I loved this story! We got the view point from three different people: Alice, her sister and Frannie. I think it was just creatively done and it was a multidimensional story with the three viewpoints and you not only got to know Alice through their eyes, you got to know the other two and what they've gone through in the present and in the past.
One negative of the audiobook version which could be overlooked because the story was just beautiful. I didn't love the narrator unfortunately. In fact, in the beginning, I didn't really realize when Alice's viewpoint switched to her sister's viewpoint....the narrator had the same exact voice and tone for both of them.
I loved this audiobook! I have to say, it does start out a bit slow but then it really picks up and you can't put it down! The narrator was PERFECT! He got all the accents correctly and every character had his/her own voice. This is one of those novels when you finish, you sit back and think about it and absorb it for a while before starting a new book.
I read all the reviews before starting this audiobook. And the reviewers weren't kidding about the poor narration. The author's voice was very flat with little emotion in very emotional parts. The story itself was really good and very sad. It's just sad to see relatively young people go through memory loss and dementia.
YES! At the time, I rarely read nonfiction books but this book changed that. I have never ever been so enthralled by a book/audiobook before. I couldn't put it down. Laura Hillenbrand really takes you into Louie's life, you feel everything that Louie felt, especially during the hardest times in his life. This is a must read/listen to!
cry mostly, you felt every pain
Detailed history put in an interesting way. I get bored with non-fictions very easily. This book was not dry at all...it was well written and I could see the story come alive. I can see book coming out as a movie someday.
No - I think his performance was adequate. He isn't an actor so that's understandable.
No - it took about a week. I listen to other books and read other books as well.
I just loved the story! It was my first time reading/listening to it but I have heard great things about it for years. Animal Farm is ranked pretty high on my list now. I loved the narrator as well...really well acted. It is relevant to this day and age so I recommend listening to it.
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