Yes. Although the book is fiction, the author does a great job of tying truth and story together. I found myself utterly thrilled at times and utterly frustrated at others. The narrator also did a great job, her performance allowed each character to shine.
Anne of course!
It was very entertaining. Lorna acts out the different characters very well. I never had a doubt who she was acting.
Similar to Paradise Lost - Story of Flagar building a railroad that started at the panhandle and went down to the Florida Keys. Both are historical novels.
Only because I don't want to choose any of the 2 obvious characters, I choose Elizabeth. Her life sounds equally exciting & I'd like to know her view of "the events of 1932".
At the end of the audible book, the author explains how she wrote the book & what was historically accurate. I think she did a good job creating semi-factual stories and historically accurate ones. She really made Ann the main character and successfully put Charles in the background.
Yes, it is too wordy for the number of events covered in the life of Anne Morrow Lindberg depicted here but, as was said in the author's notes about her intent, Benjamin's main goal was to shed light on what the emotions of Anne may have been as she reacted to a remarkable life married to a hero. Some themes are repeated over and over (with different, well written words to be sure).
As one who grew up during the early hero worship phase of their lives, I was familiar with the outlines of their story. However, I did not fully appreciate what their lives must have been really like. What Benjamin does is to pull off a masterful job of providing the reader/listener a thorough appreciation of what Anne must have felt felt as she went through the years as the wife of the flawed aviator-hero.
Spoiler Alert: I heard only passing references to Lindberg's "other families" now and then. They only are touched upon slightly in this book. Sequel, please. Another book would be interesting, illuminating the lives of the other families he had, with chapters about the children of Anne and Charles with their reaction to learning about their extended family.
I live in Scottsdale, Arizona. I have 5 grown children, play ukuele exercise, and read.
I had very limited knowledge of Anne Lindberg. This is an excellent story. I oFten sat in my car waiting for a chapter to complete.
How it was told in past and present.
She was an amazing reader. I saw one reviewer who didn't like her voice. This has caused me to be cautious about some books as the reader makes or breaks a story. The magic of this reader is to remember that the story is basically being told past tense by an old woman. Once I realized this, I loved the reader.
The rest of the story!
This is a fantastic book. I bought 2 copies from Amazon and sent them to my mother and sister.
I felt like I was getting a whole new perspective of the era and the people involved. I learned many facts about Lindberg and Anne that I was totally unaware from previous reading material.
It was easy to understand her fear and dislike of the media.
Yes, the story telling was done so well, so filled with emotion.
It was the kidnapping of thier first born. I felt her anguish, her fear and all of the raw emotions a mother would feel for her baby.
No. The narrator's voice did not appeal to me; it did not seem to fit with the character of Anne Morrow LIndbergh to me.
Nancy Horan's book, Loving Frank - historical fiction with good research and insight into true lives.
Tone and voice. I had an entirely different experience when I read it in print.
Anne - it's her story
Yes, because I enjoyed it.
When she took her first solo flight.
Exceptional expression, capturing each character.
No just enjoyed it.
This was my first audio book, only negative comment would be that it was not that easy to go back to re-read (listen) to a particular paragraph or page.
I really enjoyed this book, I knew the name of Charles Lindbergh before listening to the book but the details revealed were so interesting it prompted me to research him a little more. Of course the author addresses the fact that no one really knows what the feelings of Ann Lindbergh truly were but the book completely draws you into what might have been her feelings in her world. I really loved the story and the story made me love Ann Lindbergh.
I would defitely recommend this book,well written,audio fits the bill and the subject is gripping, covering success and trgic circumstances and a disparity in their valiues and sexual pecadilloes which should have torn them apart but they appear to have held together until the end. An American saga.
The apparent inner thoughts of an upper class American woman coming to grips with a marriage to an American figure of heroic proportions from a very different background..
A Heroine's Tale