What a wonderful gift Julia Child left us when she agreed to work with her nephew to finally put into words her life in France. I could visualize Julia speaking throughout the book and smiled.
I echo so many other comments about this series and the narrator whose insights into character create voices and intonations that make the listening excel in appreciation. I just downloaded the 4th book but this time I'm going to try to listen to a different book before I begin "Drums" if only to prolong the fact that at some point there will be an end to the series.
From start to finish I was transported to Frank's world and viewed the impact of his love and the mystery of his loss through his eyes. Poetry in metaphors. Excellent narration - he fit Frank to a tee. it is not often that I sit in the car unwilling to turn off my ipod when listening to a book. This was one of those times. I've now purchased her other two and can't wait to listen.
I listened for 5 hours and gave up. I had no sense of where this book was going - the characters were as uninteresting as the description of their everyday lives - Depressing. In the future I'll read more reviews before purchasing.
I questioned the vehicle for the book and initially found it unstimulating. But in short order the readers and the story took hold. I found the characters engaging, the story both delightful, and uplifting. I think listening to this book with all the different 'voices' was probably a better read for me than a hardcopy would have been. By the end I felt that i knew everyone personally and the island. Nicely done
What a wonderful tale that unfolded from the two excellent and distinctive narrators. It was storytelling at its very best.
By the time I had listened to only the prologue this book had my full attention! As a former elementary teacher I hope that future history books will include the perspective and the facts presented here. Young people need the to know the background of their national heritage to be better informed for opinions in their adult futures. As it stands now - that doesn't exist in our schools. A Wonderful and enlightening book with a captivating narration.
I listened to the March on a 5 hour drive to Charleston And couldn't wait to get back into my car to continue with this moving, powerful and insightful novel. The narrator fit the book to a T. I likened the experience to watching a Ken Burns' documentary and was sorry to see it end.
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