Love a great book that stays with you long after you've finished it.
Skip this one. Yes it is well written & considered a classic but that doesn't make it an interesting read. I usually finish a book in 4 days, this one took 2 weeks. Choose another.
This is a story about death and decay. I'm too old to listen to it and gave up after 1/2 hour.
Wallace Stegner's insightful look at life, and death, is a delight. Beautifully narrated, a joy to listen to.
dull, dull, dull. I just couldn't care about these self-centered academics. The closest they got to lifting their eyes from their own navels was to gaze at those of their friends.
I found this book to be what other reviewers said - a satisfying and moving description of a life long friendship between two couples. But I also saw more: these couples had experiences and tragedies that changed and molded them in unique ways. How they reacted was really the heart of the story.
A writer writing a book about writing a book.
Poe made this poor book worth enduring to the end. Bless his heart for having to read it.
Just not an interesting storyline.
Absolutely! The story of the Langs and the Morgans... their strong friendship, through the ups and downs of life. Good job, Mr. Stegner!
His dialogue scenes were difficult to track who is speaking. With a book so heavily reliant on it, Mr. Poe could have differentiated voices better.
Yes! I wanted to know what happened to the Langs and Morgans. Good book, quietly unassuming, and captivating.
This is not my favorite Stegner book... that is reserved for the Big Rock Candy Mountain... but this is solidly captivating.
A librarian who loves to read, whether in print or in the air
Another review that I read said that this book was like "the Anti-Gatsby" - nothing really out of the ordinary happens except the development of a lifelong friendship between two married couples. A story richly told of lives well-lived, this book is a lovely portrait of how friendships are formed and kept over the course of a lifetime.
I am a miracle worker. Doing what I can to choose love over fear.
I like the story about the happenings between people. I bought this because it is talked about in the first chapter. Since it is said to be "Everyone's favourite book". I do however sometimes think classics are so hyped that people like myself feel extremely strange because we are unable to rave about it. I even questioned if a chapter was missing since I feel it does a jump in there, which made me go back and listen to that part again.
In addition, "A thousand splendid suns" which they also talked about took my breathe away. Maybe I got my hopes up about this because it was mentioned in the same book. I will give it a second chance.
Maybe if Jeff Harding had read it.
Typical news voice. Clear yet boring.
Yes, because I would feel I had to.
I would tell everyone to give it a try. If you love "The end of your life book club."