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.
I enjoyed this memoir of a guy who had a dream and followed that dream. He immersed himself in wine making and made his dream happen and he appears to have been fully supported by his wife. Not many of us would dare to give up a job, move to another country and culture and become an expert and success in a field we previously really knew nothing about. And not many partners would hold down the home fort an ocean away. Plus it was educational and well narrated.
This is a book that was so beautifully narrated that I am sure the print version could never be as good as the audible version.
As one life concludes another life unfolds.
There were several narrators but the narrator for the main character, Louisa Clark, was just perfect. Wonderful diction, cadence and speed. One of my favorite performances.
This is one of the best audible books I have listened to. A bittersweet story with perfect narration.
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!
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.
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