I'm 75% through this book, don't know how it ends, don't care. The narrator has a nice Scottish burr which is the only interesting thing in the book.
The tale switches back and forth in time and from one continent to the next, with no "headings" or announcements. You just have to figure out where you are in time. Dead people are living again, so you must be in the past. A character is dead in one chapter, alive in the next, over and over and over.
No plot. Way more about disfunctional lives than I want to know.
I listen to it at night and it helps me fall asleep. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
If you enjoy soap operas and fiction in women's pulp magazines you may like this, otherwise save your time. The writing is quite passable, in a creative writing course kind of way, but the characters and everything they do and feel are so shallow and inconsequential that boredom will set in very quickly. I struggled through nearly three chapters but it didn't get any better so I gave up. It was impossible to care about anyone in the book, any more than they seem to really care about anything in their lives. The dialog is wooden and predictable - the only entertainment I got from the book was in guessing what the next statement was going to be, and I was right most of the time.
This was a difficult book to listen to in the car but it might be nice to hear it relaxing at home. But who has the time? I liked the reader but I kept getting lost and sometimes it was hard to understand while driving.
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.......