Although I knew the story it was so interesting to hear from the family. I was swept up in the emotions and memories. It brought it back and broke my heart for those that lived through it.
I learned a lot from the book and took great notes but it often tells of pdfs. When you are listening you miss the visuals. I will listen again so I can get a better understanding of what the bodies around me are saying.
I was so captivated by the story I couldn't stop listening. The story is not new and the charactures are predictable but it was told is the way that kept you wanting more. I loved the two narrators telling the story in tandom.
I purchased the book because it was rated highly in entertainment weekly magazine. The story did bring to light some differant views on parenting but it feels like a work in progerss and not a true guide. The children raised by this method both seemed to benefit but initially reacted in oppisite ways. It is great for people who want a new perspective but not as an answer to what is the better way.
I really wasn't sure what to expect when I ordered this book but since I love fantasy and fairy tales always intrigue me I thought I would take a change. I loved the way the author wove the stories I remembered from my childhood together to create an almost believeable historical figure. I loved the story and was sad when it ended. I look forward to more from this author. Will Wheaton does a fine job as the reader. His smooth delivery was satin to the ears.
When I started listening to this story I couldn't figure out where it was trying to take me. Was the characture lying or was there something I was missing?I got caught up in the story after the first couple of hours but when I got to the end I just didn't see the twist coming. I kind of felt cheated because there were no clues prior to the big reveal at the end.
I have loved this story since her first book came out. This was a wonderful continuation of the story. Lots of repetition for anyone familiar with the story but when it gives you new stuff it is so worth the wait. I hope she continues to add to the story.
I purchased this listen hoping for bonus insites into the charactures and story line. No such luck. If you have not seen the HBO series than it is a great listen but no new information for the True Blood lover.
This book was suggested by a friend who was reading the hard cover version. When I ordered it I didn't realize it was the abridged version. Actually, it was just long enough. I got all the great stories and history of how the Mississippi river changed New Orleans and it was not too long and drawn out. It gave me a wonderful understanding of the political machine that shaped New Orleans.
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