Harlingen, TX | Member Since 2004
I listened to most of this audiobook twice and still haven't found out what happened to the disappearing husband. He's a pretty large part of the whole plot. Men are pretty weakly portrayed, as another reviewer pointed out.
The characters, the struggles, the small victories, the reality of race and farming and being human are expertly woven into this intriguing tale.
The old man who becomes the advisor/salvation of the main character.
The ending scene was very gratifying.
Sugarcane farmin' in the South ain't like livin' in California!
Am anxious to hear anything more which this author creates!
yes. I love Maeve Binchy's stories. They're about real people and especially the importance of connecting with others.
Other titles by Maeve Binchy. Her writing is truly unique, and the villages and neighborhoods she writes about are places I aspire to be one day.
She's wonderful with the different characters and accents. You can tell that she understands the intent of each story and the attitudes of each character.
I'm truly sorry that Maeve is no longer with us. I've listened to everything available in audiobooks, and now I'll try to hunt down each of her other titles in paperback.
yes. I've already listened to it twice. I just love the characters and the different plots and subplots.
The story concentrated on the wide range of goodness one finds in humanity and the silly predicaments we find ourselves in.
For the most part, she did good vocalizations which set the characters apart as distinct.
I loved the part where Henry saved the day.
Alison Larkin's baby noises were annoying, but on the second listen I suppose I was ready for them.
The characters, the wonderful narration, the settings, the story-lines.
The wonderful voices of each character and the story introspection.
Untold Realities. Many of the dilemmas were caused by what was unsaid amongst friends and family members.
I've listened to this story several times and have enjoyed the retelling immensely.
Someone who wanted to hear about sex in every paragraph of the story.
I couldn't get past constantly hearing about sex and not much else. A stronger focus on developing and presenting an interesting story would be a real improvement.
I couldn't get past the content to really evaluate the performance adequately. I'm sorry the narrator was stuck with this title.
Yuck! I should've read a bunch of reviews and listened to the Sample.
I'd ask the esteemed Mr. McCall Smith to add in some of his comic irony to decrease the unending sense of tension.
The excellent description of the lives of the rich who live in Cayman. For those of us who touch down on cruise ships, this side of life is invisible.
The narration was okay, but not outstanding in any way.
Yes, it was. But if you've not read this author's other works, I'd suggest any of the other titles. This was my least favorite.
I love the Nigerian dialect and depths of discussion about different social structures.
Believable characters and very believable settings.
The two main characters were my favorites; I can't remember how to spell their names, having listened to the book rather than reading it!
I believe my reaction was a better understanding of Nigerian culture and "Africahn" migration to "white" countries.
The blog post streams were excellent.
Highly intelligent characters.
Flat Finn; he was surrounded by mystery.
Depths of the human psyche.
This is an amazing book and I highly recommend it. It's entirely believable.
yes, I'll probably listen to it again. I'm always interrupted multiple times while listening to a title. Listening again allows me to notice details and nuances which I missed the first time around. And, I really enjoy hearing the best of the dialogue multiple times!
I'm a gardener and a garden club member; it was interesting to hear about the projects earlier garden clubbers carried out. I can't say our garden club has been involved in saving anyone from crazed criminals!
She does a decent Southern folks dialect. I'm from the South, so phony accents are pretty grating!
I laughed alot. Many of the characters are a real hoot!
To Susan Wittig Albert: please keep writing!
I love Fannie Flagg's approach to life, the characters she includes could well be in my own family and the neighborhood where I grew up. Besides delightful characters and situations, I loved the historical settings.
Maeve Binchy's books are similar in scope. Believable story in a realistic setting. Wonderfully diverse characters.
I believe this is the first story I've heard which was narrated by Fannie Flagg, herself. At first, I thought the voice sounded too old for some of the characters, but I adapted quickly. I've read or listened to everything Fannie Flagg has published. The characters and story in this title did not disappoint. The historical context is very important, as a bit of "womens' rights" during and after WW2 are a large part of the story. Many of us are unaware of the many separate battles women have faced in gaining their fair share of salary, position, etc.
Of course, I was always waiting to see what would happen next.
I broke out in spontaneous laughter over many situations and comments. This book left me feeling happy. I don't need any "downer" literature! And I'm absolutely sick of all the vampire and science fiction mysteries. I wish they would have their own special category so I wouldn't have to trudge thru them in a search for new titles.
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