I didn't think the storyline was all that interesting.
I thought it was a little boring actually.
The little girl.
I found this book to have no real story line. Not one person held my interest. The story kept jumping from one topic to another as if the author couldn't figure out who to focus on. The story touched briefly on the persecution of the Jews, to the lack of civil rights in America and switched back again to the plight of the lead character's insecurity. She was practically invisible to her father.
The name change took a bit of getting used to. Apparently, the young girl only relied on the tales told to her by the housekeeper. (Who had a false eye that was blue?) the housekeeper told more about her life than the primary character. This young girl, left on her own for most of the day, walked around barefoot, digging splinters out of her foot with a knife. She also walked around town, talking to strangers encountering a drunken soldier who assumed she was a prostitute and took her to his cheap hotel room. Obviously bored and wanting to escape her hum drum life, she planned to join her brother and his bride; to live with them in another town after the wedding. There was little or no dialogue from the brother or his bride. The main character also decided that if her plan did not work, she was going to commit suicide. She told this to the housekeeper, who was not alarmed and made no real attempt to stop her. Instead, she went to the wedding and made a fool of herself. Not one person noticved that this was clearly a disturbed young girl who walked about in a dreamlike state.
Susan Sarandon is one of my favorite actresses. I was surprised that she leant her name and talent to this nonsensicle story. No one else could have narrated it better. She had no story to work with.
The story kept going in circles.
I wish I'd read other reviews before I wasted over seven hours of my time.
Time was not well-spent
I've never listened to this author before
Susan Sarandon is a great actress - not a good reader though.
not sure anyone would
have more of a plot and a more decisive ending; it just seem to ramble on with always a tease of some real plot
nothing. she was very good
liked listening to Susan Sarandon
I had not realized it was for younger listeners..perhaps I should have!
I LOVE Susan Sarandon's voice. Listening to her was a pleasure
It reminded me how I felt at that age.....and a bit older. I remember the excitement of a family wedding and because it was exciting for me, I felt my role was bigger, But, like Frankie, soon realized that not everything in life was about me.
There are so few characters that it is hard to choose anyone but, Frankie. It was certainly hard not to identify with her.
I find her voice to be comforting. The time I spent with Susan as she weaved her story was just so delightful. I personally enjoyed how she brought John Henry to life...and Bernice as well. I personally would enjoy listening to her regardless what she was reading - how about choosing a text book next?
Well, it wouldn't be member of the wedding.
Enjoyed the actor series - thanks for encluding Susan Surandon.
Maybe something narrated by Susan Sarandon.
It would have to have gotten rave 5 star reviews across the board!
It was more the book and the characters. She could only work with what was in the book.
I've never said this before, but I would just cut the book. Had I been actually reading the book, I would have put it down and never finished.
Do you give refunds? Seriously.
A good storyline would have made this book better. I kept waiting for something to happen and it just never did. About 3/4 the way through the book, I finally gave up.
I think it has.
She did, but her reading was not as good as I imagined it would be. It was simple mediocre.
The storyline was disappointing. It makes me angry I wasted money on it.