This ranks hig in my dog library. Soldier Dogs are the unsung heros.
Each story had a connection to real-life for a soldier. There's a redeeming factor of soldier dogs with their handlers. The bond comes through nice and clear
The Narrator voice was a little flat, but it grows on you. In fact, the reporter-type perspective is what AMERICA needs more of. But it was a little flat, but not distracting.
This was PERFECT to listen to in snippets. If you are busy, you can put it down, but the moment you need to pick it up again, you HAVE to pick it back up again!
Stories that stuck out is the WWI stuffed dog, the recuperating soldiers and dogs reuniting in another way. Sad we have to purchase overseas. We are a bite-phobic society.
The story told a good side of a soldier.
Well done folks.
Husband wife perspective is perfect.
Way to go !
Acts of kindness goes a long way. See things through to the end. Judging people is a tricky thing; it comes back to bite you and say you were off. Loving people includes hands and feet, and learning to love well.
the girl. )(...and the mother & old sister!)
She was a good pivotal charachter.
I cried when the old man passed; point taken.
"you loved well" in the end summed it up.
Life is messy, you love in a messy world, you will end up doing pretty good in the end.
man, wish others can read this.
I would definately change the lingo. Normal folk usually don't catch christian-eze speak. Gotta speak to everyone and not put yourself in a niche. Keep true, just round the edges a bit.
I believe so.
love the inner city portions, the reconciliation for the daughter's part could have been developed a bit more. Some parts were not written as well, if that makes sense.
The reporter had opinions, however, they didn't taint his reporting-ability in this story.
He reported what others said and how he responded and we filled in the rest. perfecto!
heartland "crunchy around the outside, soft on the inside". Makes me want to move to the midwest.
yup. it kept me entertained all the way through.
I liked the out-takes at the end; it wrapped it up. You gave everyone a good report.
Thanks for sharing your story.
This left me hungry to learn more about the Italian perspective to WWII and their involvement. The love story was beautiful. Plot beautiful. Love scenes droned on and on and took way too much time on the love than tying up loose ends.
The best memories are Husband's bond with his belated wife (extended family dissapeared after baby and mom dies...), african adopted child (what happened?) Viola and musical pieces were fantastic. Classic Book store. Chuck full of good stuff. stay in vienna was foggy and got lost for me.
My favorite 'scene' is wrapping up the beginning scene and tying it into where it was in the book. (am I weird or what?).
I wanted more resolution. This left me with a sense of wanting to know: where's mom? How did she 'bounce back' so quickly to fall in love with the doctor (count days on the calendar to drop true love off the list and move over to a doctor).
I am glad the doctor never came off as a 'hero', but a servant of healing inside and out, that he was shrewd, but tender hearted. time to heal. Italian bookstore was fun!
Ditch the long steamy scenes; they took extra time from the plot.
Both main characters stayed in the limelight, however the wife was the mainstay.
You lived through her eyes and even felt hungry she she was hungry.
Suzanne I would have to say...
Sultry voice had a texture of "memory"
She had compassion for others, determination, watched other characters respond and still kept the story alive.
Apart from slightly graphic scenes (less is more) I adore this story and would recommend.
I am unsure. The content was flat, save the graphic scenes.
Characters were detached, sexual content took away from the plot. Was this a pursuit to find mom, or just a story of surviving communism?
Growing up with auntie.
Central theme was surviving communism? Exploitation of women? Left feeling lost in a sad story
Fascinating plot and loved the movie. The f-bombs were distracting. So was the discovery the 'joy of' book. It had no context to anything in the book and threw off the readers.
The plot was absolutely fantastic! Negative thinking made it believable that the experience was rough getting through the process... It kept my attention until the end but twice I wanted to just turn it off and walk away.
Otherwise an absolutely fantastic plot!
maybe. F-bombs and sex book references involved? No. Way over the top.
joy of sex scene... 9-11 era reference: stereotyping 'republicans'.
Crab experience was awesome. Sub-plot of having a baby kept with the plot (didn't detract) I know what a 'gimlet' is now, however you spell it . Co-worker sub plots were hilarous.
Being upset with the system is ok. It was repeated too much; the book lost steam from over-repeating how upset the author is with his situation
Veteran experience and his initial transition into life.
yes, pace was excellent. It stalled a little, tracking with all the people he met.
I loved the story and how Tuesday & the author worked things out. It sounded a little too political; I got lost a few times, but absolutely pales in comparison to the whole story.
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