Johannesburg, South Africa | Member Since 2010
A flawlessly written story of how tradition, age old ways and upbringing mould our lives and can change the course of them so quickly. A beautiful quietly strong story, written with flawless beauty that makes you want to close your eyes and be transported into forgotten lands where blossoms, ratan walls, green and jasmine tea and flowing silks quietly form your life. Fragrant rice, small bites of delicious sweetmeats and where all is still and well ordered. But its not! Human spirit, wilfulness and personalities are the same across all cultures and we cannot force people to do what we wish without suffering the consequences.
After finishing this book, I wanted more, I wanted just another few chapters..
I have just discovered Jojo Moyes and this is my third book of hers. She writes beautifully and so far Me Before You is the best! The story line is about a girl who has been retrenched from the little village's café and takes a 6 month contract with a wealthy family to care for their 35 year old quadriplegic son. The story unfolds of two very different lives, upbringings, points of view and the eventual friendship.. which is not what you think it will be boy meets girl, girl hates boy, partings and falling in love.. This is no typical love story and I spent a fair amount of time swallowing the lump in my throat.
I love a feel good love story that also involves food.. I'm a sucker for the cook, eat, love, live type stories and this is one of those with all the ingredients for the perfect storyline. Broken marriage, broken heart, move to another town, a new fling, a new job, a new business built on little money, then a broken heart and a rekindling of a new love.. Ooh yes! Put on your swimsuit, grab a towel, sun cream, hat and a deck chair.. Holiday listening couldn't get better than this.
A good story of a marriage that has gone wrong and how there's simplicity in fixing it if only we could forget the past.... Which Alice did! A story of a normal life, the climb up the corporate ladder and how material things get in the way of love and life. A lovely read!
A good enjoyable series! Sometimes a little complicated with names and references and I wished I could rewind and pick up what I had missed or forgotten. but overall a good mystery detective series.
I waited with baited breathe for the new book and as usual was not disappointed..
I just love this series and historically the facts are as true as they can get given that it is fiction. I love the accents and the narrator is fabulous. But start the series at the beginning so that you can follow the story line properly because Diana does not spend any time recapping in the first chapter. She picks up the flow and runs..
I love this series... I can't wait for another one!
I have never read a Jojo Moyes book before, I'm not sure why, but I suppose I haven't stumbled across one.. But now I have.. I will read more of her books. This was one of the most delightful books that I have read in a long time.
The fact that the narration was done from 4 different character's perspectives and drew the story into real life. The narrators were believable, not forced and honestly good.
I loved Jess, Ed, Nicky and Tansy.. They were all delightfully real, with their own flaws that related a story of tanacity, never gicing up and looking at the positive.
And of course there was Norman, I'm a complete sucker for a dog in a story.. And this is a DOG.. a big, black, hairy, floppy, drooling, disobedieent dog.
have a listen.. you wont waste yor money... ENJOY!!
I didn't finish this book, even though I tried a dozen times. The narrator is far too old to be depicting a young woman who is going through a divorce. Her voice is gravely like she has smoked 40 fags a day for 40 years.. I just couldn't get into this very boring book!
I would listen again.. it was a beautiful story
The Housemaid's Daughter, 12 Years a slave. The book leads us on a tale of slavery and "below stairs" that is overlooked.
The two different stories of the "above stairs" and "below stairs". The different perspectives that each young woman has on life.
It had a languid poignancy to it that led you into a well woven story.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. IT was well written and very well narrated.. Makes me want to quilt a story of my own..
I'm not a twice listening person, but if I didn't have anything else to read I would.
I loved all the characters.. Nora blrought them to life with their personalities
As said, I enjoyed all of them.
I travel a lot, so I never get to listen all at once. But I certainly looked forward to alone travel time to switch on and listen.
This was one of Nora Roberts' best books I've read to date.
You wont be dissapointed.
I love Nicholas Sparks' books... So I'm always biased when rating. I must say I have a little trouble with male narrators. The story was great but towards the end it went a little flat..
Not the best Nicholas Sparks. I enjoyed The Long Ride much better than this book.
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