DO NOT remember the story from high school, thought I know I read it. It was more than captivating. A scary model of the human mind, society and relationships. Worth the time.
Interesting story with a few surprises. Kind of predictable anyway. Mostly enjoyable but not grand.
It may be true and it may show many interesting things about survival that I will never hear. It was just so darn depressing to hear; I was unsure it was worth it and gave up after an hour or so. If you like true misery..have a listen. Sorry I wasted the credits on this one.
The details of the character's lives almost seemed to be added to make more of the story that there was.
Focusing on only one family probably could not do justice to the hardships for Japanese Americans at this point in our history. It was a sweet and predictable love story, however, there were times when I was ready to unplug and move on. I stuck with it for the satisfaction of the very predictable and sappy ending.
Started out interested in the NY City backdrop, however this reads like reality TV of the 20's. Uninteresting details about recognizably important folk; none the less Boring! Narrator was equally dull. Don't waste your time unless you are addicted to inconsequential drivel. A true waste of audible credits.
Great view into life in China at the turn of the century; the way values change through time. Great narration. Really enjoyed the story and became attached to all the main characters. Loved following the family through the decades. I'm sure I read this in High School, but this time, the story was more appreciated.
one of the few I did not finish. Nicely narrated but did not ever get to care about the characters. Pointless.
Just a bit more to go till the end; will be sorry when its over. Just a good story, nothing more. This is one listen I have continued after the car ride was over. Snuggled under the covers with this one. The family struggles represent so many moments and feelings with which I can connect. Great narration.
I am sure I will listen to this a few more times! It is well narrated and provides the basic tenants of Buddhism in easy to comprehend terms. Love the stories that are used as examples of principles. Truly glad I listened. Looking for more to listen to on the subject.
The story unfolds with a lot of medical detail, but that does not detract from the character development or the engaging story line. I loved all the characters and though it was many hours long, I am happy I listened!!!!More than a few surprises in this one....good narrator!
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