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Vivien

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  • The Glass Castle: A Memoir

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Jeannette Walls
    • Narrated By Jeannette Walls
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1143)
    Performance
    (875)
    Story
    (881)

    Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family; she called herself an "excitement addict."

    Elisabeth says: "Like peeping through your fingers at a car wreck"
    "DON'T DO IT!!"
    Overall
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    What would have made The Glass Castle better?

    I bought this book after just a cursory peek at reader's reviews. I should have read deeper. I hated the narration almost as much as the writer's style. Rather than a story, Jeannette merely recites facts. Rather than build the character's emotions, she merely tells you


    Would you recommend The Glass Castle to your friends? Why or why not?

    I would not recommend this book to anyone.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jeannette Walls’s performances?

    no


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I think the writer's story might be interesting, but the delivery left much to be desired.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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