I read a lot but seldom review a book because for the most part they are just entertainment,
A thing you pick up for a few hours and forget in a couple of days. You will not forget this book. If you think this tale could only happen in a foreign country you are wrong. Human trafficking is happing in our country. It is not on the scale you would find in a third world country but it exist. I wish I could honestly say I have always spoken up when I saw a wrong committed. I only know that going forward I will try harder.
I am drawn to books based on courageous people. The fact that the real Sara Grimke refused the gift of a slave at the age of 11 fore tales the woman she will become. The narrators did an excellent job of bringing this wonderful book to life. I frequently buy the written book and the audible copy for multiple reasons. This is one time I preferred the Audible copy. For me the audio version gave more depth to Hettie. I felt her longing and anger and visualized this spitball of a woman who never let her spirit be destroyed.
Sara may make sacrifices but it is nothing compared to what Hettie survives.
This is an amazing historical drama based on two sisters who blazed a trail for women's rights as well has racial equality. I look forward to Monk's next book.
Will Robie is a professional killer working for an unnamed federal agency. Sounds familiar right, wrong. The story grabs you from the start and doesn't let go till the end. I became a reader of the author with his book "The Winner" but recently his story lines have been less than thrilling and his characters not so engrossing. The reader was good and the sound effects were not overwhelming. I have to admit that every once in a while I enjoy the distraction of a book with sound effects thrown in. It reminds me of the old radio shows.
Losing the most important person in your life can be very humbling, It fells like the end of the world. You find it difficult to make it through the day but if you are fortunate there is still something that keeps you going,
You look for the small joys in life. If you are very lucky you finally stumble into a day that makes you glad you persisted. The sun shines again and you find yourself smiling and the world goes on.
This story is not about the end of the world but rather about loss and survival.
I listened to this book two years ago and I still think about it. I had the pleasure to live in Australia for a short time and for me this book captured the very spirt of the country. The narrator was excellent and the writer took me to another time and place. I saw the scenery imagined the smells and felt the emotions of the characters. This book will remain in my memory and someday in the future I will visit A Town Like Alice again.
I tried, I really tried to finish this book but there was nothing about it that I enjoyed. The characters were petty and boring. I have a very vivid imagination and enjoy getting lost for hours in a good book. There was no getting lost here. The imagery was flat and just plain dull. Every time I tired to listen to this book all I imagined was black and white. I hate not to finish a book but I just refused to waste another minute on this sad little tale.
It took awhile to warm up to this story. No heroes, just everyday people muddling through life. Fortunatly even everyday people have their moments in the sun. Poor Herold. I wasn't sure if I wanted to hug him or kick him at times. But isn't that how women feel about men in general.
I use these books to take my mind of exercising and this one was so good that I went way beyond the time I alloted. I found myself getting lost in the story, I could visualize the circus and all the characters.
The old man's comments on life make you think about your own life, it's a bit scary sometimes. What makes one family care for thier elders' and another family drop thiers off in a nursing home? Does any one really want to live to be 90 or 93. The only part of the book I did not enjoy was the ending, really? Did I miss something? Should I listen again? Was he dreaming?
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