I loved the narrator's voice and delivery, and he was perfect for this book. He reminded me of some old, wise, kind farmers I knew in Indiana, who didn't talk much, but lived generously and graciously, like the main character, Talmadge. The plight of the sisters who are featured in the book shows that some hurts may never go away, but God bless the people who try to give them comfort on their weary way.
I loved this story, the characters, the sadness the setting and the slow deliberateness of both their lives and the story.
People say very little to each other, living very much in their own heads and wondering what significant others are thinking. A belief that people will say what they mean to without many words but only when they are ready. O
I did enjoy this book. It is haunting and thought provoking and on the tragic side. But also very moving and especially enjoyable since I live in Washington State. It does make one think about the definition of "family", and of "loyalty", and also how we judge others whom we know nothing about. There were several times that I thought, "I think I would have preferred the abridged version", and I NEVER want the abridged version. It is on the slow side and there were times I was thinking, "just get on with it already...how long is this scene going to be drawn out?". And I'm sure it was the author's intent to draw it out. At one point, it felt like there was a bit of a build up and I was expecting some big secrets to be revealed at the end...but that didn't happen. An interesting story, but not for everyone - especially if you want fast pace, action, or to be uplifted
I enjoyed how the narrator's voice was warm and "earthy", like the elements of the story. Excellent performance.
This took me on a journey. I didn't think I was getting attached to the characters but now they are living in my subconscious. the the tires and quality of light just became real. sometimes too real, and we all die. but in the meantime, we can choose how deeply we will live.
Loved the narrator's voice in this audible book about the life of an orchardist and his interactions with several women. Kept my interest in wanting to know what would happen next with the sisters that became central to the protagonist's life.