I loved this book, I don't have a dog, and wasn't sure how much i would enjoy this book. However, i went with the great ratings and found it absolutely delightful! an entertaining read , that engages you from the start. Plus the narrator does a great job of reading the dogs voice.
This book is an absolute delight. I am 3/4 of the way through and I will be so sorry to say good bye to it. It's a marvellous listen, I highly, highly recommend it.
Overall i enjoyed this book, but i did find it overly long and it did not hold my attention in the same way as other lenghty novels i have listened to in the past. I would recommend it but with the proviso that it is very long, personally because of that, I would not choose it again, and the fact that it did not hold my attention at all times.
This is a very good audio book , having already listened to NOTHING TO ENVY, (which i would also highly recommmend and probably listen to before this audio,) I thought this book was a good complement to it and provided a point of view on another aspect of North Korean life. ie life in a camp in North Korea.
I thought Blaine Harden did a very good job of narrating his book and this is not always the case when an author chooses to narrate.
How can North Korea be allowed to carry on like this, that's the question. People are treated in such an inhuman way. its absolutely horrendous.
this book is up there with the best, delightful listen
the lovely writing, and the way the story flowed and made you think about life.
I enjoyed the entire book, the parts with the other pilgrims slowed things down for me a bit, but once they left it was great again.
Althought i enjoyed the entire book and would highly recommend it, the ending was not as satisfactory as I think it could have been, would have liked a bit more there and a bit more satisfying, but overall a great listen.
I originally saw the pbs production 30 years ago which I enjoyed, so thought i would listen to the book as i had forgotten a lot of the story. The audio book is wonderful. I am 2/3 of the way through it and so enjoying it! If you liked The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society I believe you would really enjoy this. So glad I bought this audio. One of the oldies but goodies! Highly recommend it. Probably more a woman's book IMHO, but some men may enjoy it as well.
I did not enjoy this book and agreed with the early reviewers opinions. I found there was far too much talking about nothing , -and which did nothing to move the story along.It seemed like filler. I agree the author sets the place well, but move on with the story already!! I also did not care about the main character, found him to be too cynical -and the swearing and bad language to be a bit excessive. after 4 hours i gave it a pass, -BORING!
loved this book, husband and I listened together on a road trip. It's a hilarious light book, with lots of laughs and an excellent narrator. Although the second in this series is not as good, due to both content and change of narrator, I would highly recommend this one for sure!!
this audio was ok, it was an interesting story, but one of the narrators had a habit of taking audible breaths at times, which was mildly distracting, better narration with the second voice would have helped.
I did not really enjoy this audio book, though i finished it, my overall impression at the end, was -a depressing book with way too much navel-gazing by the main character over minutia, enough already! would not recommend, although Anna Quindlen is a great writer this is not one of her best.
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