I was pleasantly surprised at how good this book is. The story jumps back and forth in time and there are a lot of characters to keep up with, but it was very engaging. Also, it is beautifully written. The descriptions of the Italian coastal community and exchanges between the characters of Pasquale and Dee, both young and old, were so explicit and heartfelt that I felt like I was there.
I did notice for the first time something that I enjoy with e-books/treaditional books that you can't get with audio books - the ability to highlight. There were quite a few passages that were so well written or that spoke to me that in written form I would have wanted to highlight. Unfortunately, ya can't do that with the audio book.
I highly recommend this one.
The arrangement of the sequencing
Nothing. The title is perfect
It draws you in and doesn't let go.
Awesome, sweet, great read, and great story line.
Italian writting then the meaning of the italian next to it.
when he meets the love of his life.
Cry just a bit
No - not much of any redeeming qualities about this story
He was not bad - actually he was really the only reason I continued to listen for as long as I did.
Loved the reading. Edoardo brought the book life to me with his many accents. It felt less of a straight read and because he gave each character a distinctive voice, it was easy to get into this book.
Loved the historical film references. And of course the Love story.
Loved it. Want more.
This is a top 5 book of all time. It could not have been more beautifully written or performed. Edoardo Ballerini is a master actor - he captured each and every character with just the right emotion and perfect accent. The story is multi-layered, complex, yet very accessible. I do not write reviews but felt compelled to encourage Audible readers to buy this audio-book. It will transport you in the best of ways. I have already purchased hard copies to share with friends - I'm confident that the story without narration can more than stand on its own - I only wish I could send them Ballerini to read it bedside!
I don't think I liked anything about this book unless it was the narrator. I wanted to like it and I even read the reviews from some that raved about it. I didn't get it. I couldn't even finish it.
So much to learn, and so little time to sit down and read. Thanks Audible.
I really enjoyed this story, the characters and the setting made it very fun to follow all the way through. I would definitely recommend this book. I haven't given it five stars because it isn't a book I'll be thinking of one or two months from now, like the way the best stories have impacted me.
Edoardo Ballerini is amazing as always. He does so much to bring the story alive.
Better story line
Me Before You
No...his performance was fantastic and I would definitely listen to his narration again.
There were parts of it I loved but in the end I was just like....meh...kinda blah.