Patriotic. Heartwrenching. Real.
I cried through easily half of this book The portrayl of the family, and especially the pre-teen girl was spot-on! The deployment of a mother and wife to Iraq, leaving her family behind and her husband in charge of everything, was heart-wrenching, as was her return. It is an angst-filled story of heroism, personal growth, change, and love. Could not stop listening. The narrator did a wonderful job with all the characters, but I particularly loved the accent of the mother-in-law perhaps best.
this book takes you right from the start and never lets you go , such a great story with heart warming friendships .. love that goes flat after years of marriage and a heartfelt commitment of a mother and a soldier ... tear jerker for sure ,but very very good !!!!
I haven't read alot of Kristin Hannah's books before but I really liked this one. I will read more and be encouraged if her other books are better than this one.
Yes, it is just done to perfection!
The life of a woman helicopter pilot and her best friend who left family back home and had to go off to Iraq and suffer then return to home life again and not feel like sshe fits in and has terrible nightmares about what happened to her in Iraq and her marriage and family back home!!!
No I have not but I shall get more after listening to this!!
yes, many times, I cried and cried it is all so true! The author Kristin Hannah is now my favorite and I shall now get and listen to all her books.
I just could not put this audio book down...almost 15 hours and was just spellbound by it and all the information and reseach the author put into this book. She is outstanding!...
Yes loveed the story
You no there are a lot of very good books out there but if u don't have a good narrator. You cant get In to it and she is great
the best character was the friendship between the women
I wish the children had been better conceived. the elder daughter was so bad that she was unbelievable, the younger, just comic relied
Shed a few tears through this one. Found it very emotional and heartwarming and very well written AND narrated. Beautiful storyline. The only problem I had with it was the daughter and her behavior from the beginning. I realize she was a teen and I remember THOSE days when my girls were teens and grating on my nerves. NEVER remember them being THIS way or rather to this extent. As the story unfolded though, much came to light and I came to love all of these characters. (Of course, I realized - it IS just a book.) LOL! Definately worth listening to. Kept me wanting more.
I loved that Hannah portrayed a point of view of war that I had not really considered, and it really touched my heart. I also loved that the general story line with regards to the relationships of the characters was soemthing everyone could relate to.
It ended up being Michael because I admire that he stepped up to the plate as a father and husband. I could not stand him at first, but was proud that his eyes were opened, as well as his heart.
She brought more life and animation to the characters.
A family's life is saved through the consequences of war.
This book had a profound inpact on me. First it deals with a family women going off to war and being a woman myself I really identified with the main character. It then dealt with the diability of losing a body part and the recovery process and the effects of war on the "soul" causing PTSD. The author did an amazing job and changed my whole reality of war and the heros that come home and have served our country. I salute them all!
The basic story was interesting, but there was a lot of repetition to make the story longer.The reader gave the characters horrible voices, especially the children. They are totally unlikeable, especially the older girl. The voices really made you hate the kids. I only finished listening because I paid for it.