This is one of the best books I have listened to in the 3 odd years I have been regularly downloading books. If you liked Alexander McCall Smith's books (44 Scotland Street, The No. 1 Lady's Detective Agency) or Neil Gorman's Anansi Boys, you will like this book. The narrator's unique voice completely draws you into the story, and into a different country and culture allowing you to feel the heat, sandy beaches and sunlight of her tropical homeland while at the same time the plot of the story underscores the ways in which differences in countries, historial eras or culture really don't matter, because we all share the same basic human joys, concerns and fears. Not to be missed.
The story was fun, but tried way too hard. Whenever there was a choice between the story and a smart alec one-liner, the latter won out every time. I liked the plot and the ideas, but thought it was very juvenile. Narrator was Excellent, and I would not have tolerated the story if she had not made the heroine likeable with her intonation and pacing.
Thoroughly enjoyable, believable characters and plot, great narrator. Frank's family echos down the corridors of my own Irish-American upbringing ringing bells all along the journey. The words, tones, thinking all feel like family talking about folks we all have known forever. Loved the book, loved the narrator, didn't want it to end and am dying to hear the next book. Want to go back and listen to previous French books for glimpses of Frank in them. Hope for more by the same narrator too! His vocal characterizations were so on target you could practically see the people.
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