I love the way the story is told through multiple perspectives linked together by one book. The story is simultaneously triumphant and heartbreaking.
I couldn't stop listening. I listen while working out and this book kept me motivated to stay in the gym and on the machines longer than ever. I truly want to go back and listen again.
I am addicted to listening! I have great memories of my dad reading wonderful books to us as we grew up. So, if I'm driving, I'm listening!
What a wonderful story of love and human relationships tied together across time and miles. This book really captivated my heart and imagination the way few books are able to do. The narration is spot on as well!
4.5 stars in all categories.
I adored this book when I first read it, and I always planned to re-read it. When I saw the great reviews for the Audible version, I decided to listen instead of reading. What an enjoyable experience! The "Leo" chapters are particularly wonderful, as is the narration by George Guidall. I was disappointed each time the novel switched from Leo's lyrical voice to Alma's adolescent angst and her endless lists. I would give 3 stars to the "Alma" chapters, and 5 stars to the rest of the book.
This was a very good book - but I must say that those who read (performed?) it were exceptional. They truly made the characters come to life in a way that only happens for me when I am the one doing the reading.
So very well done.
This was an interesting and well-told story.... But I was often muddled as I fumbled through distortion and time which was a kaleidoscope shifting all the way through. As the self-doubting characters struggled for truth, I found I was doubting my own ability to follow them...but in the end I was moved and glad I did. Go after the truth, but don't expect to find it, and you just might.
If it had been a history of love or something like it. It was not and if there was a summary, I missed it.
Narrator was fine
All of them. I expected something philosophical like "The History of God."
I think was fooled by the title or got the wrong book.
No, only because of the dark, heavy parts of the story - added depth, but not the kind of book I read a second time.
the stories from his childhood, when he had to run and hide.
When he found his love in the US only to realize she had married someone else.
I am still a little confused by the end (no spoilers); I liked the story, found it engaging, but the confusing ending left me without closure, neither satisfied nor surprised.
I loved this book when i read it a couple years ago. It's a nontraditional love story through the lives of many.
Bird for making the ending happen.
I like that more than one voice was used.
It made me both laugh and cry and want to read it yet again.