First of all, the reading was stunningly beautiful. The storytelling was gripping as well, but I should note that the first half and the second half of the book have a very different feel. Not that either was bad, but it was a bit jarring, probably intentionally so.
I thought that she might be a few steps away from feeding pigeons in the park for several hours of the day, but it was pretty funny.
This is her first one, isn't it?
Absolutely. Not that long, either.
Usually, when a narrator tells the reader that he or she is crazy, what that really means is that he or she is quirky, onconventional, etc. In this case however, you realize that she's not kidding. And you love that.
bizarre, lame accents
no, but got through it pretty fast, considering
Better title, same great characters
The reader has an impressive resume, so, clearly, I'm not in the majority here. However, he seemed horrible to me. Some people should just not do accents until they've practiced more. (Seriously? A character who sounds like Count Dracula? What was he thinking?) However, listening to the book is probably advisable, since the author has a
Just too corny; characters were goofy (not in a good way), visual imagery lacked any creativity
First half is sweet and enjoyable, second half is far more gripping; still enjoyable
The perfect book to listen to as you're painting or doing anything relaxing. Makes you proud of our history.
I find myself preferring to talk about the book to others who have read it. Usually, I eagerly give my husband the highlights of whatever I'm reading, but, in this case, I feel that I just can't give the story justice. It needs to be taken as a whole; the lovely blending of scientific history and personal narrative; even better, the author becomes a character in the story as well. Enlightening
Easy to listen to -- even if you just listen to one or two stories at a time
Especially nice for an English teacher to have on hand to play in class
Satisfying ending to the series, believable transformations in the characters, whole are still tangibly endearing throughout their growth.
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