Yes, I would be able to get more details out of it a second time. It's very rich and deep.
I loved the character development and the big Hollywood names.
The story was not interesting and the writing was less than impressive. I regret the purchase.
The narrator could have delivered the story in a more believe able way. The accents were overly acted and not convincing, I was distracted by the accent.
My favorite listens are very very long books, extremely long classics, the longest of the Stephen Kings, and sometimes celebrity memoirs.
Just so good and all levels.
Pasquale - He had such an open inquisitive conflicted heart.
Terrific story, terrific narration.
From the first sentence this one pulls you in. Very well written, complex characters and story lines that cross decades that in the end all comes together. Very funny in parts and sad in others. Kind of reminded me of the book "Empire Falls". The narration was exceptional, particularly some of the known notable personalities that the books includes as part of the overall story. The only criticism of the book that I would have was that the very ending seemed to be hurried, trying to tie up all of the loose ends. I would definitely recommend this book and plan to look at other books by Mr. Walter or books narrated by Mr. Ballerini.
To shut my ITunes.
The only thing enjoyable about the contents of this audio-book was the reference to the Burton Taylor romance.That was plausible and realistic.I even remember it from the media as I was a small child in the Sixties.The entire plot seemed like sucked from the toenails.The end,espeially,is ridiculously melodramatic and highly implausible.
The booked tried to force a relationship between too many characters--it was very choppy and the reader got annoying to listen to. I do not recommend it.
My wife read this first, and when I asked her if I would like it, she said "I don't know."
"Is it a chick book?"
"Well, it's not an action thriller."
So I took a chance. And was drawn in immediately. It is beautifully written and plotted well. My wife knows I don't like films which try to lose the viewer by jumping around chronologically, as I am fairly literal. This book does oscillate in time over half a century, but never in a misleading way.
Now to the best part: Edoardo Ballerini would be worth a listen, if the book were not that good. He's marvelous.
A gadabout with no room for heavy books, so love the audio ones.
I don't see what the fuss was about. It took me almost a month to get through this book. nothing about the story grabbed my interest. I only finished it because it was there.
The narrator did a great job.
Loved the storyline and the characters were interesting. Narration was excellent. Held my attention quite well.