A story of deep sadness, the love of friendships, the bravery of a girl who was not afraid to stand up to the world for what was right and decent. This world could use more like her indeed.
Everytime I finish a Courtenay novel, I swear to a new favorite book in my top 5 list. Until the next on, this one is definately in that list.
Humphrey Bower as always, brings the charactors to life and thru my ears into my heart.
like an abstract prose
The summary seemed like the perfect story to listen too....BUT, You have to be in the mood for the 'flight of ideas'/disjointed way the story unfolds. I personally feel author is 'over reaching' to be artistic...to point of loosing reader/listener altogether. I listened for about an hour and felt ungrounded and lost in story line. I suppose it is just dependent on the type of story telling that appeals to you. This did not appeal to me at all.
Deep. Passionate. Real and sensitive to himself and others. Thank you for You Michael.
Thank you Sal, for your brave and compassionate duty to our nation and your fellow men in arms. Great story. Ive never listened to a story like this before. I was totally enthralled and felt your every emotion. Well done!
This story grabbed me and immersed me into a foreign world that is unthinkable to a westener. Moving headlong thru a world in 1940-50 Tibet in which live is as basic and beautiful as can be imagined, thru an unbelievable excape/refugees/relocating into ultimately Swizterland......cannot imagine how a body and mind and spirit can stretch and adapt...And all infused with the love, compassion and peaceful acceptance which is the heart of Tibeten Buddhaism. I loved this. Yangzom is a jewel of precious status.
Told in her voice, this is a moving account of the bravery of a lone girl, in the face of poverty and violence. Most of us cannot imagine the events of this sweet girls life unfolding within this story. I definately plan to follow her life as best as I can. Amazing. A must 'listen' to for all.
You cant read title and not expect to be disturbed by the subject matter. Well researched and all encompassing in scope and details. The Odd part for me, was the readers pronounciation of diseases and many medications used to treat them. For example, Eboli is pronounced "Able-ah". Took me about 20 min to realize what she was talking about, and I only guessed do the description of that horrific disease. Well intended, but annoying.
If I had a wish to come true of meeting a living person to spend an hour with, I think It would be Oliver Sacks. Whole-brained thinker and creative as well as scientific and always wide open senses. Great book. Fascinating life as well as person.
One Hundred Years of Solitude.
No, because it was so rich and saturated with thoughts and visions and details, I needed short breaks to digest the story. But, that was fine! Made it last longer!
I have since been working backwards thru the Audible library and am nearing the end of what is available by Murukami. I love everything he has done. A 2nd favorite tho, is "Kafka on the Shore". If you like the kinda of surreal and rich stories by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, you will love Murukami. Of course, the setting of Japan lend a bit different flavor! Well worth the journey
I read this when it was first published, and found myself calling in sick to work in order to not have to put down. This audio version was no different! Gregory spins a convoluted and engaging tale, his life and his loves. His passions and his humor. The colors "paints with" will fill your head with murials of a life that will leave you gasping, crying, laughing, and feeling very phylosophical. I cant wait for his next addition, the 'part 2' of an amazing life.
His ability to capture the
voices and personalities
of so many charactors from
so many cultures and countries
Gregory Roberts-the author/main voice of book.
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