Although not a sci-fi enthusiast, this book was so well written and performed that I was hooked from the first chapter. And stayed hooked all the way through the epilogue. Entertaining, and not too far fetched. Could this happen to us?
Great set ups to tell stories, that never were completed.
Complete a story - lots of trails that ended with a thud. For instance, why mention the similar metallic fabric coat more than once and then... nothing.
Nice variance on the different character voices.
Its hard to say, because I'm unsure about what the author was trying to convey. So many things seemed like they were going somewhere and were important to lay out the story... but not completion.
I don't understand why I read any good reviews on this book. Very disappointing.
Funny; insightful; intelligent
I've never read anything like this. Usualy intelligent books are not funny and vice versa. This is the whole package.
I have not heard Kathleen before, but will actively look for her in the future. Her performance was fabulous. (I'd love a recording of "O Holy Night" but that comment is going to be very confusing for someone reading this review!)
Yes and no. It was very enjoyable and I wanted to keep listening, but I really didn't want it to end.
I want more! Maybe this should be a series. I want to know what happens next in all the characters lives.
A long time fan of Lauren Graham, I was a little nervous that her writing wouldn't live up to my hopes... but the fear was unwarranted. Although there are some portions of the ending that were pretty easy to see coming, the road to them was very entertaining.
I feel sorry of folks reading this book in print - Lauren's voice is the only voice that should read these words. She is a serious actress who you know doesn't take herself too seriously.
I hope for more books, either continuing the story of Fannie, or introducing us to new characters. Be prepared while listening with your ear buds firmly in place, if you're in public you may embarrass yourself by laughing out loud.
Maeve Binchy's style is a story weaver. There are glimpses of characters from prior books that make you feel you've found an old friend and you're sharing inside jokes.
So many sweet moments... but when the two women vying for the highest level in one man's life find themselves in peril and finally get to know each other, it was beautiful. Not over-the-top drama, but real life emotions.
Beautiful lilt to her voice - a very pleasant performance.
Too many to count. All the diverse characters experiences an epiphany of some sort... some simple, some life-changing. I wish I could book a week in Winter at this rustic resort on the Irish coastline!
Reading this book was bittersweet, knowing that it is truly the final work of Ms. Binchy. She was a master story teller, with subtle lessons of tolerance and coping experienced by her characters, but never hitting anyone over the head. I'm already missing her company.
Yes, because Chet and Bernie are my buddies and I love to revisit old friends.
Chet - always Chet. He give me insight into my dogs brain.
Although I adore Chet, its always fun to hear Bernie calling, "Che---et!"
After 4 wonderful book covers, why is this one boring white with writing?
This is one of the best audible books I've listened to - I was sad for it to end, but it ended well.
The honesty of the love between the family - good times and more importantly - bad. It was also a multi-level mystery that was fun to follow.
This is my first Joshilyn Jackson book, but it will not be my last. Her performance voice is as delightful as her writing voice. Joshilyn was able to capture the teenage angst voice as well as the middle aged grandmother voice. Her voice is Southern honey, with just enough sass thrown in to keep it entirely believeable.
No. Although it was compelling, I purposely rationed it. I wanted it to unfold slowly.
I've already recommended this book to friends. Anyone wanting to hear from 3 generations of strong Southern women who you'd love to include in your real life friends, will enjoy this book!
The plot was unique, with views of current and past.
It was a very good story line, but having heard a prior interview with the author/narrator, I enjoyed the times in which he referenced the characters he actually played on Law and Order and Cop Rock. Very fun.
I loved the ensemble - but had a soft spot for the caring policeman.
I love the writing and narrating style of Ron McLarty. I want MORE! Also enjoyed The Memory of Running.
Yes, I love the people who are revealed in the sojourn and the narration by the author is a great performance.
It unfolded in a way that I felt like I was part of the experience
After listening to The Memory of Running, I listened to The Traveler. Also a wonderful read. More plot driven than Running.
Laugh, out loud, should come with a warning. Its very embarrassing with an iPod.
I have, and continue to, recommend this book to others.
This book sat on my iPod for a couple of weeks before I got up the nerve to listen. I love Hillenbrand's work, but was not sure I was up to a POW story. Once I started, I had several times of listening to the point of the battery going dead. What a fabulous and inspirational story, written beautifully by Hillenbrand and read by Herrmann's very comforting voice.
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