A rich experience that highlights our financial times and a time of creativity in our past with similar financial constraints. DBF brilliantly highlighted many contrasts, the role of men balancing love, family and career and role of women in impowered relationship to the same. I loved her deeply expressed strength of the feminine that brings balance to adversity. It is a delightful southern experience!
Not my usual style in book catagories, so glad I gave it a try. I will certainly finish the series.
A comedy, A life study, A culture study, A yummy study of words, phrases and life in a delightful humorous and very sarcastic tale of an aging writer/author. Amy McFadden did an excellent job with the voices and pace, I especially loved her voice for Maxine!! I loved this book!
I was drawn to this book and had it in my wish list for over 6 months because it wasn't the style of book I normally enjoy. I finally took it on and could not stop listing. It was excellent in so many ways. The author did quite a bit of research to pull the book off so flawlessly. The hidden side of our lives so well told, especially in the paradox of the time period. We are always, just human and the rules of society no matter what time period are just illusions.
Moyes did an amazing job of building a great story out of a very complex subject. I didn't want to stop listening! The complexity of love and loss, relationships,dysfunctional family all delivered with wonderful imagination and grace. This was a wonderful piece of entertainment!
A perfectly executed piece of entertainment! A great story, exquisitely described locations and lifestyle without being “too much”. I didn’t want story to end, but it was well done and satisfying. I will certainly be on the look out for Kevin Kwan’s next novel. His true talent is in the psychology of family dynamics and the absurdity it can take on. It was a wonderful peak into a past and emerging culture and the clashing dynamics as they unfold everyday life.
The story line got really boring, it was interesting enough in the first half... wasn't enough substance to have me finish it in the second half.
the book was read to slowly. its a wonderful story, wished it was read a bit faster. actual dialogue was done well but the in between to painfully slow. Worth the credit.
I really enjoyed Elin's approach to this story, the characters were uniquely interwoven with each other, and the ending was great. A very creative approach. Very open ended in what would unfold for each of them, but not in a way to set up a sequel or series, just great writing style. It was fun to see what my mind wanted to do with the characters. I was delighted to be brought into the story that way. The "romance" of the Island & "fine dining/wine" was wonderfully unfolded in the story line.
easy listen, enough intellectual substance to keep you interested. I loved her "of course this is the way it is" to the vampire topic.
What a journey, the author weaves a tale that goes thru our humanity in creative intimate encounters. I loved it, this is one i would listen to again, just to relish the depth of it.
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