I had trouble getting through the first 2 sections and almost stopped listening to it. The third section really picks up, though.
yes, with a lot of editing
However; too much profanity. Otherwise, a great story and a heart-warming ending.
Luther killing the "Deacon".
Luther--and of course, Danny.
A tale of two men
The reader did an incredible job narrating and changing his voices to fit each character.
I would listen to a story like this one in the future.
there were many memorable moments - I always enjoy when characters who lead separate lives come together and become part of the same story, when people of diverse cultures find more similarities than differences.
There were a lot of fav characters.
It's a good title
Definitely worth reading and the performance added a lot to the story.
The only part(s) I didn't like were the portions that included Babe Ruth. It didn't seem to flow with the story and could easily have been left out. (Our book club wondered if it was added in the editing process as it really felt crammed into the book.)
It was very hard to follow. It followed too many people for me feel attached to any of them.
I loved "live by night" so I thought I would like this one. I was very wrong.
I couldn't finish it. It was too distracting.
I really enjoy books with interesting plot lines and an historical element. This book has both. You go back in time to 1917 (I think). All the little details are there - the daily habits of the people, the sights, sounds and smells. Plus race relations, politics, labor history, and baseball. I recommend.
Michael Boatman's Boston and Irish accents.
A certain sophistication that is a part of his image.
Great frigging story!
East of Eden, Pillars of the Earth maybe because it pulls you in very quickly. The character development is phenomenal. I did not want to stop listening. Very good story, thought provoking and extremely entertaining.
I haven't but will look for them in the future. He did a great job.
If I could have I would have. It was really good.
I highly recommend this book. It goes on a very short list of all time favorites.
One of the most enjoyable.
The sensation of being there then.
The last scene of father and son in Boston.
NO! The history of our country is not always a pretty one or a nice one. Some of this book was just too intense, I had to take a break from it now and then. It was always easy to return to, I could not wait to finish it. I needed time to sort of digest the information, and I felt as if I was there, it felt very real to me.
We all have had history in school, my school gave us a “thumbnail” sketch of these times. I found this book to be compelling, and entertaining. I liked the characters, and the story. It did not feel contrived to me, and I feel it gives a clearer picture of what times were like in those good ‘ol days.
I liked the historical fiction, but it could have used less description and more action.