Didn't think I'd like being read to, but has made my commute almost bearable. The book was wonderful. Can't wait to find something new to hear.
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
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.
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.
I have to agree with the other reviewers that did not like this book. I chose the book for the positive reviews, but I felt as though the author loses the development of each character in all the multiple details and storylines. I recently listened to Steven King's "The Stand," which is a masterpiece full of more than 30 characters, but he takes the time (and thousands of pages) to develop them fully.
I felt as though even the main characters (Dee Moray, Pascuale, etc.) were hollow shells and the plot was overall uninspiring. I even fell asleep at one point listening to the book.