This was a nice, sweet story very much in line with the other Debbie M books.
Happy ending and relate-able
No to Martin Sixmith. I expected investigative journalism and got a long - winded biography. Yes to John Curless. He is an excellent performer and easy on the ears.
I expected this to be a combination of a detective story and investigated journalism. The book started out fine with philomena's story, but about 9 of the first 12 hours is a biography of Philomena's son in excruciating detail. I have only 3 hours left in the book and still haven't come back to Philomena's story. I'm about to give up. Michael's story is a bit interesting but not hours and hours worth and he's not a very likeable person. I'm seriously disappointed and wish I hadn't wasted my time.
I enjoyed reading about philomena's time in the convent with Anthony.
The reader was fantastic.
The story had very little plot and moved extremely slowly. Given the quality of the work, even the best-quality narration wouldn't have improved the experience. However, and unfortunately, the narrator made the story even more ponderous.
The description was poetic, but the plot was thin and the pace slow.
His voice was annoying and his pace made a slow story even slower.
Frustration that I couldn't move the story along, and disappointment that Anne Tyler's work this time around couldn't hold a candle to past work.
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