Linda in Omaha
Even though there were some unhappy events in the book, the overall feeling was one of quiet peacefulness. The story was great. The narrator, Edoardo Ballerini, was fantastic. Didn't want it to end. Would definitely recommend this Audible book.
wonderful story, fun read- i do not know if the holleywood history is correct, but good story
I get tired of underdeveloped characters with illogical motives who exist for no purpose other than to fill a place in a far fetched plot. Jess Walter's characters were the exact opposite. They were an extremely entertaining and diverse group of carefully crafted individuals who made perfect sense as living, breathing human beings. He weaves a story that is entirely unpredictable, but not at the expense of credibility. A great plot and a great listen. Edoardo Ballerini was a perfect choice for this audio book. This book is fun.
No. The book kept jumping from past to present. Didn't like that.
I didn't care for the story.
I had tears in my eyes several times; not of sadness. Of revelation. This book is awesome; literally--it induces the feelings of awe and elation. Loved it.
Cindy said it was the best mistake she ever read ... there was nothing about the Publishers Summary that pushed my buttons - but Cindy's comment jumped out ... and I purchased it. Love love love it. Can feel the warm water and the sun, and live with the characters. Well worth the credit.
This was my first audio book, and I wasn't entirely sure what to expect, and to be honest had quite low expectations as I love holding a book and sitting on the sofa. I was absolutely speechless after the first chapter. The story is just wonderful, with the past and present woven together so beautifully. The characters are all so interesting and different, and I love how they all have their time in the book, so you really get to know them and all their flaws. The narration by Edoardo was spot on, he really brought all the characters to life, and made the whole experience unforgettable. I read most of it on my long drives to work, and for the first time, I actually didn't want to get out of the car as I wanted to keep on listening. Well done Jess on an amazing book, and Edoardo for narrating.
The truly expert craftsmanship of this writer, and the effortless ease the narrator narrates all the voices, accents, and languages.
Pasquale because he is fearless. He is the voice of purity and integrity.
No, but I will now.
The best love stories sometimes come from under the ruins.
The story didn't go where I initially wanted it to go, but Jess Walter is such an expert storyteller, that I loved it anyway. It's such poetry.
The book began nicely, the story was a good concept, but the ending just came very abruptly with no real meat in the middle. Each character had a beginning and an end with very little in between.