I loved this book and I am far from a young adult. I enjoyed the characters and I will miss them. The narrator was great. And the book provided plenty of food for thought. Out of the Labyrinth and into the Great Perhaps.
This is my 3rd Kate Morton and my favorite so far. Like her others she goes back and forth in time. I loved the characters and the story. I loved how everything finally ended. The narration was absolutely lovely. A great listening experience!
The story is supposed to be from the point of view of a 7 yr old child but I don't know any 7 yr old that would have this degree of maturity in the way she viewed and related to her world.
If the narrator were a teenager the book would have been more believable.
I didn't like the narrator. There was way too much 'punctuation' in her voice. Between her way of reading and the prose of the book I often found my attention wandering.
I really wanted to like this book as I know it is autobiographical and the author lived through a horrific time but the main character was just not realistic and the narrator of the book irritated me.
This was an interesting account of the murder of Adam Walsh and the investigation into the matter. It was a very frustrating account riddled with ineptitude. The narration was fine. It just could have been a lot shorter.
Interesting, attention-grabbing story told in succinct language which results in a very listenable narrative. The narrator did a fine job. The novel kept my interest. Highly recommended.
I found this book to be quite fascinating-- a murdered president and the lunatic who shot him, Alexander Graham Bell and Lister and the beginning of germ theory. The book was so clearly written and narrated that it made listening a pleasure.
This book was quite well narrated. The Irish lilt is wonderful. The story of Lily is sad but accepting and compassionate. A book of the ravages of war told in a quiet and lyrical way. I listened to this right after listening to 'Johnny Got Your Gun', another anti-war piece. (that was a very well done book also).
I just finished this-- listened 2 times which is unusual for me but I needed to listen a second time for some of the nuances I missed first time around. This is the story of a distinguished lawyer and judge told back and forth thru time. Old Filth--'failed in London, try Hong Kong', is a Raj Orphan. Dark but in a dry, British, 'stiff upper lip' sort of way. The narrator is perfect for the job. This book would be a great book club selection-- lots to discuss. I just downloaded 'The Man in the Wooden Hat' which is his wife's story.
This book was extremely well narrated. The story was quite good-- I enjoyed the evolution of Marina, the main character. This is the 2nd Ann Patchett novel I have read-- the first one being Belle Canto. I enjoy her rather ethereal way of writing and it translates well to an audible version.
This book was fascinating and well narrated. Lots of information on bugs and their habits and the diseases they carry. I started this book during a power outage due to severe thunderstorms. Quite creepy.
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