The story of Carrie is portrayed with such depth of character and description that it's like stepping back in time. I loved the descriptions of life in the 1890's . Dreiser wrote this book in 1900 at the language us PURE flowing descriptive English at it's best. The story unfolds with continuity and surprise. Listening to the female voice of Herbert was key to getting into the character of Carrie.
I loved the language. He wrote with such fluid descriptions.
I wanted to hear a female voice to tell the story of a female character. Be certain to LISTEN to this recording and not others by male voices.
She was great.
'Carrie' is like a lost treasure for literature. I recently listened to another Dreiser book called 'The American Tragedy'. It was well written, but a tad too wordy. Dreiser has a true command of language and writing.
Who would have thunk it ? They won ! ooops Spoiler Alert !
Actually all the races they lost…and their Coach still had faith in their abilities.
Whenever they "got their SWING"…I could just picture the boat zipping across the water.
I laways felt sorry for Joe Rentz who was so neglected as a child by his step mother and thus his father. He rose above it all and founf a brotherhood with crew and rowing with the boys.
Funny, that this was the same Olympics as Louis Zampirini ( of Unbroken fame) and Jessie Owens (running). Such stars…and so many went on to serve in WWII. What an amazing time in history and right under the false propaganda of the Nazi's. Germany did a good job of disguising their anti-semitic plan in 1936. Please read and treat yourself to a great golden nugget of history. Well TOLD !
Descriptive - heartfelt Storytelling ! This is a deep saga of two Italian orphan brothers and their lives. One brother crosses paths early with a lovely village girl and connects with her later in life in New York. They then make a life together in Minnesota. I felt it was a true story of a 1905 Immigrants's life story.
I compare it to Jeffrey Archer's books - the Clifton Chronicles…it's the same genre, century and a saga of life, love and tribulations.
Enjoyed the reading.
CHiro's Dreams. and yes, I think it is misnamed. It is more about Chiro than Enza.
Detailed Explanation of the last 2 weeks of Lincoln's life. It was also interesting to learn about John Wilkes Booth. I enjoyed the behind the scenes story of all that was happening in DC during these 2 weeks as the Civil War came to an end. I was surprised that those who were close to Lincoln warned him of the threats against his life. If only...yes, if only the assassination didn't happen.
I actually listened on 2X speed so O'Reilly spoke fast. It was read well. Obviously, he put a personal twist on the reading.
My brother told me to read this. He said 'it's a page turner...and unexpected in it's riveting story line." I was surprised how captivating the story actually was.
Our Book Club read this novel. We are a critical literary group and WS was an excellent study in early 1900's literature. We are now reading 'The Master' by Colm Toibin in a study of Henry James.
When the sister of the suitor told the Doctor 'Don't let your daughter marry my brother". That turned the tide.
His deep well spoken voice was easy to listen to and suited the story.
It's about middle of the pack. It kept my interest but wasn't a gripping thriller.
I liked the reflective moments of Roseann. I enjoyed her view of history as thru a misty blurred glass.
never can...but enjoyed getting back to it.
It's a nice rambling story. The end could be predictable if you were thinking that way...I wasn't, so the ending was a nice surprise. I enjoyed the telling of Irish history as the story unfolded. It was kinda unbelievable that someone writes in their diary with such flowing words and detailed descriptions as Roseann did. I enjoyed reading the literary prose and forgot about the fact that it was the diary of a 100 yr old lady. Her mind certainly would not be working that way...but you forget that and just enjoy the story.
I really liked this story but I got tired of knowing she was waking up again...and again...and couldn't remember herself. It got repetitive as every day the reader had to learn AGAIN how the character was pricing together her life based on the details of yesterday. It moved a little slow for me. An unexpected ending and worth the read (listen).
worth the listen...keeps you wondering how she'll get her mind back. The brain does repair itself.
This could happen. A terrible murder of a young boy and a class mate is charged. The possibly guilty son's father is a lawyer, who is the town's defense attorney initially on the case until his son is charged with the murder. Interesting to learn the past of the alleged murderer.
I listened to this while I painted my kitchen and it kept me wanting to paint the rest of the house just to hear the next chapters.
We should talk about Kevin.
a good reading and a captivating story. The story kept moving...no fluff.
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