This was a long journey that leaves you in a different place when you're done reading it.
I really enjoyed this story which focused on the spouses of "famous" people, in this case the wife of a professor at "Corinth" college (must be really Cornell) and the husband of a famous novelist. It was a very intimate portrait of the characters enmeshed a story line with just enough momentum to keep you moving.
This ranks in the top half of the books I've listened to. I finished it! I enjoyed it, but it was a bit slow.
When the book finally gets near the conclusion and all the story threads come together it was quite engaging. It just took a bit too long to get there.
The characters were well read and distinguishable. As usual, female narrators do the women better than the men, but overall still quite nice.
The book covers a forgotten (at least from the US) part of world war II and does a great job of making the period come alive.
There are some really good essays and some pretty good essays. All of it is worth listening too, but it gets to be a bit boring after the 10th essay or so.
The second volume of the Eragon Series has some exciting plot developments and a generally good story. Still, the prose can be a little awkward at times.
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