Mom, married, website designer, portfolio manager in self-imposed exile (yeah Greg Smith!!), former California native, Episcopalian.
This is the best book I've listened to in over a year. The story is mesmerizing and the narration is superb.
The first few chapters are wonderful...then the author loses complete control...by the end one can't help but wonder, what happened?
There are so many better options out there...The Kite Runner...West Into the Night. Don't waste your time on this one. That 13th tale is one of disappointment. (I wish I could have been more supportive, but I felt a victim of a 'bait and switch' con.)
I didn't know there was already a lot of hype about this book. I downloaded it simply because it sounded good. WOW, was it ever! I LOVED it! My dog got so many long walks while I listened to this because I couldn't turn it off! I loved the narration as well. It might just be me, but I love an English accent, and it drew me right in! I highly recommend this book.
I loved this book, both the plot and the characters, and the narration is absolutely lovely. A wonderful novel for book-lovers, it is mesmerizing and I truly felt I knew the characters and cared about them. This is a great book.
What I mean to say by my title, is that I was not expecting the content of this book to be what it was given the summary plot and that it was published last year. I won't delve into it anymore for it will ruin the beauty of it. However, after you've finished it you'll understand :) Anyhow, it reminded me of classical english novels, which I absolutely adore, thus explaining my love for this book. I just can't say enough. loved loved loved it!
The language and characters flow and interweave like a fine belgian tapestry. Like one of the characters favorite books, Jane Eyre , it is a rich, dark, gothic tale that never bores! I couldn't put it down.
It started off slowly, but boy when it got going, I was lost in it. What a great storyteller Ms. Satterfield is. I enjoyed her characters and was caught up with the story within the story. I would like to read what else this author has done as her development of the characters was fantastic and her style is great. I look forward to more.