Hard to believe a toddler could grow up in a graveyard cared for by spirits. But it works! This story is delightful, sad, out-there, mysterious and more.
I've read other reviews where people don't like the way Peabody is narrated. But I really like it because it makes me like the character. She's just so cute!
I'm sorry to say I didn't find this book any more than average, and that might be pushing it. The main character, who I think we are supposed to have some empathy for, does really selfish and stupid things. The voices used by the narrator are irritating, and I lost interest in the story. I give it three stars only because I actually listened to the end.
Told from the perspective of a volunteer at a retirement home and the retirees themselves, this book is insightful in a bittersweet and sad way. A lesson to learn from it is to be sure and tell the people you love that you do love them, and don't ignore them or take them for granted. This book tells the thoughts of older people who wish they had done things differently, but also those who had a wonderful life and are still happy.
Towards the end there is a death that I think it is unnecessary, and this one thing almost spoiled the whole book for me. But that's probably because I'm a softie and always want a happy ending.
I recommend this book, but beware that it is sad.
I absolutely LOVE this series!! I've listened to them all, and I'm devastated that there aren't any more. So thoroughly enjoyable and funny. Start with the first and enjoy your way through the rest. You won't be sorry.
Another series that fills in the time while driving or doing boring stuff at work. Really very enjoyable and entertaining, but not great literature. I rate a listen a 4 if I intend on listening to more in the series. It will never make a 5 though.
This is good enough that I've got the rest of the series in my Wishlist. I love a good literary read, but when at work or driving this is the kind of listen that suits me best. It doesn't take too much concentration but fills my otherwise boring time with enjoyment.
I hope this isn't the last of the series. Although Death seems to be to-ing and fro-ing with Casey, I don't want Death to go away!
This isn't great literature, but it is a thoroughly enjoyable read and something out of the ordinary.
A pretty good story, but oh so predictable. Lots of praying to God, some "miracles". Read if you don't want a surprise ending. But still enjoyable.
I really enjoyed this book and the premise is original. However, in my opinion, they went a little overboard with the lesbian theme. That said, I would read a sequel, if there is one, because the story is entertaining.
Once again, Kate Morton comes up with a treasure. She weaves the story from war time past to present, with all the intricate layers of love, loss, betrayal, passion, and leaves the listener wanting more. A sensitive portrayal of how people lived their lives even while a war was going on around them. There was an unexpected (as least to me) twist toward the end that surprised me by making the story even better.
Definitely worth a read or a listen! Kate Morton is an amazing author, and Caroline Lee did a lovely performance.
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