A slow moving book with at least four readers. Very average or below.
The characters are complex, the story line is sometimes difficult to follow, and the change of voices takes getting used to, but it's all well worth the effort. I laughed, I cried, and I was deeply moved!
Boring, disjointed, and difficult to follow. I normally love the narrators in this novel, but perhaps I am missing the gene that would cause me to appreciate this book as others have. I purchased the book because of the literary praise it received from other reviewers, but it did not hold my interest.
Addicted to Audible!
I found this book to be tedious and confusing and despite the great readers I just couldnt get into the characters or the story.
I couldn't even get through this exhausting and most times boring recital of an old, sad man's life. Not very funny or sad or interesting.
Some loves come and go, but some loves last a life time and are never extinguished from our internal worlds. At some points I found this book a little hard to follow in audio form, and wished I could flick back a few pages...but all in all I am very happy I downloaded and listened to this remarkable book.
I admit it was a bit difficult for me to really get into the book in the beginning, but that is nothing new. Once I understood the flow and the character connections it became a wonderful story. Great characterization and such a moving book. I enjoy endings that are not spelled out for you, it always prokes more thought. Don't miss this book.
beautiful and poignant.
I gave this audiobook 3 stars, though I'd probably have given 4 stars except that the plot was difficult to follow in audio form. The narrators were very good, the pacing at times slow, but I cared about the characters and found the humor, especially Alma's, kept me hanging in there despite losing the plot occasionally.
This is a fantastic book, beautifully written and wonderfully narrated. I stayed up late far too many nights listening to this-- the characters pulled me in, and their intertwining narratives kept me interested. The narrators were fantastic and really added to the experience. I highly recommend this, I think it is an exceptional work of modern fiction.