Almost all the stories were downers! I ddin't know when one story stopped and another began. I abhorred the style of writing, couldn't follow one story after another. I can't say enough BAD things about this book and wonder how in the world it has become a best seller with so much hype.
If the stories were better.
See above. I see no redeeming value in this type of book
I loved this book. Even though the subject could be a bit depressing, some how JoJo Moyes kept it upbeat and one couldn't be sure of the ending. Thus, I found the story rivetting and compelling. The characters definitely came to life.
I would think that this book would have a very limited audience because it is essentially about the demise and rebuilding of a San Francisco Institution known as Laguna Honda Hospital. The author shows her commitment to its success but readers who are not familiar with the political roller coaster this project underwent for many years couldn't care less about it. Dr. Sweet cared but how many others would?
I enjoyed listening to this book. It made me understand the rationale for the behavioral characteristics of Asperger's Disease. The book is written very understandably and one can actually empathize with Christopher. I am looking forward to seeing the play which has been running to rave reviews in London.
Mary Beth Hurt did a wonderful job in the narration of this book. The story definitely kept me interested but the last 2 or 3 chapters were a big disappointment. It was as if the author wanted to quickly finish the book. I thought perhaps I had skipped some part since I switched from listening to it at home and then in my car. I therefore "re read" the last 2 chapters and it turned out that I had not missed a thing. The author just gleaned over 2 important parts of the book.
The book certainly showed that alcoholism is truly a sickness and one that is difficult to treat.
My grandson highly recommended this book but I was disappointed and actually got bored with some chapters.
I have not listened to the other books.
calm, Nigerian accent, dialects good
No, (spoiler!) because of the death. The ending and its consequence came so rapidly and there was no buildup to the dramatic end. I thought I had missed something
Nostalgic visit to Tuscany
Pascuale's relationship with D when he first meets her at the hotel
The narrator was wonderful. So many characters with so many dialects and accents.
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