Henry. He shows what love beyond any limitations (time, race, perceptions, expectations....) can feel like
Love, beginning and ending
Especially poignant if you happen to live in Seattle.
I really enjoyed the narration of this book. Chin did a great job bringing the varied characters to life - including the young girl and the seasoned Jazz musician). The story was sweet and provided some interesting insight into Japanese and Chinese cultures in America during the second World War.
Randee and Dan
This book was a nice love story. I guess I need to find an actual history book to read more about the day to day lives in the relocation camps.
The most interesting aspect was the fact that so much of the Japanese people's belongings had to be left behind or destroyed when they were relocated.
The intonation of the character's voices was very good
Yes on the movie or TV show. No comment on the actors.
I was hoping to hear more about the day to day life in the relocation camps.
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet is ranked very high among my list of audiobooks.
This is a bittersweet story of two young people during the evacuation of Japanese Americans to internment camps during World War II, shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Ford's characters come to life on each page and by the end of his story you literally have a lump in your throat. Beautifully written and wonderfully told by Feodor Chin.
Chin does a great job moving between characters. You almost feel that there is more than one narrator.
Buy this audible, you won't regret it!
I enjoyed listening to this audiobook.
When the meaning of the title was reviled.
The finding of the record.
As a person with dyslexia, audio books give me the opportunity to "read" wonderful books that I would otherwise miss. Thank you for this fabulous service.
This book had been recommended to me several times by the same person, but I just hadn't gotten around to it. I'm sorry I waited so long.
I like a book that has a great story, interesting and believable characters, good writing, and information. This is the whole package.
I knew very little about the Japanese internment in the US during WWII. Now I want to learn more.
The narrator is first-rate. He does a nice job with the female characters and gives a hint of an accent when appropriate without being difficult to understand.
This would be a very good book for anyone from a teenager on up. The lesson is universal and timeless.
I really enjoyed this book. Normally I don't care for books that go back and forth between times, but this one was easy to follow and made the story better. The reader was perfect. The author keeps you guessing (and hoping) what the end will be and gives a better understanding of that part of history. Great Book!
I grew up near Seattle, and lived there during the period when those Japanese that were interred during the war were coming back to the area. Later, I was in a church with several families. This book brought tears to my eyes several times....but it's a good read.
The history of the conflict in our homeland through the eyes of a child and then an adult. I highly recommend this for kids age 14 plus. If you care about the inner conflicts in our culture, read this and you will gain a different perspective of the US culture.
I don't know,
The description of the young man and how he was mistaken as Japanese and he was Chinese.
No, but it kept me coming back and I truly wanted to read the entire story.
Recommend this to teachers and history teachers.
A reader may enjoy this book more than a listener. The narrator pauses in the wrong places, is somewhat monotone and places emphasis in the wrong places.
No. The author seems repetitive, explaining every detail rather than allowing for the possibility of a reader having some intelligence.
This book came highly recommended however I am so bored by Chin's slumbering voice that I can't stay awake and the story is lost.