Story is good if shallow..but it would be entertaining if the original narrator did this book too. Awful voice takes away the enjoyment, really could not listen to the entire book.
I have spent endless happy hours listening to the stories of this wonderful author. He is a gifted story teller, and every other book has been a great adventure. But this story dragged...on and on, filled with political, history and environmental lessons when all I wanted was to be entertained. Let this one go.
It is a painfully real story of the inhumanity of slavery, but more than that it is the story of sisters, women that bond against all odds. The people are realistic, like all of us good and bad in a confusing whole. While interesting on an historic level, it is the striving, emotional level that keeps you listening. As good as good gets.
It is a world few of us have to experience first hand, so many things were new. It was a love story, but even more, it was a story about the quality of life, and choosing not to accept what fate has created of your life. Interesting...
This book grabs you from the first moment. It was unlike an story I ever heard; I couldn't figure out where it was going. And then I did. And then it stopped going anywhere. The ending especially was endlessly painful.
For me, the test of a good book is how long it stays on my mind, how often I talk about it with friends. This one floats around in my head, I still can't figure out if I am empathetic or judgemental. The book presents a different world, I'm glad I visited. But I certainly won't want to stay.
The sex is all there. The story is not. Bared to You lacks depth, plot line, and character development; everyone seemed kind of one dimensional. I did listen to the entire book, kind of waiting for something new to develop other than sex and temper tantrums. No character seemed realistic to me, I felt no emphathy for any of them. On the plus side, I will never look at a tinted window limousine in the quite the same way.
It seems a simple story. It is not. The events spin about, clarifying and confusing all at once. I could relate to all the well developed, solid and realistic characters. It's the girl that I can't get out of my head or heart that haunts me. A gentle, dynamic book that can't really be explained....you just have to read it. Enjoy.
this story from before WWII...the people are real, they seem like someone you could know...if only we could step back in time. Wonderful story, held my interest from morning to when I feel asleep listening. A#1!
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