although written by a relatively young woman, the account feels real and honest. i hope the book has great success so that this author has a solid new beginning.
this is my second anthony trollope read. his books really grow on you ... they are charming, well written and very relaxing. i appreciated that this book had fewer characters. checking out the reviews for my next trollppe novel.
Dan Brown's books are instant best sellers. They are inventive, suspenseful and well written. This book is all of those, although i did tire of the "chase" after awhile. The narration is excellent and tempers the constant action in the book. 4 stars, as it is not The DaVinci Code.
This is the first book i've read by Anthony Trollope. To say it moves slowly is an understatement. Mostly concerns itself with spouse-hunting and finding, etiquette and matters of money. Nonetheless, I did listen to the whole book, as the characters are interesting and the narration excellent. If you are considering a book of this era, much better to read the Forsyte Saga.
as i understand it, this is an interpretation of a classic chinese story. although some take issue with the accuracy of the translation/depiction, for those of us who are not as well versed, this is simply a beautiful story ... exotic and far removed from modern life. i give this book 5 stars.
i found this book to be sometimes good, sometimes too slow/predictable. interesting in that we are given a glimpse of the life of young, struggling actors. cliched, though, in some of the character portrayals. most problematic was the narration ... which i would describe as tiringly urgent. i think a more relaxed narrator might have brought out the best in this story.
As much as I found the plot disappointing and a bit on the slow side at times, I don't think Sophie Kinsella can write a bad book ... she's apparently quite a charming person and that does come through in spades in her writing. Narration quite good. Overall, worth an Audible credit.
this book is so charming! coeds in new york city in the 40's, back when young women could travel to the city for the summer in relative safety, date sailors whom they met at dances at Columbia, and only the well mannered (and male) worked at Tiffany's. A thoroughly enjoyable read!
This is a 5 star book ... it has depth and nuance of character. The overall feel in some ways parallels The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, but succeeds where Harold Fry, I think, does not. Well narrated. A bit slow to engage, but stay with it ... pulls you in after a few chapters. A definite recommend.
Madeline Wickham had clearly not hit her stride when she wrote this one. She does have a quirky imagination which might have saved the book were it not for the disappointing narration (too loud at times, and too sing songy for my taste). I'd skip this one. Wedding Girl is a better choice for this author.
I love John Galsworthy. He has that dry British sense of humor, and was way ahead of his time in his views toward women and relationships. This book was one of the best in the sequel to Forsyte Saga, and a fitting last volume. You'll need to read these in order (for the Galsworthy uninitiated). Great narration, A+ listen.
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