Thoroughly enjoyed this book and insight into a celebrity who seems to have figured things out about life. Nice that he reads it himself. Love his discriptions of celebrities he's met, how & where.
Jill's wit isn't as sharp as the first book but is still there. The traditional religion angle is tedious and not what I was looking for.
it's her book she can perform it however she wants. This is a really stupid question.
Triumph over adversity
The Poisonwood Bible - dysfunctional father dictating the lives of family members.
This question format is flat out stupid.
Glad I listened to Half Broke Horses first to set the tone. No one could make up these stories as incredible as they are. Facinating in how each family member dealt with the cards they held. Would love to see other stories from the view of the sisters and brothers. For all the people who play "poor me" who have much more than the Walls did, this is an inspiration. Can never guess where the "plot" will turn. You are always rooting for "the right thing" to happen, even tho it seldom does.
Written by a real horse person who understands horses and riding and the parallels with many life experiences. Based in history, well researched, not predictable but believable.
If you're a horse person who likes a thread of real horsemanship run thru a memorable and entertaining story, listen to "The Horse Dancer." Print version not available in the U.S. tho.
Lilly, she's real, honest, straightforward and opinionated.
The people who critized the reader should write their own books and read them, for pete's sake why be picky about someone's accent.....
With dressage the third most popular horse activity in the US, there are lots of us to appreciate this well written, carefully crafted novel. Unpredictable, believeable, bringing Endland's backstreet neighborhoods to life and evidencing the author's accurate riding knowledge, this book will be thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who's ridden or studied dressage. Ranks right up with Water for Elephants.
Not the best written book I've ever listened to and the reader fails miserably on some pronounciations that should have been so easy -- Keeneland, Lexington's track, for one. But, the story is interesting, sidebars fit in nicely. Insight into the owners' lives and relationships is amusing. If you lived in Lexington or followed Thoroughbred racing anytime in the last century, the names of the social gentry and places will fit together.
Have tried and tried to follow this laborously tedius story. Gadzillion characters with very few differences. Giant leaps from one semi-plot line to the next -- at least I'm looking for a reason for the jump -- and still looking for a plot 8-10 hours into it. Maybe if you listen while doing absolutely nothing -- not driving, mowing lawn, pullng weeds -- you can find and follow a plot.
I listen to all genres of writing and this has bored me to pieces. Maybe if you're already a huge follower of this author you can follow it. I don't find any reason to waste the time. Wish I hadn't wasted a credit. Even loaned it to my husband who's a huge sci-fi fan, bored him to death too.
If you like gruesome details of tortures inflicted on whites by Indians and vice versa, this is the book for you -- no bloody or hideous act is left undescribed. I kept looking for a story, and there is a sketchy one, but only enough to hang the blood, guts and torture on...
While I've read many books about Native Americans and this time period, this is the first one that seemed to be totally obsessed with detailing every horror. I didn't expect that to be left out, but I did expect more of a story line and details that didn't include blood.....
A nice story, well set in the south, good characters, amusing. A good read, well read.
Nasty character just gets nastier, despite your hopes things will improve...a little conclusion, but just dreary...lots of time to invest in drear.
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