It was a flat line-no ups no downs-just monotone reflection from the perspective of a kid, embellished with an occasional impressive show of vocabulary. I've never read anything from this author and doubt seriously that I ever will again. It was quaint, but didn't even get me to heartwarming-it was actually painful to get through at times.
The narrator was fine, I don't think he could've done much else with the material he had to work with.
I had no idea what to expect from this book or this author and was very pleasantly surprised for the first 11 hours. During the last a good listen became a really stupid story.
I wish all teacher's could/should read this. I've never listened to any other books from Mr. Doing, but I be in the future. It was not what I had anticipated, but better. A plot that kept you guessing and story that was very heart warming. This was a very surprising book. Share it with a teacher. Janet
After listening to numerous books son WWII, this was such a pleasant break. This is an easy book to listen to. There is lots of love in the family.
I loved the narrator of the book. His voice was perfect with the mood of the story. It was a great book and I felt a little "old timey" while listening. The last chapter has an interesting twist. Still don't know if I liked it or not. Hmmmm.....
My book club is now reading this book. A lovely story that made me laugh outloud at times. I loved listening to this as I drove.
How refreshing to listen to a good story about a family that's no disfunctional. I enjoyed the book very much. They characters were engaging, the reading was good. A few good laughs and a little mystery.
Ivan Doig is a wonderful storyteller. He writes in such a way that you are brought into the book right away and don't want to put it down. His characters are real, flawed, funny, and ultimately very human. An excellent book for teens and older.
A paean to boyhood on a Montana homestead, the one-room schoolhouse and Rose, the housekeeper whose ad read "Can't cook, doesn't bite."
Grew quite attached to the brother character. Was a little disappointed with the ending - not as happily-ever-after as I like, but acceptable. Character flaws seemed a out weigh the context of the book - but the writing was good and I got used to the narrator. It was a one-time read, enjoyable, worth the $4.95 sale price.