the narrator is phenomenal and captured the poetic nature of the book. the rich history of jazz in europe is mesmerizing.
The story gave enough twists and turns to keep you guessing. The side story with the wolf was really distracting and did nothing to further the story.
The other side stories added to the story and gave all the usual possibilities for motives. Greed, sex, jealousy etc. they were all credible, so it kept u on ur toes.
This play captured so many aspects of race/ gender / class interaction with wit and grace.
Interesting points in the play pointing out that at times you think your problem is race, but it's actually gender. Sometimes you think it's class, it's actually race etc.
bottom line- we are all fragile humans, even the toughest amongst us.
All the dread and gore of war. Great details of lives on opposite side/ as seen by teens. The story well constructed like the city model.
Page turner but non of the characters had any redeeming qualities. They were all so damaged.
One of the narrators, the Megan character was not as good.
Important story to give voice to the thousands of people mostly women who were committed against their will.
The narrator was ok for the most parts but terrible when in the character of Bruno the Italian.
Over all story predictable.
twists and turns that will keep you up at night to keep reading. the audio narration was uneven. when the narrator acted the male characters he was fine, but not so when he was doing the female characters.
the story itself is a bit far fetched, but if you let go of that, it grips.
the story has some chunks the are slow and seem to not progress the story much, (the group therapy stuff) although I can see they may be necessary for the "list of suspects".
some parts of book read more like social commentary on class inequality, not helpful, like the fate of "mother."
however some read like a travel guide of San Francisco. helpful if you know SF, which I know a little, so it was nice to read.
emphasis on women
This book kept me up late! Good observations into women's lives and the nuance of upper mid class in Australia.
appearances can deceive!
I love Audible and enjoy a variety of narrators. this was was simply awful.
Harry Potter meet Under Milkwood! read superbly by Neil Gaiman himself. words lovingly rolling of the tongue.
the fantasy story is also a lovely gentle nudge at London, a city I love, so this was a very enjoyable listen. "There ARE shepherds in Shepherds Bush.."and all the while the big question, why do we exist?
Wonderful stories of the same person's life. "what if" this or that and would lead to another kind of life.
I particularly like the fact that the writer showed us that the people of countries at war suffer the same. An excellent point.
very sensitive to the characters' personalities.
be sure to give yourself plenty of time to listen to this.
the Swedish accent did not help here at all, but distracted from the very good story.
I liked the background stories of the team.
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