Absolutely; I was sorry when it ended. It moved me and made me think.
Hilly, the narrator. I admired his integrity, morality and intelligence.
He was quite expressive, and I found him easy to listen to, and I really enjoyed the experience.
A difficult father and his admirable son
I highly recommend this book to lovers of serious--not beach reading--fiction. It reminds me of The Help in that it observes race relations and the struggles of African Americans from the 1950's to the present. I found it very moving.
I devoured this book, and now I'm sad that it's over. I miss the Amendola family already. This book is a beautifully drawn and realistic portrait of a family and its reaction to a great loss. At times I laughed, at others I cried. I highly recommend it, and I hope EddIe Joyce continues to produce novels. My best listen in quite some time.
Yes. I found it to be a very moving--sometimes heartbreaking--story and I loved the narration by different actors. That really brought the book to life for me. I finished it a couple of days ago but keep thinking about it.
The various perspectives of the different characters
I loved the parts of the book that were narrated by Mayor. He was such a kind hearted, loving boy, yet his parents favored his brother and often misunderstood his (admirable) motives.
The last few chapters had me weeping, but I don't want to spoil the story so I won't elaborate further.
This book moved me to tears and made me think. Four different characters face personal crises and learn to adjust to the new realities of their lives. Then all their stories converge. Highly recommended.
A moving story about the highs and lows of a close-knit Irish family in Philadelphia over the course of many years. Well written and read.
I eagerly awaited the release of this book but am sad to say it was disappointing. The story is somewhat creepy, and the book goes into great depth about college football and Texas, neither of which interest me all that much.
A very moving story about the love between parents and children and between sisters.
The way it dealt with serious issues contemporary families face, such as infertility, cancer, and divorce, and didn't have an unrealistic happy ending.
Helen, the protagonist
I love the title; wouldn't want to rename it.
Keep tissues handy, especially if you've had a close family member who has or has had cancer. If you like tearjerkers, you'll like this book.
Yes, it inspired me to write a negative review because the book lacked any sense of an ending.
I completely agree with the prior reviewer. I was enjoying this well written and insightful collection of stories, waiting for them to be somehow linked together at the ending, but that never happened. When I heard "Audible hopes you have enjoyed this production," I went right to my computer, thinking I had neglected to download Part 2, and eager to hear the rest of the book. But there is no Part 2. I am an avid reader and have certainly read books in which the ending is unclear or mysterious, but never a book that literally ends in the middle. Very strange and frankly, kind of annoying.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.