Loved the history presented in an entertaining and interesting story line. It's always great to listen to a book about interesting and inspiring people from history.
Engaging; enlightening; good
I never knew much about Anne Morrow Lindbergh; this novel gives an insight into her life with Charles. Very good listen. Enjoyed from the very first.
I was not of that generation so only knew of the Lindburgh history as the 2 main events: transatlantic flight and kidnapping. This story beautifully captures the complex and flawed american hero. More importantly the story of his crew and wife Anne Morrow. Her story draws you in.
In the beginning, I found the tone of her voice to be a bit grating. As I got deeper into the story line, it was less bothersome.
Anne's growing self sufficiency and growing strength as Charles became more and more absent from their home after the war.
Loved this book. The writing is flawless and beautiful. Melanie Benjamin is an extremely talented author and I greatly admire her. This novel is a must read for lovers of historical fiction.
I'm only into this book a couple of hours but the narrator is driving me crazy! As another reviewer stated, Ann is supposed to be a young woman in her 20's and this woman sounds like she is definitely more mature than that. Her reading is slow and pedantic and when she portrays a male voice it reminds me of Jughead in an Archie comic. Very nasally and whiny. May have to abandon.
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.