I loved this story of one young woman's fight to challenge convention make a difference in a world consumed with war. It is funny, romantic and tragic without being syrupy or maudlin. I didn't want it to end.
The Martian was a challenging listen due to the mass amounts of science, physics, technology, etc. that the author felt he had to explain. Had I been reading the book, I would have skimmed/skipped large chunks of it. I finished it because I had much empathy for the main character who was literally MacGyver on steroids. There was enough "technical" information to make the story plausible as well.
I was worried about the ending for a long time. I was pleased that it ended the way it did.
Not that I know of.
Yes! It would be a very good movie - the script would need to highlight Mark's humor and drollness. Sort of like the Castaway except on Mars and everyone knows where he is - a very cool premise.
Not sure who I would recommend this book to. There is a lot to wade through but the characters are strong and likeable.
Great character development! Easy to both empathize and despise. Praying for a sequel!
This book sounded as though it would mix humor with small town lives and small town minds. It turned out to be dark and humorless with sad children and pathetic grown-ups. Now that I think about it, not that different from Harry Potter in that instead of being a cast of fearful characters fighting a villain, it is a cast of miserable characters who are villains in their own right.
I would recommend this book because it provides a unique view of history and world events from the eyes of a New York City orphan / Kansas farm girl.
As Cora ages, she becomes worldwise and her compassion continues to grow, It was incredibly touching at Allen's funeral, when she embraces Raymond.
The main characters in this book generate zero empathy and after 6 hours of listening, I really don't care in the slightest what happened to the girl or the husband. Every chapter is more of the same trying to lead you to jump to a conclusion and at the end of the day, I just don't care enough to even jump. Tiresome is being generous.
I ALWAYS finish the books I download and have been an audible member for years. I will not finish this one. It is just too tedious and neither character is anyone you would to know more about much less care about.
I have read many WWII books, but not many "after the war" books. I had never heard of the Guernsey Islands but now feel compelled to go. This is a precious story with multiple narrators who bring it to life. It bring into focus how people coped during the war and provides insight into the resolve of a community.
I ordered this book because I needed a relatively short listen and it was on sale. What a bargain I got. This is a very strange book that makes you think about ethics, morals, right and wrong in a little bit different light. The narrator is perfect for this book.
Chad Lowe does an amazing narration of an absolutely lovely book.
I couldn't finish this book because it is such a complete knock-off of the Stephanie Plum books AND because it is also a complete knock-off of My Big Fat Greek Wedding. There is nothing original about this book and it was a huge disappointment. I really liked the narrator, Anna Fields, in Match Me If You Can but not even Anna can bail out this bad writing.
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