This surprisingly solid and heartfelt debut is a tender yet powerful story of the various way families develop and the consequences of choices made and chances taken. Glass? characters are remarkably true and stay with you for a long time; every time I see or hear the title for this book, the stories of Fenno McLeod and of his family and the events that take place during the coarse of three different Junes wash over me like an old family quilt. With his quiet Irish brogue, John Keating?s narration is steady, adding another subtle layer to the story. This is a slowly paced book but with a controlled momentum that drives the novel to a nuanced and powerful conclusion. Three Junes is a novel that I often recommend for Glass' beautiful writing and the emotional resonance that lingers long after the book is finished.
I thought this to be a delightful book! I finished it over two weeks ago and I still miss the characters. Julia Glass created wonderful real-life characters that you could love, and Keating brought their character to life. I looked forward every day to listening and I know I'll listen to it again.
Written in a manner that gives you a personal view of the main character. I enjoyed this book immensely. I found the ending particularly good and it definately give an insight to the entire book and character. Wonderful book.
Overall, a decent listen, though I found the American voices to be one voice, really, and some of the gay characters a little too stereotypical to have any substance as characters
I have tried for over a week to get into this book. I have relistened to it over and over, but just do NOT CARE for any of the characters............. and please get rid of the narrator, it is impossible to listen to.......
Too much to follow on audio. Who's who? Difficult to go back and look it up. Switches from here to there with no warning and allowing for the mind to wander off track.
This book was not worth my effort; I quit at half way through.
A wonderfully well written book about relationships, family, friends, and imperfection. The action here is about relationships, imperfection, and hidden truths. The story (relationship) line does jump back and forth, just as past events shape all of our lives in the present. I found this enriching and not difficult to follow. Full of revelations about being human. Keating's reading is superb. A must "listen".
I listened to the book. Maybe I was expecting something different. I thought that the character relationships weren't tied together that well. The book would jump forward and backward in time which was a little difficult for me via audio.