I couldn't keep going! I made it about halfway through this story. The ideal listener wants to learn about the world of book collecting. It teaches you all about it! The mystery (?) is secondary and I just couldn't hang in there to find out if there really was a mystery underneath the story line. The reviews I read said it was for people who love books. But this is for the lover of the physical book itself - not the story inside.
The author grabs you from the beginning and you don't let go until the very end. Great story that pulls at the heart. Wonderful characters. Great narration.
Another great story with fantastic narration! You'll love it too! There has not yet been a Craig Johnson Longmire story without a good plot. I highly recommend.
And of course I can listen to George Guidall endlessly! He is SUCH a great voice!
I love Tana French and this is a great story - one of the top two in my opinion. I could hardly put it down!
I just love the whole series and this one did not disappoint! Get hooked!
I guess not -- this just seemed boring to me. I'm 64 and perhaps I've done a little too much coming of age? I don't know but it just didn't grab me at all. I'm glad to have another classic under my belt so I know what it was about but I had a hard time staying awake.
I REALLY enjoyed listening to this book. I listen while walking my dogs and I was riveted throughout. Who knew that old Russia would be so consuming, so easy to listen to and so much fun. I am so glad to finally be familiar with this book and what a wonderful way to discover it. The narration was just PERFECT. Brava! If I recall this version was cheaper than some and I think I chose it due to good reviews. It was wonderful.
I found it difficult to get through this whole story and I found it a bit depressing. It is certainly different. I did read the whole thing but I can't say I would recommend it to anyone. Just an odd tale that I found disturbing. I am sure it was supposed to be just that.
This was a great story with great characters. Nothing heady - just entertaining and fun. I was eager to read it so I could then watch the movie. I was truly disgusted with what they did in the film - totally ruined the depth of the main character! And destroyed a good ending. I recommend this book!
Touching - romantic - beautiful
Perhaps Snow Falling on Cedars - a similar mood if I am remembering the film correctly. Cider House Rules - again the mood more than anything.
Just absolutely molded the main character at all ages - phenomenal!
It actually took me a bit to get into it into the beginning. Then I just fell into the story and couldn't wait to find out what would happen.
I had never read this book even though I'm 64. This was a great way to hear it and enliven the story with the great narration. How wonderful to have chosen Tim Robbins. I actually hadn't noticed his name when I bought the book and WOW - so perfect. I had also never seen the movie so it was a lot of fun to find it on Netflix after listening. The book is better!
I really fell in love with the narrator of the story - probably because of the narration itself!
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