No, but I found myself listening to it in smaller bites than I normally would in the same way you'll sneak a few pages during the day in a printed book.
but this one was just gorgeous and there was enough of a plot to make the second time round enjoyable just picking up on the clues that were left along the way.
Gary Littman does a great job and made me go all Charlene and want to head up to Alaska to find Nate.
A light and fun story, not to be taken seriously. There were some serious flaws in how life was depicted but I doubt historical accuracy was the point.
The case studies being given in the first person
Easy to listen to and it's great when it's the author.
A lovely yarn
Julia's final scene but I don't want to drop a spoiler
Once crucial aspect of the story irritated because of the real world logistical problems but the after life that Audrey Niffenegger created was whimsical and lovely. I loved the characters.
I'd forgotten how slowly the story develops in this book and it took two very long car rides to get through it. I haven't listened to the abridged version but suspect it may be a better buy.
Great narrator though.
I'll be listening to it regularly to get a top up of the logic about why will power is hard and how to outthink your internal saboteur. So easy to digest as an audiobook and so sensible. Has changed my week since I started listening.
He has a lovely voice and makes the book seem conversational.
After buying and devouring this audio book I read the negative reviews and feel they are a bit unfair. This is a book for children and is not meant to be an analyses of all philosophical debates. I felt the book introduced some very relevant themes and covered multiple angles. I'm surprised there wasn't more of religious backlash but those characters who kept their faith were respected.
I'm in NZ and our children are taught that the settler's (Waitangi) treaty was unjust and hasn't been honoured. No history is taught to them about how society was for both the settlers and the Maori people and therefore what they are taught is without context and means little. I can imagine this book being used as a school text to open up debate on how colonialisation was achieved and how, with hindsight, it might have been done better.
We found the jumping between narrators unhelpful. The woman's voice was a bit drippy and didn't seem appropriate for Valentine who was strong.
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