This book is perfect for audible. It is read (and I presume written) in a Jamacian/Creole patois which would be hard to read but a joy to listen! The narrator is gifted as she uses the patois, British, Irish and even Cockney accents to draw the many faceted characters. The story itself opens a view of an history and mind set none of us could begin to realize. Don't miss this listening opportunity.
Truth in petting
Any of the authors even handed presentation of animal rights issues
The Human/Animal Bond ??
As a veterinarian of 52 years I have always wondered about many of these issues and just never taken the time to explore them.
yes, there are many oints i would like to review regarding autism and imaginary friends
Boodo, of course, but Oswald and Mrs Gosk are close seconds
Pacing, as an audio book, I can't jump ahead which is my evil tendency
Dee or Sal so we could eat "fast food"
i like books that open up child's minds. Like "Room" or "The Curious Case of Dog at Night' and this was a winner in that genre.
Actually this was the second time, yes probably once more as it is a timeless story
Conroy's "Great Santini" whose characters were as unlikeable as these were likeable. Both were tinged with Catholicism, honor, duty, concience
Probably Pig because he was so complex
it made my insides twist, what is right or wrong in what circumstance?
Pat Conroy never fails to satisfy.
absolutely, a young adult or an adult read that acurately depicts the Viet Nam war era. A great Grandparent/grandchild story to share.
The truth of the human/animal bond, the accuracy of portrayal of the politics of the era. I was 19 around the time the protaginist was 19 so to me it was a story of my "coming of age" The method of interspersing the dog's thought with the humans was masterful.
well paced narration
no, I needed to digest the events as they progressed.
I have read MANY Viet Nam war stories and this one is highly accurate and very appealing to all ages. I think it is the best I have read.
an opportunity to understand a different culture
the recurring comment they had been let down by the Americans
coming of age in Thailand
this part of American history has been buried and these people deserve a voice
I was amazed how much this book captured my thoughts, it wasn't a subject I had ever considered but the author persued a culture and a way of life and existance that is totally alien to me. However the humanity was the same as anywhere else. Very well drawn characters, Forrest Gump set of various political and social situations but NO humor. I would highly recommend it to someone who wants a very different experience.
I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this author writing in a different time period. He is an expeet at evoking the feeling of an area and people. Add to this an intriguing story a delightful narrator and its a five star listen
as a practicing veterinarian for the past 52 years this was a fascinating look at animal behavior from a different perspective. valuable information for anyone interested in the human/animal bond
I have always been interested in Pearl Buck and this story, told from a Chinese viewpoint was enlightening. It moved slowly in places and the semi-accent of the narator was a bit ponderous. I especially enjoyed leaning about the situatiopn of the peasents in the Mao era. Now I really want to visit Ms Buck's burial place in Pa
The story and the historical reference
The tie in with Haitian and Louisiana history
The tonality of her voice and the fact her voice is familiar from TV
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