The author makes the sixteenth century seem much more recent and accessible
I have not yet finished, but don't expect any surprises, since it is a history.
The narrator's voice is pitched quite high, and sometimes the speed with which she speaks makes it hard to follow the text. There is a bit of a grating quality, also.
Children and heirs of Henry VIII could never expect to die of old age!
Yes, because of the many different storylines woven into one man's village life.
Among the many scenes which will stay with me is the party put on by the ladies' committee at the country club.
His very British accent brings the major truly to life.
The major himself, and although he was in some ways more reminiscent of an earlier generation (i.e. Agatha Christie characters), I found him extremely appealing.
The development of the characters.
Seeing the female characters not allow themselves to be denied their dreams and aspirations
Too many memorable scenes.
Marilyn's admission of her son's situation and the effect it has on her and her husband.
maybe, but not with the same narrator
Voice quality, slowness of presentation, dry delivery.
I have not been able to listen to more than the first third of the book and will probably not try to go any further.
Yes because both the author and narrator made the story very compelling, informative, and entertaining.
Tory Horwitz's "Confederates in the Attic", because the style is similar, and because the author breathes life into topics that may seem very dry and anecdotal.
I found his voice to be very engaging and he made even technical passages sound compelling.
I did find myself laughing aloud and wanting to share what I'd just heard with those around me. I urge others to read and/or listen to the book.
I have not read the print version
Among the memorable passages was the point at which Henrietta's daughter learns that it is her mother's cancer cells, not healthy ones, that have become immortal.
While I needed to take a break from the topic at times, due to wanting to absorb all that had been presented, it was very compelling and the author's style leads the reader/listener seamlessly forward.
unlike many books, this is one I will probably listen to, or read in print, again.
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