Gripping story with complex characters. The narrator brought the story to life with his multi-dialect ability to capture regional accents and character nuances.
When Josh broke out of the compound and overcame his captors.
When Swan's face was revealed.
Loved Stephen King's the Stand and didn't think I would enjoy this. Happy to be wrong. It drug a bit at the end, however, I was still sad to say farewell to this cast of characters. I mostly listen to audible books to and from work, but recently have had to do quite a bit of long distance driving. This book made those journeys pleasurable.
Many details and back stories about countries and political philosophies that help the listener better understand the competing values that were at stake before, during and for years following the war.It also helped me understand why the U.S. was able to become such a world power after the war.
Seemed to be obsessed with quoting numbers that, while startling, most of us aren't going to remember.
Monotone voice. No inflection just really flat.
Many of the French preparation terms would have compelled me to stop reading so I could look up the pronunciation and definition so I preferred the audio edition.
When he realized that he was given an amazing second chance and started spending more time on "life."
This was a first, but I'd like to hear more.
I was touched that he wanted to treat his dad to a dinner at TFL and when he and his mother sat crying on the sofa toward the end of his radiation therapy.
My husband is presently undergoing the same treatment for the same type of cancer to his tongue. This book gave us a lot of hope that all the things that seem so difficult right now will improve. I was overwhelmed by the chef's courage throughout the book, but wish there had been more follow-up on his present prognosis and what his follow-up treatment has been like.
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