I loved listening to Mary-Ann tell her story in the language of the Hutterites and with the accent that has carried over from her heritage.
I was completely stunned to hear of the drastic upheaval experienced by the family when they left the Colony and its lifestyle. I never thought it could be such a drastic change, but it was a great time of change in the world in general. I grew up in the same time period as Mary-Ann did, my family was a lot like hers. I had a lot of difficulty fitting in, but I was already part of the outside world.
I said before, I loved her enunciation and accent. If only reading, this part would be lost. It adds so much to the overall story. It expresses the love they had for one another, it also explained the confusion they were living through when they left the Colony. I especially appreciated that this was Mary-Ann's story, narrated by her!
I've visited Hutterite Colonies in the United States. There were many aspects of their life that I knew of, but the details added in this story cleared away questions I never knew I had. I wanted to cry when the book ended!
LOVED, Loved, loved this story and the author/narrator. I would gladly read more of Mary-Ann Kirkby's books, if she were to write again. Especially, if she were the narrator!!!
Yes, the author and the narrator painted the story very well.
I loved the meeting of Ruby and Ada
YES YES YES
The book is so good, I was surprised to find the ending different from the movie. I saw the movie first, but thoroughly enjoyed both of them.
I'd listen to this book again. I'm almost one third thru the story, so I can't give much away, but what I've heard so far has been very interesting
I like biographies, I enjoy happy endings. This is a roller coaster ride for Nash, so I'm also along for the ride!
Like I said, I'm only finishing the 1st section of the book, it's all been building towards his decline.
You think you know the ending, but what a story!
I almost didn't finish this book. The introduction was overwhelming. I'd get interested, then it would drone on into mathematical information, but then, fortunately, it would get interesting again. I'm glad I persevered!!!
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