Yes, this book is such a beautiful story I could listen to several times just to pick up on parts I might not have paid enough attention to the first time through
The oddest love story I have ever enjoyed. Not much of a romance reader, this is a love story like none I've read before
Easy to listen to, character were different yet not contrived
Too long for one sitting.
I really wanted to like this; it had been recommended to me by 2 people whose recommendations I usually love. However, it didn't quite do it for me. I found the structure of the story -- a retelling of history from one person to another - was a bit contrived, and I don't think successful in this application. i kept hoping it would take flight, but i never felt that it did. I found the narrator contributed to this too - not the best choice for this story.
This is my first audiobook so maybe I just have to get used to it. My reading voice would have been so different from the narrators, and I found it irritating at times. Too cute.
I found the story overly sentimental and implausible.
I haven't listened to other narrators so I don't know. I didn't like the voices she chose, especially for MiMi.
U Ma was an interesting and compelling character and story teller.
I really enjoyed this story, it was highly recommended to me so I really did not know what to expect! This is right up there with Cutting for Stone. Very well written and hard to stop listening to and a surprise ending. I also highly recommend it!
Probably not. I couldn't relate to the characters at all.
I couldn't connect with the story. I found the mysterious, airy mental qualities of the main character overdone and weaving that with the story didn't work for me.
I couldn't relate to the characters at all.
This is the kind of story where I listen to pass the time and keep listening because I want to hear the end, but the truth is, it's not grabbing me to listen more. Both I and my teenage daughter had some difficulty with understanding the scene and characters in the first third of the book. I did not find it to be entertaining.
I loved the fact that this is a story in a story and yet both stories come together to form a beautiful story of life.
As the daughter begins to see her father for who he is not who she thinks he is. At that point her anger leave she begins to see and love him for who he is.
I don't think I could pick any one scene and say it was my favorite. Any time in the father's story is great even when things are not going his way, he still is strong.
What would it be like to read or listen to a book in one sitting? This book is to long to do that. That said I would like to listen to this book in one sitting.
One word says it all. "Beautiful" A beautiful love story. Beautiful imagery. I think of this book as adult book.
5 starts. Couldn't put it down. Very soothing narrator. Pulls you writ into the story.
Tin and MiMi. I felt that they were the perfect fit for each other. Each had obstacles to overcome.
This is the first
Well this is hard because I liked both Tin and MiMi.
Truly a wonderful story.
Unless I will be recommended by a person whose opinion and tatse I trust, definitely I will not try any book by J.-Ph. Sendker as I really had to force myself to listen to this one. Something not in my line. As for the performance, it is really good, so Cassandra Campbell has managed to do a great job on a poor material.
I do not know. Just to write something different.
Beautiful beyond description
Two simple people, in a country and time so different from what we know, overcome profound tests of character through love. They possess faith which sustains them through painful years of separation. This is a story about wealth, both spiritual and monetary. It is told in a way that brings the listener into the sights, sounds, even smells of the lands and people. It is far more than a love story, although it is that. There is hardship, discovery, struggle, loyalty and triumph. The central characters, who come together in childhood, seem simple at first, but as the story unfolds their true strength shines. This story lifted me up with joy yet brought me to tears.