Scotsdale, AZ, United States | Member Since 2009
It's hard to believe this woman accomplished so much in her life without Internet, computers, or modern transportation. This is an excellent book, and I loved the fact that so much of it was obtained from Catherine's own writings. Excellent book!
Really liked the first half of the book, but 2nd half was too long, and it should have been edited down.
Several years ago I decided to quit reading Oprah's recommendations. She clearly has an agenda of "how bad the whites treated and treat the blacks? . Honestly, this just gets old. This book takes it to a whole new awful level because it's about how awful the blacks treated the blacks. Folks, this is a terrible book. I forced myself to finish it as I was just positive that there was something redeeming in the story. There's not. I'm so glad it's finished, and I will NEVER read another Oprah recommendation.
The constant abuse, torture, and disgusting sex just got to me.
No. I think she did a very good job of reading the story. I also thought the writing-the actual sentence structure- was very very good. I'd love to read something that she's written that isn't about morbid sex, torture and abuse.
All of it.
There is simply no good reason to read this book.
Couldn't figure it out until the end.
The different narrators were excellent.
The many sides of love!
Really enjoyed the book.
Be careful what you wish for! (I know that's more than 3 words)
I didn't really have a favorite character. All were well developed.
Not wanting to have a spoiler, but my favorite was when a uttered wish came true.
Answering this question would reveal spoilers, but I thought the trial was fascinating.
Be aware that the topic of this book is about alternative lifestyles. While that may offend some readers, this is an excellent book about the search for love.
I've read most of Jodi Picoult's books, and I've enjoyed them all. I always learn something. The plight of the elephants was such a learning experience for me. I simply had no idea. The storyline keep me interested all the way to the end.
The education about the elephants.
Yes, and she's very easy to listen to.
It's too long to listen to at one sitting, but I did look forward to getting back in my car to listen each time.
This is an amazing book. The care and research that went into the background were fascinating. Loved the book
Not really sure! I guess it would depend on the topic.
Not at all.
I think the narrator was choosen because of her gravely voice. Maybe it was supposed to be similar to Tennessee? Who knows. But after hours and hours, her voice started to drive me nuts.
I didn't hate this book! But I didn't enjoy it either. Everyone knows Tennessee was a drug addict and a homosexual.,but so many hours just got old. I might have enjoyed an abridged version better. I would only recommend this book version to an absolute devout Tennessee fan. If you're not, I would pass on the book.
It's a modern day western. While I don't usually read westerns, this book came highly recommended by the Arizona Republic. I liked the story line of city girl vs. cowboy.
Catherine! She's smart, educated, driven and stubborn. .
She did a good job of capturing the feel of the cowboys-this is an interesting talent for a woman to read a male cowboy's voice :-)
I loved John H.
I must admit that I didn't like the ending. I won't spoil it for anyone because I really enjoyed the book-just not the ending.
Maybe. This was an okay story, but I just felt it took too long to tell the story. I was bored in many places.
Probably not. Maybe if it had been a shorter story.
Candidly, I was glad when I finished it.
No. The reader read too slow, and I found my mind wandering at numerous places during the story. I've loved all the books by Lisa See, and I was so eager for this book to come out that I had it on my Outlook. But this story just seemed to lack something.
Maybe, but not from this reader.
janet Song did a great job on the previous books, but I really think the pace of the reading was the problem.
Not really. I should have waited for some of the other reviews to post.
I truly believe that Lisa See was trying to portray an important time in our history, and I did find that interesting. I can't really comment on how I would have felt if I had actually READ the book instead of listening to this reader. I'll have to check Amazon for other's opinions on the book. For me, it was the reader that ruined this book.
I give a book about 4 hours to get me. After that, if I still don't care about the characters, I'm done. I'm was bored bored bored.
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