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.
I really enjoyed this listen. It weaves 3 stories into one by creating individual story lines that are connected by different periods in the lives of the McClouds. The narrator is engaging and thank goodness his range of inflections allows you to know who is speaking.
I listened to 3 hours of this book and still dont have a clue what it's about. Is it about homosexuals, dogs or what? I just dont know. It was so boring I couldnt stand it. I am very disappointed in this book. Dont waste your money. One star is to much.
This book takes the reader into the homosexual mind and the relationships between himself and other family members. This was the selection for my reading group and so it has become the most unenjoyable book I have ever finished. The people who might like this book are probably liberal, artistic, Greenwich village types who love the intellectual and discuss relationships and interactions between people. I believe the reader will either love or hate this book. She is a very good writer, but in my case I had absolutely no interest in the subject she chose to write about. This might commonly be referred to as a "chick" book.
I can't say that I disliked the book, but neither can I say I really liked it. It took awhile to get used to the narrators accent, but eventually I did and it added to story. The plot was poignant, intriguing, and sometimes heartwrenching. It just didn't come together for me. A bit melancholy and morose. Somewhat disjointed. Worth a try, you might like it more than I did.