I don't like books where they change characters back and forth to tell the same story in the first person. I stopped listening after about an hour.
The subject matter was not to my taste - an aging woman in an institution and memories of when she was young and beautiful. All the weird stuff in her childhood.
I didn't have a favorite.
I can't really speak to that since I didn't finish this one.
It might be quite a good book - I just didn't care for it - a matter of taste.
The author used words so carefully that the descriptive passages were akin to a visual experience. The characters were finely crafted and interesting without being trite.
The relationship between the two main characters was a bit predictable and the story would have been just fine without the psychiatrist's wife as minor player. I had trouble understanding the point of that character.
The narrator was excellent though in this case, two voices (one for the psychiatrist and one for the "patient") would have been better. The female voice for a male character was a bit difficult to follow.
I'm a fun and creative gal, enjoying the empty nest, my cats and dogs, and of course, my sweet husband. I've enjoyed books my whole life.
I enjoyed this story of an elderly lady in a mental hospital. Hearing the snippits of her life and how she ended up where she was fascinated me.
This story follows the recollections of two lives that intersect. An elderly resident of an asylum and her psychiatrist as she tries to truly recollect her tragic life and as he strives to evaluate her mental state for possible release and also to make sense of his own life. There is a wonderful rendering of Ireland at the the turn of the century, during their civil war and to a lessr extent both works wars. It is beautifully written, poetic and deep celebrating the often unnoticed nuances of life.
I have hundreds of titles in my library and this is one of the worst narrations I have heard. Can't get past chapter two after repeated attempts.
Iiked it. I understand they are making a movie of the book. it should be interesting, I will be sure to see it.
It jumps around a lot and I had trouble keeping track of who was who and when it was. This may have been due to the audio nature of the book and not being able to look back for clarity. The accent of the reader was tough at first but in the end I felt it went well with the story.