I love the characters. And I love the story. I also love the many stories within the story of this book. The interview with John Irving at the end is great.
yes, the narration was amazing, and part of the central story is the sound of Owen Meany's voice, which the narrator portrayed beautifully.
Possibly The Goldfinch, I say this because the story IS the story, I wasn't racing to the end to find out what happened, I was completely engrossed in the characters and their lives,
I don't think so
I am not a writer, but it would have to be something like "It's not always in our hands to decide the work we do with them" or something about "Faith and Prayer, Faith and Prayer..."
I enjoyed this book so much I didn't want it to end. The characters reminded me that we all have things about ourselves that bother us but they aren't really such a big deal. Owen Meany embraces life and makes his differences his strengths.
.., in fashions I had not expected. I loved being pulled in unexpected directions. John Irving managed to take hold of me all the way through this book and I'm certain I need to read more of his works.
Owen's view of the world
The slow reveal of the story, the characters and their depth
I've read A Prayer For Owen Meany twice in the past 20 years. I chose it as my first audible book as a sort of test: could such a wonderful book translate into a "read aloud" format? Could the voice of "THE VOICE" be accurately transposed from the one that Irving had created in my mind's ear? The readers did an excellent job.
I did find the pace of the reading a bit slow and I opted to increase the reading speed to 1.25 which worked better.
there is nothing like a long walk in the woods with a good book in one ear and mother earth in the other!
This book made me laugh and cry its a funny but interesting an sad by the end i was in love with all the characters!
One of the best books - worth its length.
The story was not always chronological but always kept moving along.
Owen Meany - wow, I was blown away with how Joe Barrett captured the essence of his voice.
Johnny Wheelwright, the narrator, to ask him about his decision to leave the US.
John Irving is an amazing writer - from The World According to Garp and The Cider House Rules to this book about a strange and captivating character.
Librarian, father, fantasy fool and tech enthusiasts.
My first and only Irving book was Hotel New Hampshire. I therfor had high expectations... An it delivered in every way!