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
The novel is nothing more than a slow, painful, sloth-like journey through two miserable lives... I kept hoping to care, to be drawn in, for the tide to change. It never changed. While I enjoyed aspects of the readers voice I felt it also added t to the overall glumness of the novel.
I like books that are not typical; books that are different but though this book fits that criteria, it was not worth the money or time. The performance was perfect but the story sunk the ship. I nearly gave it up halfway through but then came the twist that kept me going: The twist that turned out to be just a slight of hand and made me regret finishing. If you decide to give this book a chance and it doesn't have you halfway through, give it up as it is not redeemed upon further reading.
I loved the characters and especially Keith Szarabajka's narration.
I wish it wouldn't have ended so abruptly. I suppose it's a mark of a good story when it leaves you wanting to hear more, but the ending to this story felt abandoned.
Any scene with Arthur and Yolanda.
Another Audible Addict
This is one of my favorite books this year. I feel so lucky to have discovered Liz Moore and even more happy to get it at a diiscounted price.
Arthurs's voice was so soothing. I wanted to just keep on listening to it. I could have listened to this book all in one sitting. All the characters are so real they come right out of the pages and I found myself silently rooting for them. it's a very engaging book. If its not already evident, I cannot rave enough. If there were more than 5 stars I would give them. Tugs on your heart in so many ways, and is so touchingly human. Great story , told and written so well.