Yes. Harrison writes stories with interesting characters, and wonderful descriptive prose. He is also thought provoking. I want to read "Playing Indian" now, which is referred to many times in "The Great Leader".
Yes - it is delightful to listen to.
The arrival of the family in France and their first look at the estate they will buy.
There were many.
That it is true
I love biography and this was a very interesting one
Made the story somewhat more plausible
Voices too clichéd
No - it's all wrapped up nicely at the end - although I almost didn't read all the way to the end.
I am surprised this had such high reader ratings. That's usually a good indication of whether I will like a book or not, but not it in this case.
Certainly in the top 20%
The boy - Kell. His character is written very authentically and sympathetically.
They both did a great job with convincing voices.
Don't know, although it's not a great title.
This is an unusual story which I enjoyed very much. Was caught off guard by the abrupt ending, but after a little reflection think it is an excellent ending.
The narrator was not the problem for me, it was the story.
If it had been much shorter and much less overwrought, cheap philosophizing, it could have been a very good book. The writing is not bad, but the character development, or lack thereof, and silly naval gazing personal revelations ruined it for me. Can't imagine how this won a Pulitzer.
It is well written and the story is riveting
The title character, Little Bee, because of her wisdom and humor and growth during the story
Her rendering of the voices of the different characters was extremely effective.
I don't see how this is any different from the second question
A very sad story, but well worth hearing. It was an Audible Daily Deal and I am now checking the daily deals everyday.
Harold Fry because of his determination and personal development during the story
This is a lovely story - inventive and charming. I listen to a lot of very long novels and non-fiction, but need something lighter sometimes and this really hit the spot.
I think it could be a little shorter
Alan Carlson - who doesn't love a 100 year old who runs away from the nursing home?
This was an odd, but very amusing story.
The action, after the first 100 or so pages, was riveting. A real page turner. I'd asked one of my daughter's for a recommendation for something that had a lot of action and Reamde is what she suggested. She said, "It's the quickest 1,000 pages I've ever read." I must agree - I listened to most of the almost 40 hours of audio in one weekend.
Very good story
The plot and the characters
I was looking for a real page turner and this was it!
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