Grand Junction, CO United States | Member Since 2010
This true account of the lives of the author, her mother, and her grandmother reads like a novel. The story takes the listener through many significant events in modern chinese history through the eyes of these amazing women. You won't be able to stop listening!
Really well done. I loved this book even more when I realized that Sarah & Angelina Grimke are real historical figures and that they actually did do/write many of the things in the book. Mind you, this is still fiction, but I love knowing that these women really existed and that they were willing to standing up for some really un-popular ideas that they believed in. Historical fiction at it's best! Wonderful combination of the factual and the author's imagination!
Yes, it is a creative idea and really imaginative.
For me, the last portion started to have a little too much teenage angst. And I was disappointed that the main character couldn't have had a little more self-esteem. Too much, "no one that great could ever love little old me."
I liked it overall and plan to listen to the rest of the series.
I haven't read it in print, but I did read Graceling and Bitterblue in print. Now I am wishing I listened to them too! (Especially if the narrator is the same).
Cashore does a wonderful job of developing a whole other world. Love the characters and I love that while her books do have some cross-over with characters they are not your typical series with 1 main character that is followed in all the books. I also love that the books are spaced far enough apart that you really get a sense for how characters have grown and changed. I have loved all 3 of her books and really hope she is planning on a 4th!
Wood really brings all the charaters to life. It's a great narration!
Laughed outloud at times. Really well done.
I can't say as I did not read the print, but I enjoyed the audio version.
I wish Collins would have a kept a few more of the characters I loved alive until the end, but I did like the way she ultimately wrapped it up.
I don't know since I did not read the print version, but the narrator was great.
Loved the developing of the relationship between Katniss & Peeta.
I felt like I could picture many of the characters well. Katniss, Peeta, Gale, Rhu, Hamich...it's hard to have a favorite!
There was certainly some horror at what the Hunger Games really are. It's an unbelievable thing to think about children enduring that.
Collins really paints their world and the characters well.
This is one of the most well-done audiobooks I have ever listened to! The story is great, but it is enhanced by the wonderful narration. I was captivated!
This book is a must read for anyone wishing to get a better understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. As others have noted, it is by no means perfect, but it is a great introduction to why this conflict is so impossibly difficult to solve. In addition to providing a lot of background about how recent event developed (including the role of the US & Europe in creating some of the problems), it does a good job of personalizing the conflict and helping the listener to understand why good people on both sides of the conflict have such seemingly irreconcilable differences.
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