Hearing Julie's beautiful voice and British accent as she told the story of her early years.
Carol Burnett's autobiography - reading that one now
I was deeply touched by her relationship to her Dad, Ted Wells. I admire him so much and was glad for the insight into Julie's feelings about her biological father. My own daughter has politely declined a relationship with her biological father because of the bond she has with her Dad, my incredible husband, who adopted her at the age of six and has been her REAL father ever since.
I want more! Is Julie writing about the subsequent years?
How the adults instilled good virtuues in the youth without threats or violence.
The boy's father.
Learning about the Navajo culture from the source.
Chester - he exemplifies integrity, courage and authentic American spirit.
Hearing how the sheep were slaughtered by government officials. These are the horrific scenes that many Americans rarely know about.
I would highly recommend this book.
I liked the accent of the narrator. It made the book seem very real and authentic.
Hassan - clearly! He was such a strong character of unquestionable integrity. Despite all odds, he kept his faith and compassion for others.
I would not have known how to pronounce many of the names and terms from the Islamic culture that is forein=gn to me.
No, in fact after the scene where Hassan was abused I put it down, so upset I almost didn't finish the book. I decided to pick it up again a few months later and was so glad I did. As horrifying as some of the events were, there were real and the characters grew in so many ways, as is often the case with adversity in real life.
I highly recommend this book. I feel it gave me an understanding of Muslim beliefs, practices and struggles that I would not have had based on my own upbringing in a loving Catholic American home.
No, not better, just different. I still love the pictures in the printed version - a great gift for graduates.
Oh the Thinks You Can Think
Love his expressions.
Dr. Seuss' outrageous and hilarious pictures and rhymes give surprisingly realistic advice to young people as they set out on their own.
Not my favorite book, but liked it more at the end.
I loved his accents and voices. You can't hear that if you read a book.
I would definitely take Pasquale Toursi because I see him as a man of character and virtue. He found the strength to do what was right and stand up against selfish people for the sake of others.
The story reminded me of my son who is much like the lead character, a hard-working man of character, who works on BMWs and loves cars and racing.
It was so unique to hear the story from Enzo's (the man's dog) point of view - totally unique and inspiring!
Denny was my favorite and of course, Enzo.
Enzo was the most memorable because he gave us a window into a dog's point of view of our world.
I don't know as I did not see the print version. However, I did thoroughly enjoy hearing Herman tell his story in his own voice.
I loved the story about he and his Dad and brother driving somewhere and getting stopped for speeding.
His love for his family, especially his grandchildren.
Wonderful story, I highly recommend it.
In the top ten
Unbroken - it is a true story about real people and real events.
The narrator spoke very clearly and used appropriate pauses and inflections.
I did get teary-eyed when the author described the loss of little Georgie and how that affected his parents.
Because of the nature of the subject matter, it made me want to look at pictures of the pople, places and events of that time and place. I wondered if the hard copy includes those - I might have preferred the hard copy for that reason. However, Timothy Egan did a wonderful job of writing descriptions that helped paint a mental picture.
Perhaps, after a while. Although it was a terrific story, it was difficult to hear some of the horrendous conditions Zamperini had to endure.
Yes, I never cared for history as a child, but as I've gotten older I love learning about real people and their real life hardships and achievements.
Absolutely, Laura Hillenbrand is a very talented writer who wove the story of Louie Zamperini's life from his childhood to athletic achievements, courage in the face of torture, romance and finally, his faith journey in such a way that you really felt like you knew him , his family, friends and comrades. The book opens with a scene that is absolutely riveting and it keeps you enthralled like a good novel!
Nothing I can think of.
This book was so well done it makes me want to look into other books by this author. Bravo!
In the top ten
It had an eerie similarity to current events in world and national politics and it had a ring of truth to it.
When the team rescued their captured comrade.
An occasional chuckle, mostly my husband and I would look at each other in amazement as characters and events reminded us of people in the news today.
Great story and Lou Diamond Phillips did an incredible job narrating. The only difficulty was in trying to follow such an intricate story with so many sub-stories. At times, I wanted to go back and re-read to understand who or what was really happening. However, that is just Clancy's unique style of writing.
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