Avid Audiobook listener. Mostly like historical fiction or contemporary mystery/suspense.
I was surprised how much I liked this book and thought it was going to be some “Chic Lit” type book. It’s a much deeper and complex story than I expected with some wit and humor. I love how the connections of the characters develop and it was a fast pace book so I didn’t feel like the story was dragging on and on. The narrator was excellent (however at times some of his characters sounded like Alec Baldwin which was a tiny bit distracting).
A different story line. I was expecting something different. I am not into "Hollywood stories" so I didn't find the subject to be interesting. It felt like the same characters, same problems, egomania, addictions, wanna-be's, etc.
The novel jumped around quite a bit and was difficult to follow, which character, what time, where. The ending felt just thrown together to tie up all the pieces.
I loved the story, however, the author jumped a lot between scenarios & left me going back to determine where he was in time. The story flow was not as smooth as I prefer.
When Pasquale finally found Dee at the cabin.
Different worlds can come together. Compassion plays a big part in relationships.
Love never dies.
I loved Pasquale's sense of responsibility to his first love in spite of his new found feelings for Dee.
I listen to audiobooks when I drive and when I hike.
I saw this novel compared to "The Help", and was surprised because "The Help" was much better than "Beautiful Ruins" - at least in my opinion. This was a good story, but not an unforgettable one.
Yes, the story is one of sadness and hope, reminding us not to waste even one moment of our life
Probably Pasquale as he had the most integrity and courage of all the characters.
Yes, although I found the beginning a little difficult to get through. However, the narrative is exceptional and quickly captures your imagination.
Definitely worth the listen!
50 something listener with eclectic taste, but no patience with a poor story line. Midnight's Children is my favorite book ever.
This book was a real disappointment. The editor's reviews compared it to The Help - not even close.
it was all over the place hard time of keeping up with who was who and at what point in their life it was.
Highly recommend, much easier to listen to than to read.
When De and Pasquale were about to be reunited after many years. I couldn't wait to hear the story.
Yes I wanted to but of course couldn't. I came back to it as often as I was able. Then I was sad that there wasn't more when it was over.
Great audio, this book would easily get people hooked on audio books.
The stories of the various characters are expertly woven together. The expressiveness of this book is just lovely. And the performance is amazing. I thouroughly enjoyed this listen.