Loving Frank ranks high on my all-time favorite audiobooks. Easy to follow, a fictionalized true story which begs further investigation into the life of this complicated man.
Great story, controversial characters, heart wrenching and inspiring, and irritating by turns. Most interesting to me was the setting and context for the novel--the women's movement and the political/historical perspective. The story of one woman's journey--against the tide with all the warts and blemishes that go with doing what she did. And of course the famous character that was FLW. True that he doesn't come out a glowing fellow, but certainly an eccentric!
As an admirer of Frank Lloyd Wright's work, I was anxious to hear this story. I'm still a fan of his style, but not of him. What a piece of work he was! I hung in with the story as it got a little slow and draggy in the middle, asking myself if it was not FLW, would I have continued listening? But at the end I was glad I stayed with the story.
Except for her tragic demise, the main character of this novel, Mamah Borthwick Cheney is fairly uninteresting to read about. While she was an early advocate for women's rights, her portrayal was not nearly as engaging as were the parts that dealt with Frank Lloyd Wright. To the credit of the story, I enjoyed learning more about these years of his life and how much he loved and sacrificed for her. I know, I should have gotten a book about FLW. One more critism, the verbal exchanges between Mamah and her children are so trite! My opinion: Sorry, not worth the time.