Yes, I would listen again. I loved the characters. The development of each was excellent.
Arthur was my favorite. So kind, so smart, so wise. He had so much to share, and no one to share it with. He was a lovely and lonely man, and I was drawn to him.
I have not.
Arthur. I think he would be a great friend - loyal, generous and knowledgeable.
I enjoyed this story until the end and I will get to that later. For the most part, I found the characters and their surroundings believable as well as the strife individuals will put themselves through due to their inability or lack of willingness to take action for themselves. There were some uplifting moments but overall I felt sad for most of the characters.Overall, I was disappointed with the ending. I felt the author left us hanging without a resolution - good or bad. Then again, maybe that is what she wanted to portray. In either case, I felt empty and left hanging with the question of 'So what's next'?
AUDIBLE MAKES READING POSSIBLE AND EASY FOR ME...I AM VISUALLY IMPAIRED. I WISH THEY HAD ALL THE BOOKS I WANT I WOULD SNAP THEM UP!
i have read over 100 books and this fits easily in the top ten.
buddy because it is the same type of story. a character study with heartwarming moments.
the scene near the end where yolanda was ordering arthur around to clean this and that. i loved yolanda!
it made me smile. i was interested enough that since i began the book friday i was interested in what was going to happen enough to think often about it when i could not be reading the book.
the reader was great. i loved the way yolanda was portrayed. she could have been a taker taking advantage of arthur but she came across as very straight forward.
I am someone who enjoys audible books very much now that they exist. As a young student (real young) I can remember a teacher telling me how books can transport people to different places & open up a whole new world. This is how listening to audible books make me feel. Now if I can just stop falling asleep while listening to them at night I would be fine. Ha ha
Well, first of all if the story emphasis had not been on bad family realionships, alcholism. poverty, obesity, self pity, teen-age struggles. laziness, illness, self-centeredness, dirty houses, depression, people making poor choices all over the place, insecurities everywhere, broken marriages, poor parenting, who knows it may have flown as a decent book. But wait, maybe if the ending had come together in a way that was pleasing maybe, but the end only imploded in on itself. So no, nothing I can think of could have raised the rating on this book
They were the only saving grace I even finished listening to it.
I would suggest they start all over with a story that was entertaining & not so depressing
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I liked this book. It was not full of suspense and horror, but rather was just about everyday people dealing with life's issues and interacting with each other along the way. It's the kind of easy going book you can just kick back, bond with the characters, and enjoy. I thought Heft was unusual and a nice change of pace.
I thought the readers were very good. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the book. It had good content, but I felt a little let down at the end. I thought the author would have gone into more detail about the relationship that might have developed between the two main characters.
I rarely reread or listen to books again. I might with this one sometime. More likely I will seek out more books narrated by Keith Szarabajka and Kirby Heyborne, as the narration truly had me mesmerized. I had the same reaction another reviewer had, not only did I not want this book to end, but I wanted to follow these characters through the rest of their lives. Even so, for me, the ending was perfect, one could not have asked for more from this author.
The narration took a beautifully written book and elevated it to the next level. I was so caught up in the characters that I felt that I would recognize Arthur and Kel on the street. I want to follow them home, much the same way as the author described Kel's feelings about his experience with the baseball scouts.
As with "The Unseen World", it took me a while to get hooked as i felt it dragged a bit, but remembering that I stayed with it and was rewarded beyond what i even expected. Unlike so many recent characters in contemporary novels, Arthur and Kel are characters not soon to be forgotten. Well done Liz Moore.
I ordered this book after listening to Liz Moore's "The Unseen World" and was not disappointed. I am now a confirmed fan of her work.
I have listened to this book 3 times and will again .
usually listen to mystery thrillers, this book grabs me somehow. The narration for Arthur Ott is my favorite of all time.
In my book 3 stars is just average. This book did not compel me to listen while my car idled in the driveway, nor was it so bad that I was just biding my time until it was over. That being said, this is an OK story. Not a waste of a credit, but certainly not over-the-top.