This book takes you to another time but in a way that doesn't seem theatrical or unrealistic. The performance was wonderful and the storyline full of interesting characters. Certainly worth your time.
Having heard this when Sirius XM had the book channel I decided to start from the beginning. This is now my favourite book. I listen to it when I'm on the road for work or driving for travel. Love this and the narrator is awesome
Eclectic bookworm...I listen to a little bit of everything. Give up after listening to something for 20 minutes and don't like it.
This was a really great audiobook. My primary critique is that the main character / narrator could have been more developed. It was unclear how she seamlessly went from the Russian immigrant working class to hanging out with upper class people her age. My personal perspective is that that going from one extreme to the other is somewhat of an anomaly warranting further explanation.
Another thing that irked me a little was the overzealous use of idiomatic phrases like "it's a Cracker Jack day!" And "Off with your head!" My mom who was born about 13 years after the book takes place (the book takes place in 1938) said that those kinds of figures of speech were common back then because life was simpler and people were less cynical. Still, I feel like it would have been better if the phrases and idioms were sprinkled more sparingly because I found them a bit disruptive to the narrative. Otherwise though, it was a great listen!!
Loved this story and this performance. Some books may be better enjoyed aloud and this is one of them. Similarly, White Oleander was a pleasure to listen to. The performer had the perfect inflection and tone for the main character. The story was interesting and timeless.
beautifully written and expertly performed it was a beautiful story of love and loss in the early 20th century.
The prose, the characters, the depth of the characters. I listened once, and immediately listened to again. I've never done that before.
They were all my favorites, Kate, Evelyn, Tinker...
Oh gosh, too many to mention.
Loved it. A great listen.
I think this book would be enjoyable in either print or audio though Rebecca Lowman was a PERFECT choice for the main character.
I appreciated Katie's confrontation of Anne as well as her reflections of Tinker after finding out his secret.
Her smooth and even keeled voice was a perfect choice for Kathryn.
I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy this book based on the first couple chapters but it grew on me and I came to appreciate the smart and thoughtful writing style.
Good story. Great narrator. I loved the narrative so much this was an easy read. the book was great until the end. I felt it should have ended differently.
A terrific story of a young woman's eventful year as she strikes out on her own in the jazzy, gritty whirl of New York in the late thirties. Katie Content gives us the regular-girl narrator's perspective on the beautiful people crowd she falls into and the baffling characters that people her new New York, itself practically a character. Towles gives poetic voice to this sharp, sensitive, grounded young lady, and the narrator gives life and tone. A beautiful, heartbreaking, uplifting tale of youthful ambition and romance, and a love song to a New York that was.