I enjoyed reading about post WWI life in Europe. Even though this is a work of fiction,
I felt that I learned much about Ernest Hemingway and the writers of that era.
Unlikely, as there are so many others to read.
I would like to have dinner with Hadley,s second husband.
This story inspired me to learn a little more about Hemmingway. I was fascinated by the story and then would do a little research to see if the events were true. I really enjoyed listening to this story.
Say something about yourself!
The person that narrated this book was absolutely PERFECT for the part! I enjoyed every minute of it, even though it was a bit sad and tragic... Glad I read it! Very moving in unexpected ways!
Such rich territory to mine but all I I found was utterly boring characters and writing. How could 1920's Paris and Hemingway's early years feel like nails on a chalkboard? I couldn't finish...Will look at others reviews to see what I missed.
The narration of The Paris Wife was so disappointing and annoying. The narrator seems too old for the part of Hadley. And she reads with such a prissy tone that it is hard to imagine Hadley as the free spirit that Hemenway fell in love with. There is nothing sensual about Carrington's Hadley. And the way she portrays Hemenway, he appears to be Hadley's father, not her lover.
This is more creative non-fiction than a novel, in my opinion.
Yes, I'll be more wary of historical "fiction"
It's interesting to learn more about Hemingway's life, but that's the best of this.
It wasn't a bad listen, but it wasn't a great listen either. The narrators voice made the main character seem somewhat whiny and annoying, but maybe that was the intent. It was a somewhat entertaining story and interesting, and while it didn't disappoint there was something missing. If you like historical fiction, you will probably enjoy it. If you like fast paced reads, this is probably not for you.
Yes. Great story, enjoyable, insightful, honest and real. I lived and felt Hadley and Ernest's relationship and learned more about life in the process. I don't want more from a novel.