Pretty up there. I will listen to it again.
This book is a refreshing and lively take on a period of our history that is largely ignored. I recently read Howard Zinn's "A People's History" and am enjoying these new perspectives. After all, there is some science and some "art" in the interpretation of history. As a woman, I've felt left out of a lot of it throughout my life.
I loved this narrator!!! There was a nasty review I read here from someone who called her "that woman" and I question such a personal reaction. She has a very feminine voice and perhaps that is threatening to some people? She keeps the narration lively and fun and I appreciate that. And whether you like the choice of her voice, she certainly reads intelligently and with clear thought groupings. There's no reason to "hate."
No. This book is dense and requires breaks.
I'll be looking for more from Ms. Greenberg (wish I could be in a class of hers) and Ms. Shaffer.
Yes. It's introspective, not action packed. But the journey the characters take proves powerful at the end.
It's slow and detailed. The narrative switches between the main male and female protagonists. I wasn't sure I liked the characters all the time, but I felt like I knew them.
I really liked the narration.
Classic Entertaining Suspense
I loved the suspense and the fast pace. It is certainly a formulaic mystery and I wasn't wholly surprised by the twists. (I won't spoil by giving details.) But things happen so quickly and there isn't time to get too far ahead of the plot.
I really really liked this narrator and am surprised another review made such a point to say they disliked her. (Remind them of someone?)
For me, she gave life to the book and the characters which would otherwise have been a little two dimensional.
The author throws a romance in for the protagonists that doesn't work for me. But I appreciated her attempt to give depth to these wounded people. Again, I think the narratotion helped me care more than I would have.
I got a kick out of the reporter. I won't give more than that because there are so many ways to spoil the suspense!
It's hard to write a review of this without giving it away. So I'll just say that it's fun and not too taxing. Good for a road trip...
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