family of book worms
My only complaint is that I wanted one more chapter. It hints at resolution, but you don't get to hear it.
I have a busy career, travel a lot and don't have much time to read, so I listen to Audio books. I love reading!
A really good story of a lonely overweight man and a young man with a sick and dysfunctional Mum. The book is two stories in one, the older man and the youner man and the Mum that is the connection between the two. It is beautifully written and the dialogue is thought provoking, gentle and poignant.
A very lovely story.. not too disimilar to Water for Elephants in style and narration.
I really enjoyed this book, Arthur and Kel were believable, rich characters and their relationship was well crafted. Recommend!
I would recommend this book. I found Arthurs character very endearing. I also liked the other parts, but something about Arthur I found very captivating.
Having two different narrators was great- they both made listening enjoyable and portrayed their main characters well.
It made me think of The Glass Castle- how choices of our parents impact our lives beyond childhood.
No, I really enjoyed both readers performances and would definitely listen to other books they read.
I didn't have an extreme reaction, but did re-listen to several sections by Arthur .
This book makes me realize that a day spent feeling sorry for yourself is certainly a wasted day. Such a good story- I will definitely re-listen soon.
Loneliness, family, fear
Excellent readers really made the book
The entire story was moving because of the depth of the characters
My only complaint with the book was that it got a little tedious about three-quarters in. I felt it could have been an hour or so shorter without losing anything.
I have listened to many audiobooks and this one ranks very highly.
You felt like you knew these people, you ached for them, you bit your lip hoping they would make the right choice and squirmed in your seat when they didn't. You spoke aloud in the car hoping to coach them and were surpised when they couldn't hear you. You hurt for them and hoped for them. They were unlikely to be such sympathetic characters and yet they were. When the story ended, you hoped that they knew that you were pulling for them and you knew that you would miss them.
The narrators were perfect for their characters. In giving this book a recommendation to a friend I had a hard time imagining whether the story would have been as powerful if I had read it rather than listened to it. They really brought the characters to life.
I have never given a review for a book before, but felt I had to for this book. It was too good to miss.
Good books are hard to find!
The book is written in a way that makes putting it down hard. Keith Szarabajka does such a great job in this book.
Heft is one of those books that stick with you, long after the final page. It explores the lives of two people, Arthur, an obese, ex-professor and Kel, a 17-year old high-school student with a troubled mother. The writer delves deep into the thoughts and emotions of the characters as they struggle with relationships. The narration was superb. Highly recommend.