I first saw the movie "Bless Me, Ultima" and was quite taken by the story. I knew that as good as the movie was, the book would be better. I was not disappointed. The book took the story much deeper into the lives of the characters and reveled so much more than the movie. Read or listen to it. You'll certainly enjoy this delightful story of a young man learning about himself, family, life, religion and spirituality.
It took me a while to get all the cast of characters straight in my head, but once that was accomplished, I loved the book. The story was never boring and seemed to build and build as deception, fraud, greed, murder and revenge played out their parts. The ending was a nice surprise as I didn't see it coming. (love that)
This audio was sent to me by my sister, who I am forever grateful because due to the lessons of this audio, we were reunited after a long period of discord. This book teaches about reactions, forgiveness, "going for it", and provides a new way to think about yourself and other people in your life. I was entranced by Dr. Dyer and his words opened my eyes. I have listened to the audio several times and continue to get something different from it each time. Some of his talk will make you laugh, other parts will take you to a new depth within yourself.
Dr. Dyer is the narrator. He is a good speaker, but because this is a live talk, some of the editing is evident.
I found this to be a good read, but almost predictable in the end. Being in the world of a person with Alzheimer's disease is new experience, one that I could only imagine. Sure, I have known people with Alzheimer's, but that was an external experience. This book brings you into the disease process and adds a little mystery to the story, too.
The narration by Jean Reed Bahle was very good.
I don't believe any fiction book, even coming from the most creative mind, can top this true account of mens lives and what they endured in Japanese prison camps. This book is about survival and determination, especially of the main character. There are many lessons for all of us within these pages. I believe I experienced every emotion known to man as I listened to this book, and it left me with a deep respect for the men and women of our armed forces for the risks they take defending our freedoms and gave me a renewed sense of pride in our country. This book is a must read for everyone.
The narration by Mr. Hermann is quite good. His voice is deep and clear and was read at an even pace.
This audiobook is a keeper. Entertaining, funny, sad, and full of life, love and hatred. It has everything. I would recommend this book to anyone.
I found this audiobook to be a most entertaining book. There wasn't a dull character, or a dull chapter, or a dull scene anywhere to be heard. I didn't want it to end. I laughed and cried and managed to feel every emotion in between. High marks for the narrator, too. He was terrific.
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