yes. The characters wend their way into your heart, the story is engrossing, and worthwhile insights come along steadily.
Saturday by Ian McEwan. The rhythm and pacing are similar, and the characters reveal themselves as events unfold.
The main characters voice and tone are quite vivid. I'm not certain I would hear this as clearly in my head while reading the written word.
A Lie Made True
Ultimately, this is a novel about love, deceit, and truth.
no, just because there isn't enough time to listen to many books more than once. I read Geek Love and to Kill a Mockingbird twice. Can't really think of others I've revisited for a full reading or listen.
in some ways, Alice in Wonderland; Ayaan travels to lands far away that seem magical or frightening because they are so dissimilar from whence she began
steady perseverance and study surmounts obstacles
I loved this book. It lives on vividly. It's thought provoking on a myriad of levels.
I didn't read the print version. But certainly the narrator performed brilliantly and this can only help.
The fully fleshed characters.
I can't name one favorite
surely at times it was quite sad, unwashed by humor
yes. the main character is riveting, as well as her family. the pacing is perfect.
yes. there is no let up.
I haven't listened to others, but she was outstanding. She embodied the main character. Truly breathed life into her.
It made me cringe, repeatedly
I don't normally like these types of books. I don't think there's much redeeming value, but it's just sheer outstanding entertainment and extraordinary character development.
definitely by Shoreh. anything she reads. She is mesmerizing. Anita writes well, but by chapter eight the redundancy became boring. There are ten chapters, so that's not too bad. I think she needed more editing. As an artist I found her comments about carpet colors lacking understanding.
Honestly, I didn't care at that point.
If Shohreh read the phonebook I'd be mesmerized.
Yes, there's potential as it's quite a visual story.
open your mind
honestly, most of the stories rush you to read, in greater depth, about the lives and philosophies introduced in this book
his pacing allows for digestion
the whole book; I love this book and am listening to it again.
don't let your life pass without reading the Story of Philosophy.
It's a slight book; well done. Not fair to compare it to something like the Story of Philosophy.
Tina Fey is tremendously likable
no, other than on TV
It's a book you CAN listen to in one sitting; short.
Listening to this book is like sitting in a cafe with Tina, having some coffee together, and just chatting about life.
absolutely. totally engaging. Stephen King can truly write. His imagination knows no end.
The main character is a person you can love; you care what happens. King continually challenges his characters to grow in an elevated fashion. I haven't read a book by King since the Stand, and this one has intimations of the same type of quest.
no, but I wouldn't hesitate. He's quite wonderful.
My heart felt the weight of the main character's burdens, which were compounded to such a degree that I could not imagine how they might be surmounted. King really is a genuis. He juggles many themes with tremendous finesse.
King is King
a most engaging presentation of the universe's history
information about the geysers in Yellowstone and what is inevitable was surprising
he magnified the humor
empty your bladder first; this is a long trip
anything Bill Bryson writes is magnificent
Penny Marshall's Truth
Of course Penny Marshall; it's her memoir
On TV. Laverne was Penny.
Penny's battle with an unstoppable cigarette addiction
One wishes the f-word had been reserved for just a few occasions. But that is her vernacular. Her book was more than I expected. She was blessed to have doors opened by her famous brother, but she delivered the goods and more. An interesting autobiography.
I loved The Potato Factory and The Power of One, both by Courtenay
none, since murder and mayhem do not appeal to me
This is a man's book. If you love the filth and violence of whale boats, graphic violence, highly descriptive sex, and endless repetition, then you've found your book. If you have delicate sensitivities, steer your ship to safer harbors.
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