family tree buff
Pretty high. I really enjoyed it and was sad that it was such a short book. I didn't want to leave the characters.
The foot binding preparations
Yes, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I found this book to be interesting, informative, and well written. Admittedly, the plot is not that great because not a lot happens and it's all very subtle. However, the details are brilliant and it really gave me a sense of life at that time for these women. I love Janet Song's narration - I've listened to several of her performances and I think she's the perfect choice for this specific book.
yes and I have to many
It was harsh and tender in all the right places
I have not listened to her before but she was just the right person for this book
Wow that is too hard. There is a great deal there to explore
This is a book about the deep friendship of two women, but it is also historical fiction do detailed you feel the pain and anguish of these women. Lisa See does a great job I'd definitely recommend this one..
While I enjoyed the story and the message regarding the unique quality of friendship between women, I absolutely HATED the reader. Her interpretation of the words was in a sing-songy and fake emotional voice...I found it very distracting and totally ruined the impact of the story line. The sections about the foot binding are very interesting and give the listener a good insight into this practice and how truly painful it must have been. I may read or listen to other books by this author but NEVER by this narrator.
It really is just a story about friendship. I really enjoyed the glimpse into historical Chinese culture, and the graphic description of foot binding was chilling. But I wanted more to happen with the plot between the two women. It definitely wasn`t near as good as Memoirs of a Geisha.
While the story appears to be about 19th century China--and, it is--to me it was really about the way we women are by times our greatest support systems and by times our worst adversaries: the author has given voice to a group of women who were not allowed one, and at the same time showed us who we are collectively. Beautiful and unwavering in its own truth.