This book captivated me from the moment I started listening. As the daughter and wife of aviators, I identified with many of the aeronautical escapades as well as the personality traits many pilots share. Loved it!!
I could only stand so much of listening to the whiny, poor me narration. In this story, it is all about her and how pitiful she thinks she is, but you sense an underlying ego. I don't like the older woman narration either. I got this book because of a book club read but Would not recommend this.
I found the character too 'woe is me' initially but it was worth persevering. I enjoyed the author's notes at the end which allow one to discern fact from fiction.
Interesting to learn about Charles Lindberg from another, personal perspective. I was ready to strangle his wife in the end - she is very predictable and that grows old. Predictable, but her actions are fully consistent with a certain personality type - so it rang true. The book should have been shortened to keep it a bit more punchy.
teacher & book lover
Becoming a Stronger Woman
This book is very interesting. My book club really liked it, and I suggest it for other book clubs as well. It will allow for good discussions about what makes a woman strong.
The narrators voice was so perfect for this story. Plus the story itself, wow, I never knew anything about Ann before now. The story was told in a most engaging and empathetic manner, I absolutely loved it!!
This has been one of the summer's most interesting reads or "listens" if you prefer. A wonderful look into a woman's role as wife, mother and companion of a "headliner" husband and her possible reactions to the life it demanded.
I will certainly seek out other books by this author and narrator.
Fun to hear about the Lindbergs, but thought the tone of the book was too whiny. The reader was way too old. It should have been someone with a more neutral voice. I came close to quitting a few times.