Sissy Spacek reading her own words about her life with her warm Texas accent, enthusiasm, and delight is an experience not to be missed.
I was taken into her past, felt at home in the town where she grew up, and adventured with her when she went to New York. It was as though she took my hand and showed me the years and events of her life. What I found extraordinary was her sunny and cheerful attitude about everything that happened. And to my astonishment, when I came to the end of the story, I realized she had not said a single mean thing, not a catty comment, not a disparaging word of anyone. What remarkable generosity of spirit! I loved being in her world because even when sorrow struck, there was no pity, just heartache and grit, moving on but never forgetting..... nice to learn some of these lessons again...
A quiet and thoroughly delightful excursion into the lives of a group of people living in Corduroy Mansions, which has been broken up into flats. The odd occurrences and everyday ups and downs of the inhabitants and their acquaintances are almost like a British "Rear Window" with glimpses into everyone's life. No murders, of course, unless you count a most beautiful pair of shoes.....! A regular treat, this book is!
What a delight this story is! Although I read it years ago, it is as fresh a tale as any could wish for, and the narration is perfection!
It is impossible to name a favorite character, although Hazel and Fiver do, of course, take center stage...but Cosham's narration lends a deeper empathy with Bigwig that is especially moving.
Highly recommended for those who've never heard the story before and those who read it years ago....applicable and timely today.
Not only is the story interesting, but the pace is an unusual combination of casual, as though meandering down a pathway, and that suspenseful curiosity that pulls you forward. The rich and lovely voice and accent capture you, taking you directly to Botswana...! Charming!!
Although the first section of this novel was predictable, and I began to think it would be a long slog to finish, the plot suddenly took a twist I hadn't expected and wow! Suspenseful and gripping to the end, and REPLAY ends up being a novel well worth reading.
I am utterly charmed by the pace of this book....there is enough suspense, enough intrigue but at a slower pace where one might have time for a cup of bush tea before the next case comes through the door!
The setting is almost a character, and the characters make this book!!
There is something gentle about the accent...it has a lilt to it that evokes Botswana to me.
I look forward to reading the entire series!!
I know I will listen to this book again and again. It rather smacks you in the face with reality and then a gentle humor allows you to step back and re-think you, your life, and the world around you.
Burroughs is blunt and does not pull any punches. Yet this forthright attitude is somehow both reassuring and encouraging.
No. I needed to listen to a chapter and then think about it and apply it to my situation. Sometimes I even repeated a chapter as soon as I finished it while ideas were fresh in my head.
This is a book absolutely everyone would benefit from reading/listening to!! It truly is remarkable how we do not see what is in front of us until someone makes you look again!
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