My sister and I listened to this book and we loved it.
I must say, though, if you have heard of the Movie, Simon Birch from this book please don't bother. As much as we loved the book, we hated the movie. No wonder Mr. Irving did not let them use the Owen Meany name. Garp worked as a movie. Cider House Rules worked as a movie. A Prayer for Owen Meany did not, just as Mr. Irving thought. At least that is what I read somewhere.
Mr. Irving's descriptions are vivid, the story thought provoking and the reader was "perfect."
The interview with Mr. Irving was interesting, however, I would recommend not reading it until you have finished the book. I personally like to discover the story myself and I am furious if someone tells me an ending before I get there.
If you decide to listen to this story you will not be disappointed.
I have listened to well over 100 books and this is among the top five if not the best ever.
The story had lots of twists and turn and it kept my interest to the last page.
This book has made me want more from this author and appreciate editing crime mysteries even more.
His delivery is always fantastic. I have never been disappointed in any book he has
If I had to cut a character if would be the Bloom's boss.
Sometimes I have a hard time getting into a book right away, so when I am finished I like to start again to paint a more vivid picture of characters and events.
I love a great, well read story. This is both. I truly felt "with" Jacob as he recounted his story. I laughed, worried, became enraged, cried and then as it ended I just smiled with complete satisfaction. I have Elana, August, Walter, Uncle Al, Rosey and dear Rosemary pictured in my mind with great clarity.
I have listened to many books and this is the best ever. I am telling everyone I know to listen to this wonderful book.
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