superior narration by Tom Stechschulte really brings this tale of the unique panhandle area of Texas to life. His accents are excellent, and the characters literally leap to life with his excellent narration. Proulx is at her usual descriptive, but not wordy best. I found this book riviting.
An author who takes on the performance of their own work may be similar a lawyer who chooses to represent their own self. In this case Elana Dykewoman does herself no favor. I found her recitation of the book to be an unimaginative drone of a work that could have been presented much better. The editing leaves much to be desired, with Dykewoman rereading phrases and passages.
The story has much to offer, and a unique perspective of womens relationships at the turn of the 20th century. Although from the work, one could draw that most women of the time were of lesbian persuasion, and although I know from personal experience that it existed, I doubt that it was as pervasive as presented here.
Beyond the Pale presents the reality of the age very well, extended digressions throughout the work not withstanding.
An excellent story that would have done better with a professional presenter and if it were shorter by several hours.
This brief book is performed by a variety of voices, which I found to make the presentation interesting. The performance puts the story in context and presents the war in a realistic fashion. I found this informative and historically interesting.
Graham Greene excels in the use of the language, creating a beautiful flow which is enhanced by Colin Firth's presentation. The story line shows promise from the start, but about 3/4 of the way through dies a miserable death devolving into a long winded and boring religious diatribe.
I was disappointed with the last part of the book, thought it could have been better.
Here we have a love story where everyone who is under the age of 20 has cancer and is dying. A bit grim, with the full petulance associated with being a teen.
I found the writing excellent as well as the performance, but the topic was so grim that it overshadows everything else.
I will look for other works by John Green as he seems to be an excellent writer, and perhaps another subject will be more enjoyable
I was not sure what to expect when I started this work. This has turned out to be a well read educational experience. Historical fiction, but fiction only in the sense that elements are moved about to make a telling story.
A well researched historical telling of the rise of abolitionism, and two southern women who championed it, and became the leaders of the cause for women's rights and the abolition of slavery.
An excellent book, with references that I am eager to pursue. Sue Monk Kidd is to be congratulated on a wonderful body of work and a tale I won't soon forget.
I did not have high expectations when I ordered this book, but i was seriously mistaken. This may be the one of the best stories I have read in years, and it is wonderfully narrated.
It is not often that passages can move me to tears or fury, but McCunn pulls you in. She paints a wonderful canvas of time, place and person.
This is truly a masterful piece of writing. Enjoy it as I did.
at first I was not sure that I wanted to listen to a novel based primarily on cross dressing and the gay life. I am sure glad I didn't give in to that initial attitude. riviting, inciteful and real. My only regret is that it was not written 20 years earlier.
an interplay between an adolescent girl, and her family at the turn of the 20th century.
Story left me cold, and story never went anywhere.
Well written, however.
I am not much of a love story kind of guy,and at the beginning I almost quit, but this is a lovely little yarn, engaging without being too intense. A good listen.
Told from the point of view of Hemingway's first wife, this is an interesting embellishment on what we already know about Hemingway. Certainly the dialog is fictional, but it seems real and beleivable. Well read and very real.
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