The story was interesting and engaging but although Ms. Walls is an excellent writer, the narration was awful.
The performance was flat. It did get slightly better as the book progressed but it was not good. I've listened to hundreds of audio books and this was the worst narration ever. I wanted to stop listening and run to get the print version. This one is truly a better read in print.
Hearing this crazy story and having no idea where things were going to go next.
The visit to the zoo.
Hearing the story in her own voice made it believable. If an actor had read it one would have a difficult time believing it was true.
Given all that the Walls children endured, it is amazing to see the strength of their family.
i love the story and i love Jeanette's voice and her narration! read her book
Jeanette because of her tenacity and fairness.
i listened to
all of it.
such a good story and writing. i didn't want it to end.
It's refreshing to find a book that contains no underlying political message. It takes a lot of courage to write such a book.
In rates in the top 30 of the audible books I've listened to - which is over 300.
I liked the main character and her strengths. Not enough space to go into detail.
Favorite scene was when she, at 15 years of age, rode horse for several days, alone, to reach her destination.
What a great story, there were times where I could hardly believe this was a true story. I'm going to have my daugther read it when she gets older and recommend it to others. It's uplifting that Jeannette Walls came from poverty, moved through life so positively and was determined to make a good life for herself. It could have been so easy to follow in her parents footsteps or into a life of drug abuse. I highly recommend this book and believe it should be required reading in high school.
Yes, it was recommended to me and I would recommend it to my friends. The picture provide of the places she lived. The functionality of the family - how the children survived
This was the first one - and I did enjoy it
When she saw her mother on the street in NY. The emotions she expressed and how she walked through their lives
I had heard rave reviews about this book. Granted, the author overcame some big obstacles in life, but in general I found the story and the writing to be sophomoric. It read more like an oral recounting of a number of stories pieced together. Some were entertaining but on the whole, I found the book pointless and laborious.
Great book, this book make you think and give you new perspective on our common modern life.
I enjoyed this book so much I was sad to come to the end. It was completely absorbing. Time slipped away while I got lost in the life of Jeannette and her family as they lived lives I couldn't have imagined. Intresting people rarely have a boring past!