Avid listener. Favorites are stories without war/ gratuitous violence. Nevil Shute: my favorite author: one of his books every other choice.
yes: close your eyes and the colors and descriptions make for a wonderful being-there experience
The insight into the artist-life in Paris in the 1920's
The introduction to the personage of Earnest Hemmingway in a very intimate manner
no! it was great to have time to mull over the different parts of the story and let them be part of my life
Well written and performed about a fascinating time in American/European history with tidbits about famous artists of that era. Too bad audible books aren't accompanied by photos that would deepen the experience.
I've read a lot of Hemingway, but having his stories re-told from a woman's perspective was brilliant.
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.