One of the best books I've read in a long time. So Thought Provoking!
Pat He teaches us contintment.
Smile of Heaven
Read this book everyone.
I loved the character development and intermingling plot lines.
When Pasquel and Dee came back together after a life time apart.
The Front Man play in Sandy Point, ID.. I felt as though I was there and I felt the emotions of the actors.
I definitely felt intense emotion.
I would recommend this book to those who enjoy a good love story set in so many ecitng venues.
Well written story narrated by an excellent actor. I feel as if I watched this book instead of listening to it. I did feel the ending was awkward and a little cheap compared to the rest of the book.
This is a love story. And a movie story. I think generally a female audience might appreciate this book.
I applaud Jess Walter, she is a fine author. For me the story was rather bleak.
I kept thinking that he sounded a lot like Scott Brick. He did a fine job of distinguishing characters.
I enjoyed hearing about the Cinque Terra and about some of the actual historical actors in the story.
The editors on Audible raved about this book and made it sound amazing. The story was only ok. I feel like it was a bait and switch. The hype made it a disappointment.
I feel ambivalent about this book. It was quite engaging in parts, and at times I felt transported to the little Italian village where it is set, but there are long sections that are not so much about "beauty" and are more about the "ruins" of love and relationships. I found it left me sad, with little reward as there were no great insights or meaningful reflections. In fact although i downloaded it as a "vacation read' I actually had to stop listening to it as I felt it was bringing my mood down and ruining my vacation. I did finish it on my return home, and the story does eventually all come together, but the main beauty for me, was when it ended...
The intertwining of all the stories
Everything. He was an excellent narrator
Dee Mora -she seemed like she had the most depth to her
This was worth listening to. Good story, characters that stay true to form and a voice that fit well. It does have adult content, but not throughout the whole book.
I loved the intertwining of all the characters. As varied and random as they were, the author wove their stories into a fascinating read.
His excellent Italian, for one thing. He was a pleasure to listen to.
I found this book very compelling and couldn't wait to go on my walks so I could listen to more. There have been a few books in my life that I hated to see come to a close, and this is one of them.
how the author played with time, and how he created his themes through the characters.
he was wonderful. great Italian accents, authentic AND understandable for a non Italian speaker.
one of the best books I've listened to in a long time. I plan to listen or read more of this author.