Great character acting - a fun, interesting story. The characters become very real. Feel like a great play. Nice to have a classic story told so well. I highly recommend it. A top listen.
At least sustained me for a while...if you want an easy listen, go for it. Definitely chick lit.
I tried to educate myself, but the narration way too monotone and the story told so tediously - maybe it's a guys book?
If I can't get into a book in the first hour - I quit. I liked the narrators voice and accent, just couldn't sustain me -- I do not have much patience...
One of the best books I have listened to. Probably would have thought it too predictable and shallow for a read - but the readings and characters on the audio made the story come alive. I laughed and cheered for the characters. I could not wait to continue the book every day. Along with The Glass Castle - my favorite audio book.
Awful writing. Bad acting. Save your self time and skip this one. Unless I guess you love daytime soap operas.
I look for books that can sustain me while on long runs. This one does. It tells an important part of Boston history - often really gruesome detailing the clash of Irish police and blacks and strikers and factories in gritty Boston. The narration is excellent. The Glass Castle was the only other book that held my interest so much.
I am sure this is a great and important book, well written, etc. Unfortunately, it did not translate well into an audio book for me. Very hard to pay attention and keep interesed. The reading did not help bring the words alive either. After 2 hours, I am quiting!
This is my 3rd books on tape -- and the best! I loved it -- both the story and and reading....compelling, fascinating..the best acting/reading I have ever heard. The family obviously gave her Jeannette her strength, smarts, and her anger...A must listen-to book!
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