A friend insisted I go see the movie. Haven't made it yet but did download the book. Very sympathetic characters, well portrayed
Several reviewers commented on the narrator's accent. Since I'm not British I don't know from correct accents, so it sounded great to me. I got hooked on Kate Atkinson after I read Life After Life, which I think was a work of genius.
I saw the movie first and was intrigued enough to listen to the series. Definitely would recommend for young adults.
Good one for young adults. I was interested enough by the first book to continue on with the rest of the series.
The power of the story didn't diminish throughout the series. I was just ready to move on. Highly recommend for young adults.
I got this book because I loved Cloud Atlas so much. Mitchell is such a sharp guy, with incredible aptitude for historical detail. Not at all your run of the-mill-storyteller, in terms of subject matter, location, or era. That's one of the things I really like about him. I also like magical realism, although it's hard to put his style into a box. Reminds me a bit of "Crouching Tiger," now that I think about it.
Wonderful characterizations, both by the writer and the narrator. Good story, too. Sticks with you for a while.
Astonishing. Utterly compelling. I usually don't like to read short stories, but because of the reviews I just had to pick this one up. I'm going to buy the hard copy and probably listen to it again off and on for years...
A quality production, and of course wonderfully well written. The characters live and breathe. Recommended.
Unique, breathtaking, soulful
Cloud Atlas is unique in my experience
More than most books, this one seems made to be listened to. There are six characters whose storylines weave together to form the novel. It lends itself perfectly to having six different narrators.
SonMie--but I wouldn't take her out to dinner (the question makes me feel like I'm doing a book report in middle school). I would just like to dwell in her presence for a while.
I didn't want it to end. As soon as I finished listening I went back and listened to specific characters' stories again.
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