I rarely re-listen to books, but this one deserves it. Great narration by John Pruden ! He captured the characters with his voice and intonation perfectly.
The narrator, Eli, is of course the best.
I haven't listened to him previously, but based on this, I am looking for more books narrated by him.
This is reminiscent of a Joe R. Lansdale story, similar flawed but sympathetic characters and a dry humor that I found appealing. Loved it !
I really enjoyed this literate, engaging book. It's all about a somewhat dysfunctional, but highly functioning, family, lead by the title character, Florence Gordon. There isn't a plot so much as a series of seemingly slight but significant events that build to significant changes to each member of the family. Warning: this is not a plot-driven narrative, and, like life, nothing is wrapped up in a tidy resolution. The ending is abrupt, but exactly suited to the bluntness of Florence Gordon.
(He never says this, by the way). Fun listening. Dan Stevens is one of the BEST narrators ever ! His ability with voices and accents makes each character distinct.
Although this book was written and published in the late 1940's, it's story of life in Brooklyn, circa 1912 - 1918, is timeless and very moving. Wonderful narration makes the characters come alive. So glad I read this classic !
Good narration makes this an entertaining book. Decent writing, well-paced to build suspense. A nice change of pace from literary reading.
Outstanding story and superior narration. There is a good narrative, interesting characters, and eye-opening information about the business of "meat" in the US. One of my favorite books of this year !
This seemed like a mash-up of Downton Abbey and The Great Gatsby. Entertaining ultimately insubstantial, and MUCH too drawn-out. Lovely narration, however, which kept me listening.
Pretty good story, with good narration. Jorjeana Marie had the right voice for the 1st person narration. Unfortunately, the big "twist" in the plot was no surprise AT ALL. (Hint: if you've read "We Were Liars", this is quite similar).
Great narration by Jeff Woodman ! The story, told in first person, has some slow spots, and the character of Christopher Boone can be grating because he is at some degree of autistic/ Aspergers Syndrome. Good resolution to the story, too.
Tavia Gilbert works hard to elevate the flimsy story. The setting ( 1920's Hollywood ) and the "appearances " of famous personalities from the time are the most interesting aspect of this trite mystery.
An uplifting story of courage and perseverance. Wonderful narrator. Although it was written in the 1950's it does not seem dated. Definitely a hidden gem !
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