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Wendelyn

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  • The Glass Castle: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Jeannette Walls
    • Narrated By Jeannette Walls
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (942)
    Performance
    (694)
    Story
    (697)

    Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family; she called herself an "excitement addict."

    Elisabeth says: "Like peeping through your fingers at a car wreck"
    "Take a pass on this one."
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    What would have made The Glass Castle better?

    Professional Narrator


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jeannette Walls again?

    I did listen to Half Broke Horses, which I liked much better, but I probably would not listen to anything else without a very good recommendation. I really did NOT like this book, at all!


    What didn’t you like about Jeannette Walls’s performance?

    I think as the author she is too close to the story, and has only limited performance skills.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    It was a waste of time. I did not find it entertaining or enlightening, just depressing and dismal.


    Any additional comments?

    Ms. Walls life story certainly suggests she has done well from difficult beginnings, but honestly there was just too much of the irresponsible mother and father who simply could not be bothered to raise or care for their children once they'd gotten around to having them.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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