Didion's memories of her daughter through the years-- different, specific moments-- and the way she linked them together, really made this a heartbreaking read. I love Didion anyway; having been introduced to her in grad school, I have greedily sucked in just about everything she's written, I put this on my Wish List as soon as I saw that it was due to be published. There isn't a single moment that sticks out to me. This is just a beautiful memorial to Quintana Roo.
The memory of what Quintana wore for her wedding was a great one. I like how she returned to it several times.
I had to keep myself from crying, mostly. I knew how it was going to end. . . I wonder how long it took Didion to write this.
If you haven't read The Year of Magical Thinking yet, I recommend that one before this. And if you've never read anything else by Didion, do that, too. You won't be sorry. Her way with words will leave you breathless.
this is a story grabs the reader from the very beginning. I've listened to it twice!
I would recommend it to someone familiar with the series.
I enjoy "meeting" new characters and the different threads that come together.
At first, I wasn't crazy about her, but compared to narrators of other R&I stories, she was pretty good. I liked her stark variance in the Asian characters versus the very Bostonian characters.
No, I listened for a couple of hours at a time and "put it down" for a while and came back to it. I drive about 2 hours a day, and I would listen for a day and a half, then listen to music, then come back to it. Mainly so I don't get "road hypnotized."
I haven't read it myself, so I can't really answer that.
Biff. He was just so irreverent.
I enjoyed the difference between Biff and Josh, but I don't know if I had a favorite.
At first, I thought Fisher Stevens was a little goofy, and while he isn't the BEST narrator ever, I did enjoy him, and his pacing and timbre worked very well with this story.
Suspenseful. London. Narration.
I don't really know. I really enjoy British stories and authors, but I don't think I've ever read anything I would compare this to.
No, but I LOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVEEEEEEE her.
I have read this book, but listening to Bianca Amato and her voice of many colors, I enjoyed it even more than reading to myself. Wow. She is amazing.
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