This is one of the best books I have ever read (or listened to)! The character development is exceptional, and the interconnections between characters as the story shifts in time, is brilliant. The narrator is very gifted, making each character distinct. It is a complicated story and I had to listen carefully so as not to miss any of the subtle threads that connected the various scenes. Very, very well done. I understand why she won the Pulitzer for this one!
I had heard it was good, but that was from others who read it rather than listened. I found it wasn't interesting at all, didn't make it past the first 20 minutes. And I love Amy Poehler!
The story is a bit contrived at times and the main character can be glib but overall it was an enjoyable listen.
Helped me gain a more detailed understanding of the current situation in Israel, as well as the positions of the Palestinians and Israelis who struggle to live in peace.
I don't know if I will make it through this! Jennifer Egan is a great writer, but the narrator's delivery is ruining this listen. Every word is drenched in dramatic urgency. Nauseating.
This is a great book, even for those not particularly interested in baseball. The narrator is excellent.
If you want to get lost in something that requires no thought, just some fluffy entertainment, then this might be for you. The narration is kind of clumsy, which is surprising since it is the author reading his own work!
As soon as I finished listening I began the book again. This is an excellent read, very complex, with many literary references, but it's OK if one doesn't get them all. Great snapshots of early adulthood angst as well as middle age parenthood, done with some humor. The narrator is excellent.
If you like Kate Atkinson you will really enjoy this. Rich characters, very clever story and good narration.
Complex and extremely well written, with wonderful characters. I really enjoyed the narration as well.
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