I have jumped onto Audible to see why I am so out of step with the world majority in liking this book. The overdone past/present genre with the added mini novel inside it is is driving me to distraction - which is a problem because I buy audio books to listen to while I drive! I was wondering if it was just the narration but I loved the way he read the war novel pages and he did the female voices well - especially the cranky old Auntie - so I do not think that is the problem.
The most annoying thing is the treatment given to Pasqualle (sp?) - it seems that the author has contrived to make him simple and dull like his broken English. Not sure at this stage that I'll bother to finish with it.
Family Account - Husband the only one writing reviews. My account was consolidate when Amazon bought Audible.
The book is/was so good... Missing the characters already!
All of them... Bravo
Loved the time period and location but found myself wanting more from each character.
You may not want to be multitasking with this one.
I am immortal ....so far. I enjoy a god story and love a great narrator. :-)
Well constructed and the ending was inspirational! A good story with good characters with a great big bow and beautifully wrapped up! Listen to this one!!
I would not read another book by Jess Walter.
The reader did a good job but the characters were repellant and the writing mediocre. I quit half way through because the characters were so unlikable and the writing lacked value.
The story had some entertaining value.
Wonderful characterizations, both by the writer and the narrator. Good story, too. Sticks with you for a while.
A must read or listen
This was my first listen by Edoardo Ballerini, but I will definitely seek him out.
Loves to read, it can be anything just has to strike my fancy!
It kept my interest through the whole book.
Finding out how both lives lived for 50 years apart.
When her son came back to her!
It was just good all around
There were several times I wanted to just stop listening, it was confusing and, honestly, boring. But I continued and it did get better. With the span of over 50 years and the continuous back and forth from the 60's so present, it took some concentration to keep up. There were a few good moments, so I won't say it was a complete waste of time.