I am pretty picky when it comes to narrators....Rebecca Lowman does a fantastic job here. The story doesn't hurt either! Amor Towles does a fabulous job capturing a juicy slice of this era in American history...
While reading/listening to this story, I could really picture the 1930's in New York. It felt almost like I was there. And the way the author wrote it seemed to really fit with the times. It was also a really good story. The narrator did a great job, she was pleasing to listen to and did great with the various characters.
Sure, I would probably try another.
Rushed - but I was pleased with the ending.
Kate - Sandra Bullock
Tinker - Brad Pitt
Eve - Charlize Theron
I realize this book represented a different class, is set in New York City and is fiction - but I would question so many women being unchaperoned and having sex during that era.
I have mix feelings as I write this review. A part of me wants to write a negative review about the author because there too many similes and it is a bit overwritten, but the narration from Rebecca Lowman is just smooth and not tiring to listen to. If you ever watched HBO's series "Girls", Amor Towles' first novel is very similar to the TV show, but its set in the 30's, also in Manhattan. Going to clubs, going to work, falling in love, something tragic happens and "The End", is pretty much the story of any book in this genre.
I can see why there are so many raving reviews and I can also understand the opposite side. As for my comments for this review, I am neutral as I express my thoughts on this book. Having a good narrator is equally important as having good content. The audio publisher got this one right by getting the right person to perform this title. It's hard to find the right voice.
I rarely listen to books twice.
She did them all well, but was better with the women, but did do a great Tinker Grey.
I avoided this book because it was a debut novel, and am sorry I waited so long. It is interesting that a male author has much better developed female characters than male characters, but it is still a wonderful story. I will look for more of Towles books.
Bright intelligent women
Fall on Your Knees, a picture of a life for a woman in her times.
None in particular.
The imagine of Eve and Teddy and his shock at her news leaving him so adrift he runs the boat they are on ashore.
There were likely lots of women in this age who did not live up to the culture of a the women of that day.
Wonderful characters. The protagonist was a young lady about town in NYC with a natural touch of refinement. The reader's (Amor Towles) incredible voice, like cream, lent class and charm to the character.
I wish there were more books read by Amor Towles
I just loved this novel. It was one of the best that I've read in a while and I am a voracious reader. It is pleasantly dry and witty. The narrator has a beautiful voice and really brings each character to life. The novel is written just so that you have to think--but not so much that it is an academic exercise rather than an enjoyable novel. Looking forward to future works by this incredible author.
The story was so boring. I kept waiting for something interesting to happen, and it never did, in my opinion.
I found it hard to care about the protagonist.
First and only book I'll get by her.