The build-up of suspense in Gardner's novels is amazing. The psychology of the books especially pulls me in.. trying to figure out who sane and who is not. It's always a surprise!
I did not know the history of sulfa and how important it was. I think of penicillin as the first antibiotic and was glad to learn about this important precursor.
So sad that there will be no more books from this man. I have so enjoyed all of his narratives. He writes in language that allows me to really "see" the story as well as hear it.
I waited for this second book in the series and now am waiting for the third. So far, Ken Follett has never disappointed!
I chose to listen to this due to other reviews that suggested it. I was glad I did. A sweet and well written/told story that warmed my heart!
This was a very informative and well presented book. There were many things I did not know about Molokai and the exiles there and found it fascinating how things really transpired.
While I enjoyed the story and the narrations, I had some difficulty with the Aspergers references. I have worked with many kids with AS and by that age most are well socialized, if a bit quirky, by his age. He seems more like a person with high functioning autism, which I believe to be a different but similar diagnosis. Also, what mom who is active in working with her son would not have immediately called in an ADA lawyer or advocate?
This was such a beautiful and beautifully done story! I looked forward to listening yet tried to mete it out so that it would not be done too quickly. Unlike many celebrity books, it felt like a real life.
I love Jodi Picoult's stories but especially enjoyed this one with the music and singing added. I think that listening to this had to be better than just reading it.
I chose this due to ratings of others and because of people I've known who have dealt with cancer, including my mother. It was a fascinating treatise on cancer. Who knew the topic could be covered so humanely? The human studies were great.. I especially remember the little boy who was "Jimmy" of the Jimmy Fund. Not a Jimmy at all but the child of a Maine farmer. Amazing.
The title mid led my idea of what this would be about so I was delighted when it all together different than I expected. I loved the characters and how they dealt with the feelings of the characters.
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