This would have been an excellent book if the ruminations and inner dialogue of the protagonist had been cut by about 2/3. I found this aspect of the book repetitious and exhausting. I stayed with it only because I was curious as to how this murder mystery would turn out.
I couldn't finish it. Got tired of the perky narration
I listened to Delia Ephron being interviewed on Fresh Air which is what sold me on buying her book. I think she would have been a better narrator. Meg would do well narrating children's books of a lighthearted or silly nature.
Good Story Hard listen
Didn't get that far in the book - gave up due to the poor narration.
I don't know why Hosseini felt the need to create an unnatural and slurred way of speaking as he read his story. His own voice or another's narration would have been much preferred. I have decided not to continue with the Audible listening and instead find a copy of the book to read. Very disappointing. I had the same problem with Lacuna, Barbara Kingsolver's book ,where she read her own story - sometimes having the author read their works is just not a good idea. I wish Audible would pay more attention to this matter.
I wish I could get a refund on this purchase
I have found myself drawn to memoirs written by Europeans during the time of WW 2. Strong family ties, loyalty and dependence on one another marks all of the stories. This one in particular touched my heart as a little girl and her older sister make their way through war torn Germany.
This is one of the best memoirs I have listened to. The life story of a remarkable woman who left England as an adolescent with her mother and brother to visit their grandmother in Austria. It is tempting to tell more of her story but I do not want to be spoiler for the next listener of this intriguing, heart wrenching and yet heart warming story. I would give this 6 stars if I could!
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