The character development within the story was fascinating. It was a pleasure to listen to the nuances of the somewhat flawed character blossom along as path of the story line unwinds.
The quircky main character. We all know people that fall into these somewhat different ways of coping.
Yes, I listened to Shop Girl and of course, have recently saw him on his incredibly talented banjo tour.
Both Shop Girl and The Pleasure of My Company truly couldn't be read by anyone but the author. His incredible timing and comedic background is unsurpassed- Can't imagine this book would work with anyone but Steve narrating.
The end was delightful
An easy to listen to, happy, thoughtfully written book. Delightful if you are seeking something to take your mind off the troubles of the world.
Fannie, you are a master story teller. There are several books on the WASPS but the way you articulated their contributions was outstanding.
A sweet uplifting storyteller, Fannie Flagg always writes with humor and hope. Thank you for taking my mind out of present day troubles. Your gentle writing & soothing voice are just what I needed to escape for a short visit to a different time and place.
A shy woman realizing her own power.
Just as good as all. Keep going!
Jimmy's advice to Bobby.
The Dick Van Dyke Show was my favorite show as a child. Mary Tyler Moore and Van Dyke truly were the perfect combination and the reruns never fail to bring me back to a gentler time.
Perhaps I expected more too much from the author, a master of physical comedy.
He recited his biography like a child standing in front of the class with stage fright. It was disappointing to listen to him drone his way through his life story.
More enthusiasm, more comedy, more of everything in terms of emotion in his voice.
No. He wrote in rather agonizing detail.
the writing style was so descriptive I felt like I was with Harold on his journey.
Harold, of course. His tenacity- his examination of the life he led- his belief in good.
There is a point in the book that I cannot tell about- it would spoil the story. Let's just say, I have experienced loss- the moment came when I sobbed and could not stop- time stopped for me as I relived the exact moments that Harold and Maureen went through.
Oh, please don't make a movie. The book was so perfect, I am not sure the emotions, Harold's thoughts, Maureen's feelings could be captured without losing a great deal of why Harold did what he did.
The author is to be congratulated- this was one of the most insightful, uplifting but emotional fiction books I have read in some time.
The prose, the descriptive phrases- every paragraph made me want to hear more. It felt like I was sitting with Karen, listening to here tell her life story.
Memoirs of a Geisha. Another book where the story was so intense and beautifully written, if makes you feel you just had a long chat with a brilliant, fascinating person.
Well, they made a movie and the title is the same. The movie is equally beautiful. It strays from the book, focusing more on Karen's relationship with Denis; however, the movie provides visual images help to enhance the vision of Africa when you listen to this book.
The book is better than the movie; however, the book and the movie are right on the top of my best loved list.
Hoped this would give me more insight into the healing process after the death of our teenage son. The focus on God and prayer just does not resonate with me with this book. Listening to some of the stories, I could not relate to most. When the worst that can happen to a parent happens, I was looking for some spiritual guidance that was not soley religion based. I am finding that looking to Buddhism and Tao is more of a help. Organized religion at this point in our attempt to deal with his death is not helping. The focus on prayer makes us feel like failures. We can't pray right now. All we can do is breathe. Prayer didn't keep the worst from happening. I know this could be debated by many, but I am simply not in a position to feel that organized religions have helped us through this horrible experience.
Less focus on what he considers the power of prayer. I prayed and prayed that my children would be safe, so when our son died, it was like a slap in the face after all the years of intense prayer.
Somewhat. His voice is not exactly easy to listen to.
I think for people who are very comfortable with organized religion, it is probably very helpful. We were very active in organized religion; however, our church failed to come to our aid, offering no solace, no comfort and no follow up to see how we were doing. Thus, our turn to learning more about spirituality that is not organized religion based. I found much more solace in the Buddhist way of honoring a child who has passed. I find solace in nature and small things, like the beauty of a sunset. I feel the power of a higher being as I learn more about Buddhism and Tao.
No knocking Normal Vincent Peale, just could not relate.
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