I wanted to learn more about the Israel/Palestine conflict and I did. I will not deny that I am an admirer of Jimmy Carter. Whether you are or not will have no effect on your appreciation of the factual material, all verifiable. President Carter has been an integral part of nearly all peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine for more than 30 years. He truly is the foremost expert in the U.S. He sticks to the facts, and saves his opinions for the last chapter.
Read this book and find out what the rest of the world knows.
Rachel Joyce is a beautiful writer. She brought us inside the minds of the two main characters with ease. She allowed the story to unfold; it could not be rushed. I was incredibly moved by the ending. Of course Jim Broadbent did the book great justice. I hope to read more by this author.
I wish I could find more books by this author. I would often rewind to listen again to her elegant prose. The book was captivating until the sudden ending when everything was all wrapped up with a bow. It needed a few more chapters to build up to it. Lynn Redgrave and Ruthie Henshall are perfect! Two of the best I've heard.
This book is a nice little distraction, but overall, a disappointment. You gotta love Elmore Leanard's dialogue, and Frank Muller performed it to a tee. But why doesn't Raylan sound like he's from Kentucky? That's half of his appeal right there (since we can't see the hat on audio.) I'd recommend skipping this one...
The writing is superb, the story is completely original, and it is a nail biter. Rare to get all this from one book. But wait, there's more! Juanita McMahon is the best female narrator I have heard. She has an amazing arsenal of voices. This is a book not to miss.
Great narrator, I would say perfect for this story. The prose is enchanting, that's why I stuck with it. The Sister Brothers have no regard for human life, so it is hard to like them. The treatment of animals in the story is abhorrent. I realize this may have been realistic for the period, but if that bothers you (and it should,) you may want to avoid this book. The dialogue is glorious, and for that reason I recommend it.
If you read the first 2 books, you are hooked, and you need to know how the story ends. But this book is really a let down. Most of the action takes place "off screen" while Katniss spends most of her time in various buildings. Huge events take place, in Panam, and they are briefly reported to Katniss and to the reader. She is not there, and neither are we. It's as if the author just wanted to take some time off. If you are looking for some kind of satisfaction, you won't get it.
This modest book has a good heart and it is worth listening to. Campbell Scott can be a little flat, but I still like the sound of his voice. A true and touching story.
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