I learned quite a bit about the history of China, but listening to this book was excruciating. The plot alternates getting the main characters in and out of impossible situations by invoking impossible solutions. Very little is believable or credible. Everybody alternates between being a bad guy and a good guy at some point; some make that transition several times.
I would NOT recommend this book.
If it had been about Philomena it might have been a good book.
The blurb didn't match the book at all. I wish I'd read the reviews. I would NOT have bought it.
It should have had an independent plot instead of rehashing the previous books in the series.
Tooooooo much repetition from earlier books.
She should have just written one chapter to tie up loose ends from the previous books in the series.
I wish I had not spent money on this.
Logical, vivid exploration of the aftermath of a nuclear event
Yes, the plot is well crafted and flows beautifully. You are always hoping for the answers to questions as you read.
It's impossible to rate one character above another. All were well developed.
I stayed up late listening!
I have this in print, too. I've listened twice, read it once. It's on me reread again list.
I kept wondering how he managed to read it without falling off his chair laughing.
The idiotic female protagonist.
Pitiful bodice ripper.
It's a good narrative of the issues of returning to one's roots and estranged family.
The narrator is mispronouncing the name of the original owners of the B and B. VERY irritating.
No, the narration is too frustrating.
If read by another narrator.
No. Already a prepper.
This narrator needs to take a breath every now and again. There's punctuation that gives CLUES to pauses. Comma = short pause. Period = long pause. Paragraph breaks are slightly longer. Breathe.
She missed the opportunity for drama by racing through the story.
This is another book that I put in my player to have ready at 3:00 AM when I'm having trouble getting back to sleep. It's rambling, disconnected, over written, under planned.
My mother had a stroke in 2004, and I never understood WHY she couldn't do some things and not others. This book is a blessing for caregivers.
Her very articulate telling of what it was like to have a stroke from personal experience. The detail is exquisite.
It helped me understand my mother's experience with a massive stroke.
I use this book to help me get to sleep. It's very disconnected.
I don't think I'll be trying another Maugham novel.
The narration is fine.
No, it doesn't need a follow-up. It needs a guide book.
It's so disappointing to use points and not like the book.
Well written, well developed characters, great story. You really feel the emotions of the characters, and the dilemmas of living during slavery, for BOTH blacks and whites.
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