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.
It met my expectations and then some. Thought it was just another story about some airplane pilot. It was much more I had never heard of Ann Morrow but now I'm glad I have
Thoroughly enjoyable! I looked for opportunities to listen so I have a really clean house. Well written and performed. Hurrah!
The writer & reader of The Aviator's Wife allowed me to leave my world and fly with the Lindbergs. They carried me with them where ever they went throughout the world. It was truly the journey of a lifetime.
High on my list
Ann, of course.
The whole book piqued my interest to know more about them.
Charles is the more memorable but for all the wrong reasons....his secrecy being the main one.
Definitely worth listening to.
I didn't always care for Anne's personality or her choices. I thought that it was a very slow start. The beginning seemed almost absurd... as in why am I even listening about this woman? I did not choose this book. I read it for a book club assignment. Even though this is fiction based on real life, the author stays very close to real life. It was in making notes for the book club meeting that I realized how much the book got me to thinking about love, marriage, loyalty, choosing a partner, living life fully and wanting more. I also recently visited the Smithsonian and I saw the Lindbergh exhibit there as well as Charles Lindbergh's plane. After seeing that plane it is fairly astounding that he undertook a 33 hour flight in it. Visiting the Air & Space museum when I did really reinforced the degree of courage and adventure that this husband and wife shared. Personally I was not well aware of the Lindbergh's story but I will say that I was touched by the bipolarity of the highs and lows in their lives...If you get this definitely listen to the author's discussion at the end. I think that Melanie Benjamin is a good storyteller and I would not hesitate to try another one of her books, this being my first.
You're most likely not going to come away liking Charles. In the end, r's not about him anyway. Good story but it didn't grab me until chapter 4 or so
I thought this book was too dramatic and had too much information. I question if the information regarding his "extra" lives should have been revealed. Ann and Charles said they would not reveal this. After all, I am sure there are at least grandchildren still alive.
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!!!