This book absolutely captivated me, and I found myself making excuses to listen just a little bit more throughout the day. I laughed out loud many times. Semple's characters are so spot-on, as are her portrayals of private schools, life in Seattle, and Microsoft. Add to this a simply outstanding Narrator, and you've got a true gem.
I loved this story! The whole concept of viewing your present life from you as a 10-years-younger person was compelling. It made me stop and examine my own life and wonder what I would think were I "Alice." But the story is not at all heavy and I laughed regularly throughout. The narrator is fabulous and I'll listen to anything else that she has done. Great book.
And it's so much more than a love story. Very intelligent, lyrical and insightful book about race relations and personal relations both within and without the United States. The Narrator was simply outstanding! Highly recommended.
Such a unique story, with a depth of emotion that made for a wonderful "listen." Keith Szarabajka did a particularly good job with his character. I didn't want this book to end!
This book works on so many different levels, its hard to pinpoint just one reason why I enjoyed it so much. But I did. Thoroughly. Highly recommended.
Im so glad I read others' reviews and picked this one up myself. I thoroughly enjoyed it, despite (because of?) its grim storyline. No punches are pulled here, and I appreciated that.
I found this story to be quite engaging, suspenseful, and very realistic in its treatment of an aging, functioning alcoholic. Mary Beth Hurt couldn't be any better for giving voice to this cast of characters, especially Hildy. She nailed it!
What better story for Audible fanatics than one about the power of reading and sharing books. The remarkable relationship between Will and his Mother in her last years, and the role that books played during those years, makes for a beautiful read. I found myself wanting to be part of their exclusive book club as well. Several of the books Will and his mom shared are now on my Wish List.
This book just warmed my heart. Such an engaging love story, with goodly doses of humor and razor-sharp wit. I didn't want it to end.
It was nice to hear Edoardo Ballerini narrate again after doing such a terrific job on Beautiful Ruins. He really gets a chance to stretch his chops on this one with all the Italian and French accents, and he's simply remarkable. The story's pretty darn good, too! Funny, exciting and smart. I was very pleasantly surprised by this book. I hope the movie does it justice.
I don't read or listen to much non-fiction, but I'm so glad I picked up this amazing autobiography. It literally blew me away. I have such admiration for the author and her courage to tell her story. It was gripping and stayed with me for weeks after the last word.
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