Yes. I enjoyed it and it was a superbly-executed piece of non-fiction.
The elderly baseball players struck a cord with me, but many of the stories were priceless narratives.
The author deftly weaved his own stories into the fabric of others making seamless transitions.
Great stories! What a celebration of the American spirit. I enjoyed the colloquial tone of the story and the little bio bits from the author. I highly recommend this book whether you're a fan of Bob Dotson or not.
If this book had been billed as a romance novel instead of historical fiction, I would have been informed enough to leave it on the shelf. I was mislead.
The translation was horribly anachronistic. I hope the original wasn't nearly as bad.
If the narrator had said, "OMG, Beyonce just walked into the shop" I would not have been surprised. Her voice did not match the story and was annoying. She made a terrible story worse. I couldn't even finish it.
I stuck with it for a long time despite it's flaws, but when "mounds of Venus" was mentioned, I was out. The book had no redeeming qualities, except that it was a catalyst for researching glass in Lauscha.
Awful. Just awful.
I enjoyed this book and would recommend it. It reminded me of "The Hours" in it's gentle, pedestrian manner. It gave me a glimpse into Australian life.
The whole story winds its way to the ending, which has a small twist. I wasn't really surprised at the way the story turned out, but I did enjoy it.
This is a good story to listen to in spin class.
Really fing funny!
This one ranks among ".. Corduroy and Denim" and "Me Talk Pretty One Day."
Listening to Sedaris narrate his own stories is as pleasant and true as listening to Tina Fey at "Bossypants" and Jennifer Lawson at "Let's Pretend..."
I am a big fan of Sedaris. This book is less biting as previous ones, but no less hilarious.
If there are audiobooks similar to this one about other historical events, I'd be interested in listening to them.
I liked hearing real clips about the assassination and subsequent details. I am impressed that someone thought to make that footage available because it covers the period prior to the conspiracy theories and Warren Report. Most interviews are reactions unsullied by history. The sound quality was poor in some areas, but this is to be expected with old audio files.
This is my second Erik Larson book. I also read In the Garden of Beasts. He has a way of bringing history to life -- in this case, a combination of history and horror. I learned a lot about a snapshot in history that I would not have otherwise learned.
I plan to! The combination of Follett's story and Lee's voice makes this book and the trilogy a treasure.
I loved revisiting history through the eyes of a European. We Americans have our own "rose-colored glasses" when it comes to stories about Kennedy, King and Johnson; Follett's fiction is told from a different point of view and it works.
My favorite scene was when the family came together while on vacation from East and West Germany.
This is the third in the trilogy, so it's the end of an era. Well done, Follett. Well done!
I think Dotrice does a wonderful job bringing these characters to life.
Martin tends to abandon storylines and introduce new characters in the thick of things. I'm still waiting to find out what happened to Bran and Rickan.
I knew I would love this book, but it wildly exceeded my expectations.
If I could have quit my job, drove to the beach and listened to this book straight through, I would totally have done that. Yes, it was that good!
Jenna Lamia brings The Invention of Wings to life. I recognized her voice from The Help and I was delighted to hear from her. She has an uncanny sense of the Southern voice.
If I could take any character to dinner, it would be Nina Griemke. This character is only seen through her sister's lens; I would like to get to know her from her point of view.
The author spent the most time on George Ashby, so I gleaned the most information about the history of the island through his lifetime.
No! I found the narrator to be annoying and amateurish. Mispronunciations of words including nascent, miscegenation and (gasp!) cavalry interrupted the experience for me. The book was well-written, but the narrator did a bit of a hack job with her vocal representation of it. If I see an audio book with her name on it, I’ll make a point of not purchasing it.
Yes. The author created a virtual Barbados that I felt very comfortable in. I would enjoy seeing the history of the island brought to life and since reading the book, I'm interesting in visiting the island.
If you enjoyed Roots by Alex Haley, you'll enjoy Sugar in the Blood.
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