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.
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.
The author takes a pristine look at her life where every challenge is a lesson and every obstacle is a perfectly-navigated success. Life is a lot messier than that! I wish she'd been a lot more open about her failures. Name-dropping is always annoying, regardless of the intent.
The narrator's voice was annoying to me and may have colored my judgement of the book. Maybe a different actor would have made the experience better for me.
The author seemed to be ignoring the fact that a lot of women don't have/haven't had her opportunities and make choices based on a very different rubric. She also pooh-pooh'd the decisions of women who, like me, step off the corporate track to raise a child. Sure, if I'd decided to stay committed to my high profile job I wouldn't be in a salary deficit today, but I don't regret putting my daughter first.
Yes! The author gave a gritty and truthful look at the hotel industry, peppered with advice for customers. It was comically honest and equally tragic. I loved this book. I highly recommend it. I gave it all the stars!
I liked that the author was the narrator. It was the kind of story that was best told by the person who lived it.
Tomsky was good with the voices. He was engaging and funny, even when the subject matter was negative. He was honest about his own negative experiences. I have a problem with other writers like Sheryl Sandberg (Lean In) and Tal Birdsey (A Room for Learning: The Making of a School in Vermont) who are coy about what screw ups they are. We are all screw ups and being honest about that, like Tomsky, is real.
I listened to Gone Girl twice just in case I missed something the first time!
There were many plots twists that kept me on the edge of my seat. Good guys and bad guys kept switching places, to my delight.
It took several days to finish this book, but if I could have, I would have listened to it in one sitting.
Midnight Robber ranks almost at the bottom of the books I've listened to.
I think the author lied when she set up the father and the little girl as good characters in the beginning of the book. As the story went on, I found them both morally bankrupt and could not enjoy the story. The only reason I finished it was because I thought that Robin Miles' reading was sublime and I enjoyed the uniqueness of the patois.
This is not something that I would have purchased on my own. I took it on a This is Audible podcast. I'm glad that I did. It is a remarkable story.
The narrator is a small child. The childish voice in such a compelling story is jarring.
I loved that the author was the reader. It made the book more entertaining. I loved that their were nuggets that didn't appear in the book.
I was listening to it in my car when my cell phone rang and a 911 operator asked me about dead bodies. Imagine me trying to explain that it was an audio book!
Jenny Lawson is milk-through-your-nose funny.
I loved the story and John Lee brought it to life extraordinarily. I am listening to it again!
I love historical fiction. What I loved most about this one was its unique emphasis on the lives of ordinary people during this time period. Most books like this center on kings and queens.
I am glad that John Lee is a consistent narrator in Ken Follet's books. His voice is unique and entertaining.
I would take Tom out to dinner because he could use the meal.
I equally enjoyed the sequel.
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