Is there a plot in this interminable whining about the good life in New York? I'm halfway through and don't know if I'll be able to finish it. The narration is so monotonous that I lose track of the "story"and have to rewind again and again. It's good for putting me to sleep, though.
Dr. Mom - listen during commutes and while folding the laundry! Love audible!
The story was great but just listening to how the author put words together so beautifully was amazing. I plan to listen again!
Amor Towles crafts such beautiful sentences. Sometimes too beautiful because the storyline gets a bit lost in all the details. The story is captivating, nonetheless. I was sorry when it was finished.
Very interesting story of a young woman winding through history and many characters. I enjoyed this very much and would recommend.
I would listen to it again to savor the exquisite writing and excellent performance.
Definitely a classic. On par with Hemingway and Fitzgerald.
Rules of civility
The narrator dropped her voice for the male characters, which didn't always work. More annoyingly, she added what were supposed to be "endearing" pauses to Wallace's voice, but they sounded more like pre-stomach sickness hiccups. I nearly put the book down for good at that point.
Highly recommended. I enjoyed the book, although I found the epilogue a bit too long.