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.
The story was captivating! The narrator was a little slow, but when I thought of her more as an elderly woman telling her story of the past, I was more forgiving of the pace.
I didn't really enjoy the interjections of 1974 so early in the story, but other than that, a really fabulous read (or listen :) )
I did not care for the narrator's voice. It sounded like an old woman and I looked it up and it was.
Not that an older woman's voice is bad it's just she was supposed to be a young woman through most of the book but she had this scratch older lady's voice. It didn't sound good on my ears. It was annoying.