Yes, I really enjoyed both the story and performance of this book. I think that the stories were really each very interesting and well told. I loved the magical realism, and I loved how the stories moved in time to cover the history of the town and some of its families. It was really interesting to trace an evolution of place names and folk lore. I though that Hoffman's use of the idea of tracing the evolution of town lore was so interesting, and I thought it really worked in this book. I think it was also a perfect type of audio book because it could be listened to very easily in parts.
I greatly enjoyed her ability to convincingly narrate as a character in the 1600s and as a character in the 1970s.
Lawyer practicing corporate and family law
I get on some level what the author was trying to do here, the generations building on each other, and maybe in that respect she pulled it off. I don't like, however, that none of the characters were around long enough to be fully developed. I didn't have time to learn to like, love or despise them, so that I might miss them at the book's end, as happens with really good books. It might be better to read this one in hard copy so that you can more easily look back to recall the significance of the current chapter's characters. Just didn't enjoy it.
this book did not disappoint. Her books are quirky and fun, full of unusual characters which leaves you with a feeling of everything works out in the end.
Difficult to listen to if distracted. I did not fell the caracters came together in the end and was dissapointed.
It was just not catchy enough. I tried three times to listen to this book, just couldn't continue. This just doesn't happen to me