I'm in too far to give up now. This book is so long--it easily could have had all the necessary info contained in a book half the size. The lead up to Carole's relationship with Rick 1 was way too long, and, "who are these guys?" I thought maybe part of a different book had mistakenly been added. Yikes.
The reader's reading of the song lyrics, Really? It would have been nice to have clips of the actual songs. And after 18 hours, the reader's voice is really getting to me.
I agree, TMI about the sexual relationships and the reports of venereal disease.
I love the music of all these woman and what I DID like was the back story to many of the songs.
I loved the captivating story of Velva Jean. I empathized with her all along the way, having lost my mother and having gone through many difficult circumstances in my own life.
Jenna Lamia is very talented and did a wonderful job of bringing the characters in this book to life.
I highly recommend this book.
I loved the book, Velva Jean Learns to Drive, and I loved the reader. She did a wonderful job maintaining different voices for each character. I felt like I was right there on Fair Mountain.
I was excited and looked forward to Velva Jean Learns to Fly. Sadly, a different reader was chosen for this book. She doesn't have a southern accent and is not at all consistent in the voice she uses for Velva Jean, and barely manages to differentiate the other characters. Sorry, Emily, it's nothing personal, I am sure you are a very nice person!
It's hard to rate the story because I am so disappointed in the performance.
I'll be returning this book and hope that Becoming Clementine has an engaging reader.
Alexander McCall Smith does it again. His stories about Precious and her friends and family are a wonderful break from the realities of the world. I love that the series stresses living a thoughtful and intentional life.
Lisette Lecat does a wonderful job of reading.
The Corduroy Mansion series, also by McCall Smith, is equally delightful.
You MUST listen to this book!
It is a book I could not stop listening to. I had to keep going to hear what happened next.
It's an amazing story of survival and redemption.
There are some sections of descriptive violence.
Edward Herrmann was the best reader I have ever listened to.
Loved this book.
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