I couldn't wait to get into the car to listen to this book. After listening, I learned that much of the story about Sarah Grimke was indeed based on fact, but Handful was imagined. I found both of their stories rich, as they each were so incredibly brave. I found the perspective of Handful and the day to day pain and drudgery over her lifetime to be powerful . I'm generally not a Sue Monk Kidd fan, but I highly recommend this book.
I bought this when it was the deal of the day. I'd heard of the author, so figured I would try it out. I'm couldn't get past the first hour.
I'm not sure it lived up to the rave reviews for me, but if you are looking for an easy listen, go for it. It is entertaining, a little sad. I found the reader ( author) to sound a little to dumb to be true, but I liked it.
At first I thought this was a trite story about a pedophile priest, but I stuck with it and found the book to be much more profound. I am a 57 year old lapsed Catholic, who went to Catholic school for 12 years, so I could definitely relate to a lot. The family stuff relationships added richness to this book, and I found it engrossing.
I listened to this for my book club. My goal was to keep going, to see if anything would happen. It didn't. I quit when I was 85% done, bored to tears.
The book club assessment was unanimous. Two of us in the book club listened to it, four read it. None of the six of us could finish it. We have never had a book we so disliked or were bored by, and we read all kinds of books, including some pretty heavy non fiction.
The reader ( the author) was good, which reduced the pain.
I love adventure books, but frankly found this one boring. In the middle of the book the author mentioned how the newspapers summarize the event: planes downed, a few people live, and a rescue is in the works. That pretty much summarizes the story.
A great thriller, well read and acted, but the book should have been abridged. I could/would have skimmed through parts if I were reading the book, but this isn't easy to do when you are listening.
My husband and I listened to this on a road trip, and the first half was great. My husband gave up after 16 hours.
I give it 4 stars because the story and reader were good, but would recommend it only to those that like lots of description and words, not those who like suspense and get eager to know how it will end!
Touching story of conjoined twins living in a small Canadian town. Great readers. Definitely the best book I've listened to on audible.
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