If you are wanting a book about "The Meaning of Life," this is not the book. I gave it the stars because it was an interesting read with regard to the character's travels and the people she met.
I could not, however, relate to a "privileged wife" being unhappy with her life and walking away from her life. Also, as someone being treated for depression and anxiety, I was distressed that the author suggests that those suffering from this condition can go off medication. Having "been there, done that" you can't and I resent the idea that anyone can. Nobody would suggest to a diabetic that they could discontinue their treatment.
Additionally, the sound quality was awful. The author was the narrator, and found her soft voice hard to hear and was constantly having to play back certain sections.
It's sad that history doesn't tell the full story of the American Indian. While I didn't particularly care for the narrator, I felt the story very eye-opening. I especially like that each chapter begins with notable events in history.
Whether or not you agree with Bill O'Reilly's politics or not, this is a suberb book. Very well written with lots of historical facts.
I was interested with the cult-like culture of the story. Usually the leader of the group is charismatic, but in this story he is feared. I found it amazing how fear drove most of the characters and the actions they took to please the leader of the "church." It was ironic, though how the leader gave the children a "taste" of life on the outside. The ending left me wanting more. Great story.
A heartwarming story about a plain couple but their love endures. I loved the narration and found myself laughing out loud during the story. What intrigued me was trying to figure out what time period the story took place. A very "non romantic" love story.
Although the protagonist is verbally beaten down by her mother and those around her, she never plays the victim. She and the other characters were wonderfully developed and the narration was great. I enjoyed listening to the story and was left wanting more at then end. It was touching how she began to become more confident, but like all of us still had her doubts.
The narration was wonderful and the story gripped your from the first line. A great read that teaches the wonderful gift given to us from God.
A great continuation of the first novel. It was interesting to see how the characters progressed after the first novel. A great story
This story is compelling and holds your interest. I couldn't put it down. The narration was wonderful. Despite what you feel about Glenn Beck or his politics, he is an absolutely great author and storyteller. You must read this book.
This timeless classic covers poverty, adversity, and endurance. It also conveys unconditional love and loyalty. Still a story for our modern time about what's really important in life.
A heart-wrenching story that will break your heart, but it needs to be told over and over again. Over sixty years later, we are hearing the stories of the atrocity of the Holocaust. They have been told before, but now we are hearing about the indifference and disbelief that the citizens had about Hitler's "Final Solution." This should be read by every student so that these stories never be forgotten and more importantly that this never is allowed to happen again.
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