It's an odd story told in an odd way. I feel compelled to note that it seemed to go out of it's way to talk about "the church" in a somewhat negative tone but not other religions. It seems to embrace Hindi, and Buddism, which is fine but there isn't much of a balanced approached in my view. All in all it was okay. Vivid depiction of the story as it's told. I only listened at bed time. I must say I had weird/interesting dreams that week.
What a painful experience I had listening to this sickeningly horribly boring book. Forever the optimist, I had to finish it. I had to believe it would turn around. Several hours in, there was no turning back. I tortured myself for several more days and nights through the uninteresting repetitive "passionate" parts. Ugh!
In the end WHO CARES???
What a terrible waste of precious life listening to this dumb story.
This book was an entertaining cat and mouse story. Never sure how it would end. Caution: Some gruesome parts but all and all pretty good.
I always finish a book so I finished this ridiculous story. A cop who can't read? Come on. And that's just one of the absurdities.
I am an African American woman living in the U.S. who clearly knew nothing about the Irish. I'm fasinated by this story! It was sad and funny while providing insight into the Catholic church, the oppression of the Irish people told with the innonece of a boy. I doubt that anyone could have read the story better than Frank McCourt. My new favorite book.
While I really wanted to love it, about half way through, I start using it as a sleep aid..... It worked.
I am a Lippmanite, except for "Don't Look Back", she has managed to keep me engrossed in everything I have read from her so far. "Life Sentences" is another one of her works of art.
I was listening to the abridged version with out realizing it until the end. Never again will I make that mistake. Loved this Narrator.
This is why I love Laura Lippman and Linda Emond together. Descriptive story with some of the strongest narration narration around. My favorite, and for some reason most lasting image is the preparation for the Priest's arrival to tea. I could literally picture every hair, the cake, the kitchen and the smell of the place.
This one was outstanding.
I'm still fat, but relaxed by the soothing sounds at bedtime. It's all about Healthy Choices!
This story was entertaining and enjoyable. The ending felt a bit rushed but I would recommend.
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