This is one of the best books I have ever had the pleasure to read.
Of course, my favorite character is Michaelangelo.
Sorry, but most anyone could have read this better. This guy simply drones.
This book takes many, many sittings!
I read this book over thirty years ago and loved it. I enjoy listening to books while I run, and I decided to choose this one. Because the story is so powerful, it did not disappoint me, but it is a shame that the narrator is not any better.
The theme of God's forgiveness permeates.
My husband could not make it through this series, but for us ladies ... Well, the characters are not realistic, but they are lovely. The author serves us well, because she creates characters that inspire.
I love books about people who get caught in time warps. I am proud to say, though, that I made it through this one, because it made me wince. By the way, my husband said the same thing ... It has been a week since I listened to this. I already forget how it ends.What I do remember is the dark and tedious overtones and the pathetic pessimism that the author must hold for life.
The fact that endless dead bodies appeared so often that the reader is practically thrust into a major depression.
I felt disgust at a viewpoint this depressing. I would like to point out that I know Hitler's Germany is a great example of how evil sometimes triumphs in the world, and I do understand that it was a horrific time for the world. I just don't care for books that smear my face in it page after page, and I don't care for books that flippantly disregard the optimistic side of the coin.
This is definitely a "girl" book, and its message is uplifting and romantic, but the main character is so silly that I may have to return this one before I finish it.
Francine Rivers is talented. How I loved "A Voice in the Wind!" This one, though, has the same thing happening over and over again. If the main character can't get her head together in the next few pages, I will send this back to Audible and find something that provides a more believable and more interesting protagonist.
She could have painted the main characters as real people. Gee, I don't care how Christian and faithful you are, any sane man would have kicked that silly woman out of the house! Any normal woman (We aren't talking plastic Barbies here ... Even an abused Barbie) wouldn't have given him trouble in the first place!
I love the theme of Christian forgiveness.
If you are an adult who read this long ago, and you remember the nostalgic beauty, beware. Yes, Ms. DuMaurier was a fantastic author. The problem with this story, for a 60 plus girl, is that the main character is a complete idiot. Oddly, I can remember suggesting the book to my father and being offended when he said, "The girl in the story is kind of stupid. Don't you think?" Well, Daddy, I know you see this in Heaven: Yes, she is a dope.Please read it ... When you are young enough to appreciate the eery romance, and you will love the suspense and pity the narrator, but don't wait 'til you're in your senile years or you'll just be frustrated by the girl's stupidity.
Yes ... I love the author, and I bet I could read some of her others again without giving up on a naive idiot.
I fell in love with the characters -- especially Enzo.
The reading is fantastic -- quite dramatic.
It would have to be Enzo, at the very, very end of the story. I would have some pointed questions for him, but I also wouldn't mind taking out the twins, just so I could give them a piece of my mind.
Very few adjectives are necessary ... It is precious.
This is not a memorable book.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
It was okay.
If it becomes a series, I will not watch it.
To me, this is just an okay book.
The narrator is excellent.
The characters are all endearing, but -- of course -- Bailey is my favorite.
The narrator brings just enough drama; yet, he does not interfere with the rhythm of the story.
Parts of this book made me laugh and others made me cry. It is a delightful book.
Too many novels these days are full of sappy scenes. Authors too often are of the opinion that nothing good should ever happen to the characters. This book is different. It leaves a person with an uplifted feeling.
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