What a delight to listen to these four talented narrators. This story held my attention from start to finish. Well written, fun, touching,and inciteful, true to each character in every way. I loved this audio book so much that I couldn't allow myself to see the movie for fear of losing my tender vision of each character and my overall impressioons. I understand that the movie was excellent, but still I don't think it could possibly top this!
The review of this book lead me to expect much; unfortunately, it did not meet them. I admit I care little for "fantasy" so perhaps I am not the best judge.
I made a big mistake when I selected this title. There was really nothing I liked about it.
This was a nice story, but somehow, fell a little flat. I couldn't quite grasp the way this character was so much in her shell (even after it was explained).
These two are, to me, intellectuals with heart and humor. I love both equally; so together, what can I say, but double the fun!
I read and highly enjoyed this wonderful book. I could not resist purchasing the audio version, and happy I am that I did! What a delightful, fanciful story. Imagine 7 months in a lifeboat with Mr Parker. The main character captured my heart from Chapter one to the very end when he offered a cookie to the two Japanese diplomats from whom he had received the cookies! Sweet. The narrator was just perfect, I will probably listen again in the future.
Although I highly respect P D James mysteries, I think she should never have attempted this. She "erred" in my view by incorrectly interpreting many scenes from Pride and Prejudice. All in all, this one fell flat,
Very poor writing (crummy) and the narration, in my view, ruined the listening experience. I felt the story lacked any sense of refinement and the crudeness unnecessary, no sense of feeling developed for any of the characters. I couldn't finish it.
Most likely not.
No, but in fairness this book may have been better if I had not gotten the abridged version. It felt like there was so much missing. My rule is never read (or listen to) abridged books.
Not really, but didn't add to it either.
It lacked that certain something which attracts me to characters in a well written book.
Author - Abraham Verghese writes with feeling and compassion. I learned to love the all the characters who inhabit this wonderful novel.
None can compare, really.
Many! but I relish every scene with "Gosh"
Gosh, His deep love of people, his family, and his marvelous sense of fun and enjoyment of life. All traits to be admired.
I know this was a first "novel" for this author; I hope he will do many more.
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