I had heard wonderful things about this story and wanted to enjoy it, but really did not. Not worth the listen in my opinion.
I put this on my wish list some time ago, and can't really remember why. I began it recently when I realized it was the only book I had downloaded, and was about to board a long flight. I am so glad I did! It was a wonderful story, and wonderfully narrated. It is one of those books where I find I am missing the characaters now that I have finished it. I had not heard of Jess Walter previously, but will learn more now.
I really wanted to like this; it had been recommended to me by 2 people whose recommendations I usually love. However, it didn't quite do it for me. I found the structure of the story -- a retelling of history from one person to another - was a bit contrived, and I don't think successful in this application. i kept hoping it would take flight, but i never felt that it did. I found the narrator contributed to this too - not the best choice for this story.
I was very intrigued with the story line, but did not feel a particular attachment to the characters.
I absolutely loved this book. The story was riveting, the characters were dimensional and fascinating, and the story telling was absolutely amazing. I have recommended it to anyone who asks.
Great book; brave woman; a little self absorbed, but she knows that, I think. Overall though -- incredibly inspiring.
wow -- such a powerful story. Loved it. Made me cry, smile, and be grateful.
Really enjoyed this book; well written, clever story line, and very well crafted. HIghly recommend.
I enjoyed this book immensely. The characters were rich and interesting and the story writing was wonderful. I highly recommend.
not worth the listen. It was slow, predictable and the characters were flat. I would not recommend it.
I absolutely loved this book. The characters were so rich and the narrative so descriptive. A wonderful story about a terrible time in our history. Highly recommend it.
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