It was great to be taken back in time to the 1940s and to share in the characters' journeys, both the trials and the triumphs.
I enjoyed rooting for the strong female protagonist. Her attorney was a wonderful character too.
It's too tough to choose. I liked the persistence that Jean showed through her time as a prisoner of war, and that's way more than one scene.
I prefer to break it up. I listen while doing my workout.
This book is more than just a great story. It's great literature. It's my first listen to this author. I'm hesitant to choose another of his books because I liked this one so much.
The story is based loosely (or inspired by) some actual events. It's interesting to read a bit about that inspiration after you've read the book. You can find some brief information on wikipeadia.
Yes. Although initially I didn't think I could suffer through an over-analytical view of eating choices, I set my bad attitude aside and actually learned a lot.
It's not a diet book. It's more like receiving the author's encouragement to look at your beliefs. Not preachy, but asking that we face some realities about our beliefs about food and about what we get out of our not-so-great choices.
Here's an excerpt that I like: "We don't want to eat hot fudge sundaes as much as we want our life to be a hot fudge sundae. We want to come home to ourselves. We want to know wonder and delight and passion."
Be curious about your beliefs. Right smack in the middle of your every day life, you will find wonder and delight and passion.
If calorie counting, fat gram counting, or carb counting has you frustrated and exhausted, maybe some information in this book and the author's encouragement could bring you some insight and help you on your journey to wiser food choices.
I was charmed by the main characters and the setting. I'm going through a phase where I like audio books that take me out of the U.S. (or into the past at least a century). There is just something inherently interesting about a setting
The narrator's accent was for me a delightful journey outside the U.S. without me having to sit through a long flight.
One of the best of my Audible purchases.
Very well delivered and great differentiation among the characters.
It was too long for one sitting. Many hours of entertainment.
I loved that this is a story from a more prim perspective than most stories set in the present-day, yet the story presents such a sassy main character. The subtle humor was wonderful.
This is a fun story, set in Dublin, with interesting characters who grew on me and made me so appreciative that the book is a long one. The characters are fun and quirky and their full depth is revealed later in the book. Lots of hours of entertainment. Excellent narration.
This is a very enjoyable story. I am glad I went with the audio version because the narrator's voice is perfect for the story.
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