Although this novel was well written, as far as being beautifully descriptive with clever word choice, I found the story line to be weak. More depth is needed in the characters to make me really care about what happens to them. The plot could've used more suspense, surprise or conflicts to make the story more compelling. I did enjoy Rebecca Lowman's style and voice though.
Touching, insightful and fun.
The gals of the era are lively and confident. They are strait talkers and shooters and pretty liberated for the times. The characters are flawed (aren't we all?) and still very appealing.
Matter of fact tone went really well with the main character who is a no-frills kind of gal.
Not necessarily. It worked well over time.
I was very engaged by the story being told in this book. I'm not usually one for plot driven novels but I really wanted to know what happened. The emotional content was good enough to hold me but the story line was the winner. It's a clever story and was woven together with some skill.
The writing was over done and not so brilliant. There was a glaring over use of simile but it was tolerable and didn't really detract that much from the story. I thought the narrator was fine.
Well written, educational, and thought-provoking. Loved it. Was sad when it ended wanted the book to keep on going.
While I enjoyed the descriptive writing style of the author, I do not think this book merits all the hype. I might have enjoyed it more in print since I found the narrator droning, depressing, and lacking imagination for character voices.
Wasted my time hoping for an interesting turn to the plot that would make this investment worthy of the last days of summer. It didn't happen. My history textbooks I will be teaching with next week will have more drama!
I live in Scottsdale, Arizona. I have 5 grown children, play ukuele exercise, and read.
After the book got started, I did enjoy it. I do agree with a previous reviewer who said it's probably best for women. I know my husband wouldn't care for it. Overall, I liked the book.
I found the characters unlikeable and the dialog unbelievable. I couldn't find a depth of character in any of them. I ultimately abandoned the book because I found myself wanting to listen to anything else *but* the book.
I found Towles' writing very good and Lowman's reading excellent, but the characters just didn't mean anything to me. I admit that I only made it halfway through the book, so if something interesting happened in the second half, I missed it.
Avid reader....... passionately addicted to Audible!
Rebecca Lowman has an excellent voice.....very nice to listen to. The book was boring......I would not recommend it to anyone