Yes, the story line from my points out how easily we all take things for granted.
yes, it was great!
I read a lot--maybe in the top 40
The different memories each child had of their mother.
sincerity. It was as tho you sat with each child and listened to them tell about and grieve over their mother.
Not your average story line and a pleasant experience.
This is the most amazing reading I have done in a long time. To have most of the family's viewpoint on their mother and each other is truly a wonderful insight in family dynamics. Donna Martinsen, Petersburg, Alaska
I agree with the other reviewers that the narration took a bit to get used to. But I found it worth the wait. It is a poignant story of how a mother loves her children and how, in tragedy, they view their mother in an entirely different light. It reminded me in some ways of "Bridges of Madison County" in that her children were surprised by her "real" life only when she was gone.
I really wanted to love this book but I just couldn't. Found myself thinking......can't we just get on with it? I suppose if you did identify with one of the characters and how they viewed their Mom, that would have been a lightbulb moment for anyone. For me, that didn't happen.
This was the first time I was unable to sit through the reading of an audiobook. I found myself mentally correcting the "tense" used in this book. Not sure if it was suppose to be in the 3rd person, the reference to "you" instead of "I" threw me for a loop and make it difficult to concentrate on the story line.
The insights into rapid shifts in generational values is pretty great. But I found the story line just OK and the conclusion not up to expections set by first half of book.
I don't look anything like that figurine, just love the fact that she's holding a book like that.
Moving, & Thought-Provoking,
We dont often think of the aftermath a family experiences when one of its members goes missing, a member who isnt a child in anycase.
I'll also admit to being a sucker for stories written in second person narrative form.
I appreciated greatly the fact that each chapter is read by its 'thinker'/experiencer (yes I made that word up).
Tears. I often thought of my own mother who is now deceased. I wouldve loved to pick up the phone, call, and ask her 100 questions and listen closely to the answers to things I no longer remember; things I never knew.
This book is very respectful… it whispers. It whispers and slowly you surrender. If you are used to or prefer a barge in jump up and grab you bestseller, this one might be difficult for you. It’s a heartbreaking story, if you don’t appreciate your mom now, after reading this you might appreciate her a bit more. Especially if she was the kind to dote upon you..
Anti climactic. Really no resolution to the story.
there were actually multiple narrators which I liked rather than having one person try to do both genders.
appreciate my mother more