A Brave Lady
Any autobiography. The truth is so hard to accept when you see someone in Hero Status.
The conversation between Schwarzkopf and Ann about how to handle Charles during the kidnapping incident.
Ann. She was an amazing lady with so much class.
My hero worshiping of Charles went into the toilet when I found out he has 3 totally seperate family's in Germany, while he treated Ann so coldly & uncaring without any emotional support. I went down the Road To Hana in Maui just to see his graveside. Yes, it was beautiful and I thought, Good for you Ann for having a say in where you want to be buried. Certainly not with him!!!
I have to say the narrator's voice was very annoying. Her reading was a bit too dramatic for my taste. There were many times I was ready to give up on the audio version, and go to the print, but I persisted.
I was disappointed in the quality of the writing. I agree with a previous listener that it was more appropriate as a young adult selection..
The book did, however, prompt me to do further reading about Charles Lindbergh.
I learned a lot I never knew about Charles and Anne Lindbergh. I understand that it is more about their marriage than the heroics, but the author seemed to really drag out the ruminations. I ended up playing it on 1 1/4 speed.
Probably lower middle
It wasn't a gem of writing competence, but I did like learning about the story behind the folklore.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
I warmed to the book as the story unfolded. It stimulated me to research the facts.
This is a wonderful take on Anne Morrow Lindberg and her life being married to someone always in the spotlight. The narrator for this is perfect, and sounds like I would imagine Mrs. Lindberg to sound...couldn't be better. When it was over, I missed being in on Anne's thoughts and observations...wish I had known her. This is also the story of any woman married to someone bigger than life and trying to not get lost in it in the hype surrounding them. Highly recommend. Good book club book too.
I listened to half of this before deciding to call it quits. I was getting really annoyed with the narrator - Anne Morrow Lindbergh - and I didn't want to spend another 8 hours with her. Part of it was the reader's voice, which I found somewhat grating. Most of it was the character's personality. Passive, spoiled, and in thrall to her thoroughly unpleasant husband Charles Lindbergh. Melanie Benjamin's may have done a good job of portraying these two as they really were, but the result is a book that holds no interest for me.
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and was always intrigued by the Anne Morrow Lindbergh story. This book made her even more compelling, and was great when it came time for discussion. I recommend it!
While I liked the story, it was very difficult to reconcile the narrator's voice to the time when Anne Morrow was, say, younger than 80. It made Anne seem old even when she was young and stole authenticity.
One of my favorite books is Anne's Gift from the Sea. I've given it many times to friends. This historical novel really opened my eyes about the challenges of her life and her dreams and gave me quite a different context for her own novel. A must read, but if you don't know a lot about the Lindberghs, be prepared for some surprises. Love how strong this woman was, through it all.
Read this book for our book club. Took the book out of the library because the reader made it sound like a romance novel. The life of Anne Morrow Lindbergh is interesting and worth the read but the author adds a lot of her own spin on the Lindberg marriage and Anne's perspective.