Not an easy listen for me. This futuristic tale that unravels very slowly through the dialogue of a couple main characters is hard to follow. It jumps from present to past and there are only a couple characters you get to know as they try to survive in the post-apocolytic world. It's basic survival in a world gone biologically wrong - but alas the Gardeners are prevailing (or granola's as they are called today). Bleak, lonely, desolate - no real character development and the only love expressed is by the woman, the men are all loveless. Adam One's sermonizing and following hymns become pedantic, what was the point? Where would she have us go from there?? It seemed very incomplete, underdeveloped. Not her best work.
There is a reason McCullough is described as a “master of the art of narrative history". Through his story telling and use of the letters written between John and Abigail Adams, I came to love these characters. It was a very exciting time in American history and one that comes to life through McCullough's penmanship and the outstanding narration by Nelson Runger.
John and Abigail Adams - what profoundly good and thoughtful people they were. On the other hand I now have very different feelings for Jefferson because of the insights into his character and documented letters.
I laughed and cried as these characters took on a life that I felt I was a part of.
Damien Nichols is an eloquent writer, his story telling is poetic. He shares the intimate details of a life so full of tragedy it becomes even more remarkable that he not only survives but through it all transforms into an introspective, thoughtful and spiritual human being,
Leaning about the inhuman confinement practices of the US prison system and the long term impact on the inmates.
A transformative story about the human spirits ability to thrive and evolve in spite of a broken and corrupt judicial system that systematically destroys the prisoner through its inhuman practices.
The story of the hike on the PCT was enjoyable, not a page turner, but interesting and entertaining. What was outstanding and motivated me to keep at the story was the narrator. Bernadette Dunne could read nursery rhymes and I would look forward to listening. She made the story even better than it is. Bernadette's interpretation of the story and it's characters and her skill as a narrator brought the story to life. She is a natural story teller - thank you Bernadette!!!
I think anything this team reads will be captivating! The story itself was just okay. At times it moved so quickly through characters that it was a bit hard to keep up with. Mob crime, gratuitous violence, Hollywood and WWII. It moves through a lot of worlds at a very brisk pace.
Exquisitely narrated with rich characters and truths many of us have lived through. I was transported into the story so completely that at times I felt I was actually eavesdropping on the characters – this is a wonderful listen!
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