Brockton, MA, United States
Wow and this was written in the 14th century?! Creepy and real.even if you don't believe in an after life this will still mess you up. Like a horror story. The book was greatly translated. I am italian and know it pretty well. But my translation would bring a reader within dante's underworld journey. The performance was great. His voice was creepy and perfect to listen to for the full affect. You can listen again and get even more disturbed than the prior listen. Bellissimo!!!!!grazie.molto bene!!!!
I saw the movie and loved it so I wanted to read the book to compare! The book was even better. I couldn't put it down. I made time to listen. Great coming of age book. But even better for adults. Writing clear and descriptive. The narrarator was soothing and invitive. The disturbing back story was not overpowering. Which made the read not soppy and uncomfortable. A great great listen.
Wow! She puts u right in the mind set of Alzheimer's patients and their families!! My heart is changed forever
A "book" you can't put down!! The movie was great as most of you know! But!!this book and production was spot on! I knew the outcome throughout various parts of the story but still cried and felt such deep emotions as if it were the first time heard! Excellent excellent!!! Enjoy!!! With this production the stars hadn't a fault!!!!
I have read almost all of his and other theoretical physicist's books. This one flows like a river.even those not studying this exciting field will love it. Also those who breathe and engulfs it as i do.will find it challenging as well. Thank you for such a great listen. The narrator is commanding and easy on the ears. Trust me you will enjoy.
I think Daniel Tammet is an amazing find. Sweet and shy but as the late great astonishing Kim Peek learning there is a world out there that they fit in. Even if it is in a different way from some peoples norm. I have a unique mind and have always felt as though I were a freak. I am not autistic nor mentally challenged in any way( I stand to differ)lol. anyhoo his guidance and research was terrific. He made me seem to fit in this world and be proud of the way my mind works. Why it works the way it does and that anyone out there also has special abilities. I know 6 languages only three taught formally the other three I taught myself in a short amount of time. I also know American sign Language. Mathematics also come very easy. I see numbers as a cast in a play. No colors just parts and feelings towards them. I remember numbers easier than long stories word for word. 'well I digress I apologize! His book just gave me tools to look into my unique world and show my loved ones a book to help explain a piece of my world in a well written way. The man Daniel Gerroll who narrated this book was excellent. Time flew by listening to it on my time off or walking. Very happy to have this in my collection as I think you will as well. Its great to see the world through different ways. give it a try !
I saw the movie i believe twice. maybe three not sure. Loved the movie, yet something seemed missing. The entire story. An amazing book. I laughed so hard when it came to Minnie. the descriptions of the characters were perfect so i could be in each of thier situations. I read two to four books a week. Audible gives me a chance to add more. I am a non stop learner and am going for a doctorate as well as a MD. I also study anything i am interested in for that time. I commute for quite sometime daily and i also run.Also a cleaning freak. Audible lets me do all of these things while listening to quality books as this one. You would never know it was actually fiction as well as written by solely a woman not of color.The book as far as i have heard from people of that horrid time was dead on acurate. We also got to hear how it was to be a white young adult at this time also. The more i listened the more i was pulled into this alice in wonderland type world. The cast was amazing. The production was spot on!!!! If you liked the movie a lot or just a little this book will change you. I plan on listening again soon. Its in my library and that soon could be tomorrow or a year. Love Love Loved it. wow!!!!!! Enjoy and be ready to be transformed into a beautifully written world.
I love audio books because of the freedom it gives you to catch up on books otherwise to busy for. S when I listened to this book OMG it took me in the room with each and every person in the book. I was in Italy and new York las vegas ect....I felt more emotion listening to it than watching it! I have seen the movie a million times as most of us have! I cried when tom was about to tell the"Don" about the death of his son! I held my breath and teared up! I looked forward to each and every spare time I had to enjoy this masterpiece!!! I couldn't believe a full cast with a guide (Narrator) to keep us abreast to where we were! All I can say is Wow! It was like a fantastical mystical bedtime story told by an elder in the family with great recollection! My only annoyance was Mario Puzo repeating over and over and over again sonny's feature's > I got it the first 10 times in the very beginning a cupid's bow face yet masculine but chapter after chapter cupid's bow this and that it made me think of Sonny as a possible contestant on Rupauls drag race! I know it sounds harsh but come on the majority of us get it after possible the first time. but i'll give 2 but no kidding 10+ wow! I hated when sonny died but finally no more fragile yet masculine cupid's bow! ok done ranting! Loved it plan on listenin to it many many many(lol) more times! Awesome! Amazing! Definitely Astonishing!
I saw the movie first years ago so I was surprised by a lot of the differences between them! I still liked the book ever so much! I will definitely re listen to it again soon! The reader was amazing! She pulled me into her worlds(which she had many).Great experience! fun "read".
I have loved both Mark twains' characters and the awesomely talented Elijah wood! Wow the words I read in Junior high couldn't register so I passed them over like a foreign language I had never heard! Elijah not only made Every character come to life but the backwoods horrible to understand language became crystal clear! No matter what I write it will not do justice to the experience I was so lucky to have had! Little note I was in the ICU for a week internal bleeding so movement was impossible but mom put on my iphone and I could listen for hours I think it helped me to step down to a regular floor quicker! Thanks audio for the convenience and thanks Elijah for an amazing experience that I intend to again experience very soon! A PLUS!!!!!
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