because she is such a strong woman who manages to bring up her children in such extreme poverty with such love and happiness despite their unfortunate lot in life.
The narrator of this audiobook did a great job with all the characters. I also like how the book shows that money does not buy happiness and that the love of family can sustain you through the worst of circumstances. I also like how Francie, despite the less than fortunate upbringing, just loves Brooklyn, her childhood home.
About a girl
I can't think of any.
Didn't like the narrator. Very robotic and ended her sentences in questions.
Before the war: a tale of a Brooklyn girl pre-WWI
Its relevance to life then and now. It's timeless.
Of course, the protagonist, Francie Nolan! Why? Because without her, the story could not exist.
I love all of her characters, she is very good at every accent of the different immigrants of that time.
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
I am sorry I have not read this story sooner. I love the story and the narrator brings the story to life. I'm currently on my second listen. I'll probably listen to it over and over. I love it!
I've loved this book since I was a young girl. Now the audio version is one of my favorites. When I can't find anything to listen to, I can always go to this one. I never tire of it. Kate Burton has a lovely voice and does a nice job narrating.
This book is not my normal read, however, it may be one of my favorite books after reading. Glad I did not pass this one up.
I loved this book. Everything about it was wonderful. A great story, great characters and the narration by Kate Burton is just wonderful. I know I will be listening to this again.
best audiobook ever
there were to many to list
Get this book for 15 hours of happiness
My mother loved this book when she read it as a young girl in the early 40s. I loved it when I read it in the early 60s. I've been recommending the book ever snce to young girls. And I just finished it again, only to enjoy it all over again.
The story describes poverty in early 20th century in Brooklyn but the reality of Francie Nolan's youth could be almost any time, any place. I recommend it highly for everyone. I hope it will bring the joy, it has brought to me.