As an Australian, I am interested in the nuts and bolts of the US health system. However this was just a total showcase for railing against the lack of national health care and the ills of health insurers in the United States. In the end, I just had to stop listening because I got sick to death of yet another character's rants.
No. I only listened for two hours before giving up.
No problem with the narration.
No. Characters are one-dimensional, and hard to believe in a story that cried out for depth.
I would love to. Adichie's extraordinarily rich language, so beautifully and poetically read by Adjoa Andoh. A story that crosses continents and cultures with insight, sensitivity and startling authenticity.
I loved them all.
I wish I was more attracted to the McCall Smith detective series, because Andoh's interpretation would be the tipping point. I could listen to her all day.
Ifem. I identified with her immigrant's search for home.
The personal failed to transcend and become universal.
Goldman could have been a little less obsessed with diarising the relationship, and put more effort into a philosophical approach to the tragedy, thereby placing it in the broader scheme of his life.
Goldman's untrammeled adoration for his young wife prevented us from seeing what there actually was to adore. A little less telling, and a lot more showing could have made it more believable.
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