I would recommend this book to friends with an open mind. I don't think this is a book that mainstream readers would seek out, but it was worth reading!
Kyle Riley's performance brought the story to life. I really felt like I could see these men and the voices that they had (via Kyle) helped to shape that visual picture.
By the last half of the book, I was looking forward to driving somewhere so I could find out how it would end!
The dialect, names and slang terms were sometimes a little hard to follow.
I enjoyed the author's quirky style and references to Seattle and Canada.
The characters were hilarious. I felt for poor Bea-she was always trying to keep it together for her family.
My favorite character had to be eccentric Bernadette. I felt Kathleen Whilhoite brought her to life!
This was a very lighthearted and fun read for a long car trip. I am interested in reading Maria Semple's other book and hope it proves to be just as amusing!
I really enjoyed listening to this book. Elizabeth McGovern was a very believable Cora. It touches on some hard subjects for that time in history. I like books about people and relationships and this one did not disappoint!
This story just did not keep my interest-in print or on audio!
If I found the subject of another of his books more interesting, I would give him another try.
I did think that the narrator was a good choice for this story, I just didn't like the story!
I thought the narrator did a great job with this story. I really enjoyed the dialogue between the characters. These sophisticated teens had a very quick and intelligent banter throughout the story.
I loved that it was written in the voice of a teenage girl that is terminally ill. Despite the fact that the author is a male, he shows great insight into her (and the other characters) feelings, medical condition and thoughts about mortality.
There were many moments that moved me. I loved the sweetness of Augustus Waters. I liked the scene at the Anne Frank house. I liked that Hazel stood up to Peter VH and confronted him with the truth about many things.
When I ordered this audiobook, I did not know it was a Young Adult novel. I am so glad that I listened to it as it is an insightful book on love and hope.
Having different readers for each character made the story seem like these women were telling it to me!
I liked that it was about women, strong women, and the ways that they supported and helped each other. I also liked that the characters interconnected by the end of the story.
I can't say that there was one that sticks out in my mind, but the story and readers created impressionable visual pictures throughout the book. There are some scenes that are hard to get out of your mind once you have read them.
No, this book is too long to listen to in one sitting, It is important not to leave it for months though as it will be hard to understand all the relationships in the story.
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