I stuck it out but it's only because of the positive reviews I'd read. For me the story made no sense. I did not find the characters likable. Their story just went on and on without even a satisfying ending. Tom Stechschulte did a great job narrating the book. Without his effort I'm sure I would have "thrown it against the wall." If you like long stories about dreary places and even drearier people, you'll love this book.
Now I remember how much I disliked Graham Greene's books. Colin Firth may be a good actor but even the greatest narration cannot help such self- indulgences. If you have lots of time on your hands you may adore this book as many reviewers obviously do. For me it had no attraction. She's dead. Get over it! And, moving in with your dead lovers husband? PLEASE...........
I am new to Bryce Courtenay but this won't be my last book.
I was transported to a different world and a different time with characters and story that kept me spellbound. The research for this book was so well done that every character and every situation seemed so real it's hard to believe that the book is a work of fiction. Thank you Bryce Courtenay for this wonderful book. Although a part of the book is about great suffering, during the Korean "Conflict," the story was engrossing. You won't be able to read this book without it having an impact on you.
Humphrey Bower is truly a great narrator. His dramatization of the characters was nothing less than perfect! He is the perfect partner for Courtenay's books
Hossini has proven himself to be a sensitive and thoughtful storyteller. While The Kite Runner centered on two boys this book deals with family life in Afganistan during the various wars and conflicts since the 1970's. He centers this tale on the lives of two women detailing the reality of living under the control of the Taliban and the changes between Soviet rule and the other factions that have controlled the country. This is a must read for all women and a cautionary story for everyone. The people of that poor war torn country are still suffering and there's no reason to believe that their lives will be any better by our having invaded them.
You gotta get this book. Engrossing story. Unusual plot. Well read by J. D. Jackson. Lots of unexpected plot twists. John Grisham comes through with another absorbing mystery.
Just finished listening to Scott Sowers narration of John Hart's "The Last Child." I don't know what some people have been complaining about the narration. It was no problem for me. Scott Sowers is limited in the number and variety of voices he used but there was certainly nothing unpleasant in his accent or his voice. John Hart's story is intriguing and has lots of twists to keep you "turning the page." Give this one a try. It' sure to keep you wanting to listen.
This story was absorbing and entertaining without the need for foul language and violence. Very refreshing! This is an old fashion tale of love lost and found set in Italy and the US spanning many years. Wonderful book! A must read for people who enjoyed The Help and The Secret LIfe of Bees.
Interesting plot with well developed characters. John Lee did a fabulous job narrating the story!
I had a hard time ploughing through this book. I found it way too long and very tedious. I hung in there based on others reviews. Although I am a Sci-Fi fan, this was not an absorbing story.
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