I did listen to Half Broke Horses, which I liked much better, but I probably would not listen to anything else without a very good recommendation. I really did NOT like this book, at all!
I think as the author she is too close to the story, and has only limited performance skills.
It was a waste of time. I did not find it entertaining or enlightening, just depressing and dismal.
Ms. Walls life story certainly suggests she has done well from difficult beginnings, but honestly there was just too much of the irresponsible mother and father who simply could not be bothered to raise or care for their children once they'd gotten around to having them.
I love classics and non-fiction!
Such a great story; happy, sad, all of the emotions. It's well written and well read. You'll be glad you chose this book.
I love this book so much I told my kids that I would pay them $50 to read this book. I love how Jeanette tells the beauty of love, intelligence and wonder her parents gave her. How simple things could shine with importance and how strong the human spirit is. I learned so much about life choices and how skillful one must be to survive homeless. Despite severe neglect, three out of four kids banned together to make a life for themselves, such as they had never seen before or could have dreamed of This book is so inspirational, and I feel should be required reading in every college Social Work program . Bravo!
I liked the sorry. It flowed well. The narrator didn't sound like she was comfortable reading it even though it was her own writing.
This is a difficult story to hear at times. It exposes the complexities in human beings. What a beautiful story of beauty from ashes. I love this story and have immense respect for the author and her siblings!
Absolutely! Although it took me a little bit to fully get into the story, once I did I couldn't wait to find out what happened!
Jeannette probably wouldn't be the best career narrator, but her delivery and accent reading her own memoir was pure authenticity, and once I realized that, I thoroughly enjoyed the ride.
I just couldn't believe there were parents in this day and age that were so oblivious to their children's basic needs! I couldn't believe what these children endured until they were old enough to care for themselves. Amazing. Fascinating. An awesome listen!
It's always refreshing to hear a book written in the author's own voice- the reader gets the intonations, pausing and emphasis directly from the source. Jeanette walls does a wonderful job with her wonderful story that captivated me the entire experience. I would heartily recommend this touching memoir to anyone and everyone!!