My 1st Annie Proulx novel, but certainly not my last. I chose the abridged version because I liked Robert Joy's voice. He seemed more Quoyle-like to me. Read the book, listened to the audio version and watched the movie. Time well spent.
A beautiful glimpse into the tragedy of young love and life.
I am an Episcopalian, and a nurse. Loved discovering that John Green aspired to be a priest. His work as a chaplain on the pediatric oncology floor inspired this novel. He is extremely gifted and captures the essence of being young. Great read for this 55 year old.
Anna Quindlen's reporting career shines through. Her characters are so real.
The mentally ill sister was a masterpiece.
Recommending this to our women's book club next month.
Probably my least favorite listen of all time. Poor writing and narration. Very annoying. I may give this author another chance, but not for a while.
I love British fiction and usually go for the 1800's era. Ship of Brides is post-WWII. I've been acquainted with War Brides from New Zealand and Germany so I enjoyed JoJo Moye's description of the Australian version. The romance was intriguing, but Moyes also did a great job of developing her characters, young and old, male and female. I'll read and listen to more from this author. I will also try to find more audiobooks featuring Nicolette McKenzie. Her narration was outstanding.
I ordered this book because a friend suggested it for our book club. My husband and I were unable to listen to it. I found the material foul and sacrilegious. There are far too few things in life which are held sacred, and this author went too far. I listened for 30 minutes, but when she discussed prayer and something offensive in the same breath I quit listening. I sincerely regret this purchase.
What an amazing story! Enjoyed exploring another culture. Extremely well written and read. Can't wait to see the movie.
Was reluctant to read at first, feared that the symbolism would be too difficult to follow. Not the case. Very easy to recognize Christian principles of forgiveness and redemption. Highly recommend.
Looking for some light holiday humor? This isn't it. Since when do we find humor in the sexual abuse and murder of children?
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