The story is awful, the writing is awful. The reader was ok but had bad material to work with
Not written this book
Many times his reading sounded like there should be Big Hollywood Music swelling up in the background. False emotion.
No, only because there are so many audio books and so little time
ShivaMarion The one who becomes two who become one again. Their story is told in simple words conveying complicated relationships, a very human history, and a world I have never known.
I will spell the characters' names wrong: when Hayma and Goesh are taking turns watching over the infant Shiva. Their love and respect for each other take root.
Goesh's return to his home from prison was one of many moments in the book that moved me to tears. There is nothing trite about any parts of this novel; nothing overstated or overdramatized. The characters ring true. Their lives are full of moments, large and small. All these moments add up to a powerful story
Probably not. It's not that deep. But it is fun
none in particular
None in particular
The characters, whether improbably or realistic, came alive throughout the narrative.
Oscar was my favorite character for his simplicity and brilliance
Mr. Black the upstairs neighbor was well performed
No. It was much too intense to listen to all at once. In addition, it was so well written and narrated I wanted to savor it.
The author has a technique of telling the story then letting the characters tell the REAL story that is refreshing and entertaining.
Learning the truth about the father of the four girls was a sad unexpected twist.
This was my first listen to Susan Jameson. She is an excellent reader.
I can't say. I only know I thoroughly enjoyed the audio edition
She had a comforting tone and cadence that was perfect for this novel
Happily every after's next chapter
I loved it.
A lovely story blending fact and fiction, tightly written, succinct in character development and local color
can't think of any
Not yet. He is a wonderful narrator and I will look for other books read by him.
Doc is the perfect name
My issues are with the story, not the audio. I was disappointed with the story itself
Not a thing. He was fine
Nothing. My issues are with the story, not the audio
All of them
I will rely more on reader/listener reviews in the future and less on NPR book reviews
The sarcasm of the book did not come through in the audio with sufficient depth to overcome what has become a very predictable plot
I don't know. Perhaps a gentler voice.
I couldn't finish the audio. I can't answer this
I will probably read the book at some point but I cannot recommend this audio
It is hopelessly dystoptian. It would be nice to have one uplifting moment somewhere in the book.
The section describing Paul's experiences in Russia after WW I. I assume it is based in fact, and I was not aware of US involvement at that time.
The narrator was excellent
It made me look at the current world oil industry in a more comprehensive light
Don't expect anyone in the novel to resolve anything in this parade of dismal events in any way that approaches optimism
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