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.
This is one of the best stories I've read all year. I really enjoyed the story and the performance.
I found Mark Watney to be a real jackass, but it worked for him. He was a worthy protagonist and I enjoyed being along for the ride.
I listened it twice!
The narrator flubbed the German accent and words. He should have done a better job with that sort of thing.
God be praised!
Edward Herrmann brings this story to life. His voice suits any work from this era. I finished this story on the day that Herrmann died. I can't think of a better tribute to the actor's cadre.
This book made me cry. I feel that under similar circumstances, I would not show a fraction of the grace and perseverance that seemed inherent in Lou Zamperini. I'm glad to have come to know him through Laura Hillenbrand's book.
Carrington MacDuffie matches the tone of the book. Her voice enhanced my enjoyment.
Who needs a tagline with a title like that?!
I did not agree all of Amy Alkon's suggestions, but I respected her opinions. Her approach to manners for the new millennium is practical and comical. Well done!
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.
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