Since I read the book several years ago, I thought the audio version would be a nice revisit. The performance fell short.
Jeanette- she is a tenacious, bold survivor. She cared for her siblings when her parents could or would not.
Not audio, unless a different narration. The performance fell flat. The magic present in the voices of her characters is lost. I "heard" so much more passion, anger, frustration, pain, shame, pride, love and innocence on the pages of her books.
Open my eyes to poverty in my own backyard; be grateful for my parents and family, take nothing for granite.
Walls is one of our times best writers of non-fiction "fiction", memoirs, "real life stories". Enjoy her gift of words on paper (or kindle) to receive richest experience.
I have not read the print version so I can not compare the experience between print and audio.
Literary use of culinary technique and food procurement, preparation and presentation to tell the story and develop the rich characters.
Flowed, transitioned well between characters. Voice added to characters' development and made me feel as though I was right there, observing conversations.
Impossible to choose- each character was very real, rich and likable.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a story about love, forgiveness, family, friendship, all topped off with good food!
committed unconditional love
The main character's passion, persistence and sense of humor.
Mel's acceptance of a "different" Adam.
This is a great tale of love overcoming tragedy, undying commitment, trust and acceptance.
I would recommend The Good House to a friend for a quirky tale with terrific characters.
She sounds just as I imagined the main character to sound. Her inflection and timing is outstanding. Hilarious and deeply moving, she brought the book to life.
When the main character analyzes her own behavior, first through denial, then with the help of her love interest.
The subject matter of alcoholism is very, very serious. The Good House presents an uncanny first person account of the highs and deep lows of drinking too much. The story is sprinkled with just enough small town happenings, gossip, and mystery to keep the book from being too depressing. A wild ride into the lives of a small New England community.
Yes, absolutely! Joshilyn Jackson weaves a tale with humor, grit, honest character introspection and delicious gumption. I laughed, cried, and became so involved with each character I could not wait to listen to another chapter. Jackson's narration is outstanding! Her voice is charming, funny, authentic and truly brings the characters to life. Kudos!
Glorious details bought characters to life. The story is part mystery,part straight-up humor, part family (dys) function, part humor, part sorrow and 100% engaging. Jackson's narration is superb. She brought me right into the story with her dialect, inflection, timing and grit.
Yes. All of them! Grown-Up Kind of Pretty was my first introduction to Jackson's writing. I was hooked and listened to every book available. I am ready to listen a second time around, just to revisit the characters and listen to the superb narration.
A Tale of Secrets, Survival and the Power of Family (Love/Bonds/)
I can not wait for more Joshilyn Jackson. Unlike many authors of popular fiction featuring strong women and family, she is not formulaic. Her rich details of the characters, the time and location settings, and the non-character elements bring depth to her stories without using wasted words. Every word, sentence, paragraph, chapter is engaging and truly a supporting role in the story.
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