It took a little while for all the pieces of the story to develop, but once it does it is a wonderful story about generations and connections. The narrator took some getting used too, but it wouldn't keep me from listening again....the voice just doesn't quite fit. Overall, worth the credit.
Yes, the story is good and the mystery keep me interested. I liked the 'magic' of love.
Sebastian, because he was himself and had grown comfortable since high school in who he is. He had wise advise. He was charming. And he was genuine.
I was annoyed by the reading in the beginning. It was clipped and short sounding, like she couldn't find her voice. I couldn't help but think that my kindle mechanical reader would do better. But i hung in there and she soon found her voice and did a good job, though at times the reading still sounded short and choppy, but her characters found their voices!
Say something about yourself!
The performance is great it . You can feel the heat, pace, and even the smell of the south
The girl who chased the moon and some books of south American writers where life always has a bit of magic
Difficult to choose only one scene.
Although I was so caught up by the story that I wanted to listen to all in one setting I recommend to enjoy the book with no rush
This was an okay listen, but it was just okay. I wasn't terribly captivated by any of the characters. It certainly wasn't a waste of time, but it's been a couple of months since I listened to it and I can hardly remember it.
I have enjoyed several novels by Sarah Addison Allen. The best so far has easily been The Sugar Queen. This book lacked a major conflict. It couldn't quite get it's feet under it in the drama department. All great stories need some sort of conflict. There were no stakes in this book. There was a great deal of character development, but all of the characters were comfortable. None of them risked anything major in the book at all. Plot wise this story was lacking.
She seemed fine to me.
Actually I would say that this book needed more scenes from the past in it. Had Allen developed the characters of Georgie and her friends in 1936 the book would have had more conflict and been a great deal more interesting.
The tiny tidbits of magic suggested throughout the book were interesting and fun, there should have been more of those.
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Every so often, I feel the need for the simplicity of a Sarah Addison Allen. Her books are comforting. They are interesting. They are light, but delightful pastimes. I suppose, in a way, she is our touch stone of how we wish things were. She and the narrator Karen White always make for a fun couple of evenings. The slight touch of understated magic is enough to tantalize without bugging us with things like werewolves and wizards. The romance is predictable and sometimes frustratingly obvious, but the soft southern feel rounds out the edges. And, as all good daiquiris do, they leave a little buzz before climbing under the covers at night for a good night's sleep.
I am a retired high school American Sign Language teacher. Ph.D in multicultural Education. Married, 2 grown daughters.
In my "really like it" list.
All of them. Each had a valuable place in the overall story.
She did well with all of them. Good narrator.
No, just couldnt stop listening!
Sarah Addison Allen does it again, produces a "can't put it down" book.
Interesting story, some what predictible
I did not have a favorite character.
I loved her voicing of the characters
Paxton's gramdmother. A true southern lady from a time gone by.
To read, to dream, to love, to experience, to aspire...
I look forward each of her books, each has the right mix of magic, love, south, friendship, families, and a wide range of human emotions, and delicious as the juice of a yummy peach.
I have read several of Allen's books, and have loved every one of them! I love how she brings magic into her stories and it is so believable! Don't miss any of Sarah's books--I can't wait to read/listen to more!