While looking for a good book club read, took the advice of our waiter. Oh why? This book got such good reviews, but after struggling to finish it, I can't say I agree at all. All other members were unable to get through it.
Most memorable moment was reading Nuria's words and the story written by her. The development of the characters was magnificent. I felt I became friends with each character as I progressed in the book.
Although the story is complex and sometimes difficult to follow, the author developed the characters well and the story was engaging. I was compelled to listen to the book to the end through all of the twists and turns.
When Daniel reads the story of Nuria and Julia
The music in the background was terribly distracting. It almost caused me to quit listening several times. It seems as if somebody thought the music would add atmosphere or emotion but it does nothing of the sort. I wish there was a way to turn it off!
Layered Barcelona mysteries
Intriguing stories within stories and complex characters
Excellent narration but the music often overwhelmed the narration.
The music spoiled the book because it was too loud and obtrusive. Would have been OK prior to the beginning of the narration but not concurrent with the story.
A child's love for books starts him on an adventure that defines his life into his adulthood.
A lesson that things often are not how they seem.
Beautifully written and skillfully narrated. This book captures your interest and leaves you wondering what will happen next. Characters are well developed and the narrator brings each to life. A rich tapestry of love, life, life, mystery, tragedy, and triumph over life's challenges. Highly recommend this book to others.
A captivating tale that had be guessing throughout and very entertained. The voices were just perfect for the characters and nice music too
A good story but needlessly convoluted and verbose at times. It detracted from the flow. I enjoyed the character development and the bacdrop of Spain. Fermin was the character that stole the show in my opinion.