There was some really great information in here, hence the four stars. It was eye opening and the research on adult attachment is definitely worth investigating. I was a little disappointed that there wasn't a greater elaboration on the "rarist" of us, those like me who are a combination of the two most screwed up emotional wrecks. There was a generic "sorry, you're in bad shape...try to apply everything we say about the two types." Not great. Sure, it may be just a 5% (maybe it was slightly lower, but I don't recall) but 5% or even 1% of the population is a LOT of us. And those of us who are craziest are most likely to be seeking out books like this to read! So, I would suggest that the rare combination of the two are WAY over-represented in the readership. Just sayin...
This book was a good intro to the subject. But at some point, I began to feel like I was being talked down to like a child. Repetitive info. This is a great book if you dropped out of community college about halfway through your degree in automotive repair, and never took any psychology courses. However, if you have any exposure to psychology at all, the first half of this book is great but then move on to something more insightful.
I am giving it 4 because I am trying to be positive. It probably gets slightly over a 3 to me, but I chose to round up.
Some interesting stuff about the Channel Islands...which I had really not thought about more than the incredible dairy cows that come from there. (mmm, raw Jersey milk is my favorite)
The entire book is a collection of letters that tells the story. I enjoy first person stories from letters and diaries, probably because I feel like I'm taking a sneak peak into someone's secret life. Thankfully I got the audio version because the different voices helped me keep track of who was who. Good casting.
It wasn't brilliantly written, but I enjoyed it. I had one issue with the story. But once I got it, it stuck in my craw and annoyed me. The protagonist was a bit too perfect...strong, single at a time when a 32 year old single woman wasn't really all that cool, an accomplished writer, deep thinker, maternal, kind, honest, trustworthy, loyal...way too good to be true. And the abrasive American...really? We get one rep in the entire book and he has to be a self-centered jerk? This is a book about WW2. Shouldn't we get some props from THAT at least? I mean really, how do you think that whole fiasco would have turned out without the Americans? It made me wonder about the authors...So I looked them up and, to no surprise, they are from Berkeley. I lived in and love the Bay Area with all my heart...but PLEASE stop hating your own country. Americans aren't all bad. I may not measure up to the uber perfect heroine, but I'm a pretty good soul.
Aside from that I think this is a pretty good book. Enlightening and sobering in places, it finally comes together in a pretty entertaining way.
This was an ok story. Kind of predictable. If you love romances, I guess this is adequate. I stayed interested enough to finish it.
This had me with the creepy apartment. Then the crew turning over and figuring out interesting clues...groovy. But then, they lost me so absolutely and completely that I could never come back right about the time they started their third mile underground.
Sorry. I found the story tedious and boring. The experience was painful. Yawn.
This audio book was the best I've heard in a long time. What an amazingly sad yet upbeat story. This book hit me on a very personal level, one which I wish I had the gift to share articulately. But, for me, a story this visceral is beyond description.
Reminiscent of Glass Castle, but better.
I started listening and did not stop until it was over.
Great story. Well written. Really well read. I ended up listening nonstop from beginning to end. That happens only with the greats. This would be an excellent travel listen
Moving, funny, educational but moreover, WILDLY interesting.
This was a great peek inside of several worlds. Greeks, immigrants, Midwestern second gen new Americans and finally the life of an adolescent hermaphrodite.
This should be a required read for anyone who has ever held in judgement anyone who doesn't fit into their view of acceptable sexual orientation. If this doesn't open their mind, nothing will.
I couldn't stop listening from beginning until end. Excellent.
The performance was perfect. The voice perfectly fit the western setting, bringing to mind a John Wayne type characterization of a small town Sherrif. I grew up in a town very much like the one described and each character brought to mind someone from that tiny Utah town.
The story kept a good pace and the characters were well developed. I thoroughly enjoyed this modern-day-western. Cowboys and Indians living a tenuously peaceful existence until...
I enjoyed this light read (listen) a great deal. No deeper message found within. I wouldn't spend hours discussing the story with my book club. However, this is a really fun and entertaining listen.
Very funny pieces/parts. Some of this made me laugh so hard it hurt. But as much as I wanted to love this book, I found my mind wandering many times. The back and forth of the teller, not the performer, kept losing my interest.
I love Stephen King. I love the imagery. I often don't love his endings, but this book was an exception.
This was a good story. Not a horror story, a fantastic story about changing the past and the potential impacts. But it really could have been several hours shorter. I found it a little tedious listening to the story go on and on about the love story developing.
Entertaining. Interesting premise. Too much lindy bop.
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