Simon Winchester has once again, researched in depth, and found a great theme. He has personalized it with his own experience, and turned in a superb performance!!
It is as fine as memoirs can be.
Candor, intelligence, specific - informed- descriptions of events, humor.
No, but I will seek others of her books. She experienced a rarified childhood, and brings subtlety to her account of it. this is a fine writer at work, with first-hand, excellent material.
Yes, but I had to split it over several days.
I appreciate the effort made to convey the nuanced qualities of meaningful events in an extraordinary growing-up experience.
The narrator's voice and South African setting.
Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight - also by Alexandra Fuller. This book has the same excellent storytelling and many of the same distinctive characters.
The Mother - this book was written about Alexandra Fuller's flamboyant, unconventional, passionate and loving mother.
Although I did not listen to it straight through, I could have. It is beautifully crafted, very compelling, and well-paced.
Alexandra Fuller is a writer of the first rank, and her reader, Bianca Amato, is exceptional.
This is a sensitive account of a grim, but necessary job, told by a technician from her novice first days on the job through many years of service. Excellent narration and pace, with great stories in a small town UK setting. Well done. Great listen.
Grand story, well-written, about a man overcoming disastrous life events while entering a phase of his life that is dark, deadly and life-changing. The array of characters in this novel are memorable and well-drawn. This is another great one from Stephen King.
As usual, Stephen King has delivered a fascinating, layered, compelling story. It's entirely character-driven and entirely unpredictable. Bravo!
This was very well done, but the topic, that of a woman who's mind is in and out of awareness, was difficult to deal with - hard to stay with - all too real. I felt sad throughout listening to this book. It was well-written and well-performed.
This reading by Claudette Colbert of Anne Morrow Lindbergh's wonderful, small book of essays on the need for solitude, quietude and simplicity, and the dance of individuals as couples, is a quiet masterpiece.
A very personal account of travel insights from an accomplished observer and "experiencer" of life. He is courageous and has the gusto to share, and paint it large. Bravo, Mr. Palin! I loved it. - Carolyn Cole, San Pablo California.
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