Detailed and thought provoking.
Definitely the narration! If I had read this book, I would have hated it. But Clive Mantle did an outstanding job of getting the tone of voice just right for each character.
I'd take Serge Lohman so I could hear his side of the story.
I have a lot of comments but I'm afraid they'd fall into the "spoiler" category. But if you like a slow-paced story with a lot of details, you'll enjoy getting trapped in Paul's web!
No, I barely got through it the first time.
I liked the plot and the characters, but I felt like everything was too repetitive. Waaay to much information about coffee. I must fall into the "drinks swill" category!
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Coffee
I loved The House on Olive Street and thought I'd give another Robyn Carr book a try. But I thought Blue Skies was a little dumb and really didn't identify with any of the characters.
I would not recommend it unless they were somewhat interested in the airline industry.
While I very much enjoyed the story and the Midwestern accents (at first), I had a hard time distinguishing between characters. My favorite books are those where I forget that it's just one person reading and can tell the different characters apart by the "sound" of their voices.
Having said that, I loved Cora, her self-realizations, her unconventional life, and her ability to live within the social constraints of her time. Would I listen to it again? Probably not.
I became interested in the classics after listening to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, so I decided to listen to another Austen and was pleasantly surprised to enjoy it so much. Juliet Stevenson is a wonderful narrator and brings each character to life.
If you think you might want to give classic literature a try, I recommend this one. It's funny and extremely well-read.
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