Yes, I think I'd discover new details with a second reading that I may have missed the first time.
It's hard to compare this series to another. But if you enjoyed this, you will enjoy the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.
Humphrey Bower is an amazing narrator. This may be his best performance.
Leave a Little Salt on the Bread.
This was a very entertaining book and performance.
Yes, great narration and realistic story about a woman's struggle in World War II.
Tory takes back control of her life after her husband returns as a prisoner of War.
Tory is a strong woman who goes through struggles and changes for the better.
Davina Porter makes all of the characters come to live. However, Tory the main character was my favorite as you can see all of her dimensions throughout the story.
This book was an attention grabber from beginning to end. I was disappointed to see that there were no more audible books by this author! The story of Cee Cee Honeycutt with her crazy past and her colorful new life in Savanah was rich and full of strong women. This story makes your appreciate all the great women that have touched your life.
The narrator, Jenna Lamia, was excellent!! She makes the characters all come alive, especially Cee Cee.
I loved the way Katherine Howe told this story with modern and historical story lines that merge into a very facinating book. I look forward to reading more of her work.
I liked the description of this book, so I gave it a chance. I wondered how a man could write a book about female friendships. Now I know, that Jeffrey Zaslow did not pull it off. While this book tries to interweave the story of each girl and their friendship, it is very clinical, literally. The author states many different cilnical studies on female friendships, with facts. Also, in this story the girls are in high school in the 80's and the author uses language like a 1950s housewife. For example, Jane's date was a "Sharp" man. Not the lingo I remember from the 80's, no valley girl speak or trendy words. The only references to the 80s were bands or songs mentioned. The gils ask advise fromt their moms and dads like on "Father knows Best" Or "Leave it To Beaver". I really felt like this book was lost in a 50's sitcom. I really wanted to like this book. It is also hard to swallow that 10 of 11 childhood friends could stay in touch. Or that 11 girls could really be that close of friends. I am only speaking to one out of three of my closest high school friends. Maybe someone else out there really loved this book?
This is a great story with twists and turns. The narration by Caroline Lee is superb! If you like this book, you will also like Forgotten Garden and Shifting Fog by Kate Morton.
I normally love books considered a Classic. However, now I am afraid to even try "War and Peace" by the same author. If this is considered a classic, I do not understand why.
It goes on and on and on it tedius detail about the Russian society classes, such as peasants, poitical and social reform, religion, mental illness, everything is told in minute detail and very repetitive. I really don't see a plot after I read the whole 50 hour book.
For example on the repetition of the author. He will use Anna Karenina and other long Russian names 25 times in one paragraph. Instead of calling people by their first name or last name, this author will use their whole name in every sentence in the same paragraph and does not use pronowns like she or her much. It is very odd and tedius to listen to this style.
The only thing that helped me get to the end of the books was the great narrator, Davina Porter! She is great and I highly recommend her narration. This is probably the worst story ever told. I can't go into detail without spoiling the story for people who still plan on reading it, but why does it say Audible Kids before each segment of the book? This is the last book that should be read by kids with adultery as one of the main topics.
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