Not really. Just a different experience.
Her soothing voice.
The girl and the maid in the kitchen.
Anything by Carson mcCuthers is wonderful!
I am an avid mystery/thriller, historical fiction and political fiction listener. I listen while working (I am a remodeling contractor).
Would listen to anything Susan Sarandon read. The story was slow and without Susan S's performance I wouldn't have finished the book.
This is one of the best combinations of story and performance I have heard. Southern suduction is sooooo slow to develop it seems like a story told on the porch on a hot summer day when even cold lemonade only cools the storyteller, but doesn't speed up the telling.
When we find out the difference between the member of the wedding's wish and reality and the consiquences of that truth.
You can't fix the characters anymore than they can fix each other. Though they do try.
Get comfortable, keep listening.
I have no idea.
so-so, uninspiring, average (I would listen to other stories narrated by her, however. I just don't think she had much to work with here.)
Bored. The pace was very slow.
I didn't finish the story. That's how bored I was with it. I made it about halfway through and then decided to not waste anymore time waiting for it to get better.
Yes. The Member of the Wedding has long been a favorite book of mine and Susan Sarandon does it justice with her easy and unaffected delivery. She brings life to this Southern tale of coming of age so that you are daydreaming in Frankie's kitchen, going head to head with the housemaid, Berenice or standing in the yard begging for small John Henry's company. The story took Carson McCullers five years to complete. She wrote in a letter to her husband that it was was
Carson McCullers wrote a previous book called
I love when Frankie is alone, her father is working late, Berenice has left for the day, and while Frankie won't admit her loneliness, she stands in the evening light in her yard, calling to John Henry to come on over and sleep at her house. John Henry is balancing himself on the porch railing and telling her no, he doesn't want to come over just now.
Loved Susan Sarandon but the book was.....a children's book......not at all what I expected.
Somewhere I missed the fact that is was a children's book. That should have been made clear.
Narration was just so much better than the story.
I really should be given my credit back.
Susan Sarandon's narration was excellent. The story, however, was slow. The musings of a young teenage girl overwhelmed and confused by life. But very little happens. I only finished listening because I am away from WiFi sufficient enough to download a new book.
I like Susan Sarandon as an actress, but she simply isn't very good here. She reads awkwardly. Sentences tumble out as if she had never seen one before. Is this lack of preparation? Lack of direction? Compared to Cherry Jones astonishingly nuanced and vivid reading of The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, this is almost a complete loss--and, sadly, there's not likely to be another audio version of this novel anytime soon.
A thicker Plot, the story seems to go on forever with no real meaning.
If Susan was not the narrator I would not have finished the book.
To many kitchen table nonsense conversations