No. I absolutely could not get "into" the story and the reading was ....well, I didn't like it at all. Maybe if the narrator had been different I could have finished the story. I tried for
almost 4 hours (not at one time...just couldn't continue), but finally gave up.
I didn't like the characters and the story seemed to jump around enough for me not to continue.
I can't even think. I don't think I liked the story enough to consider another narrator.
I thought of Barbara Rosenblat, but don't think she'd WANT to read this.
Alice....but the way the reader
"read" her, SHE sounded dead.
Could not finish the first part.
Definitely in the top 25%....not the very best, but an engrossing story. I did figure...or THOUGHT i'd figured out "who done it", and was right, but the story still kept my interest.I've always liked Gregg Hurwitz's books.
I love suspense and characters that show some initiative, as Nick and Enduma did, so I can't say they "increased" my interest....it was already there.
(question changed...so answer doesn't fit)
Nick and Enduma were my favorite characters...see above.
The political scene was disheartening but probably more true than not. Like the story, I know there is SO much in politics that we don't know.
I didn't really "dislike" the performance, but thought some of the character's voices didn't match my ideas of them.....but maybe that's just me. He was "good enough".
This was for the question....about the performance! It keeps changing places.
I liked the interaction with Nick and his stepdad.
Nick's endings might have ended differently, but were probably more original the way they were.
DO YOU KEEP CHANGING THE QUESTIONS? THEY NEVER SEEM TO MATCH UP TO MY ANSWERS WHEN SUBMITTED.
Laura Hillenbrand's ability to put you RIGHT there with Louis Zamperini while he went through horrific WWII POW experiences and Edward Herrmann's narration made listening to this book almost a fixation until it was done. A true story of endurance, friendship, and the horrors that people can inflict on each other was totally compelling. There were tears at times and amazement that people could actually live through it.
I think one of the most memorable moments was when the Americans came flying by, dropping life-saving food, drink and medicines. It's hard to even imagine what that truly felt like to those men.
Not only is Edward Herrmann a great actor, but his voice phrasing, inflections put you into the story. Only when you had to stop at times did I realize what a perfect voice he had for this story.
There were really MANY moments that moved me to tears and/or wonderment. The time in the raft, the sufferings in the camp, the rescue. The fact that this is a true story and that he is still alive at 95 made it even more amazing.
Laura Hillenbrand's writing is perfection to me. Seabiscuit had us glued to the cd. The fact that my husband's uncle was a jockey at Santa Anita at that time gave us a little thrill of connection. I spent 2 hours on the computer reading even more. Now, with Unbroken, I did the same thing. Right to the computer....looking up the Zamperinis.
If you love great writing, read these books.
Ceecee Honeycutt would be near the top of my audiobooks, with a slight downturn for
predictability after she moved to her great aunt's home.
The way Ceecee cared for her mother in spite of her mental illness...and the women who
came to her aid. From her wonderful neighbor to the bevy of women who lived in Savannah, she was able to come to grips with her situation and realize that she was loved.
Have not listened to her before, but would definitelly enjoy her again.
She did such a good job on the different accents/voices and her voice was smooth
and realistic for a young girl.
Loved Ceecee but it would be the cook, Oletta. Loved her direct talk seasoned by love.
Very enjoyable listen!
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