reading a different book!
he could have written a better book!
It was impossible to detract from a book this poor.
Here's the gist of it: some Italian guy loves old Roman manuscripts. After a VERY long time, he gets his hands on this one, by Lucretius, a Roman writer who says, there is no God, you die, the soul dies, that's it, so enjoy yourselves now. Thinkl you've never heard of this guy? Think he's simply another atheist/epicurean type? Think again. Thomas Jefferson had 5 copies in his library which PROVES this is the most important book ever in the history of ever. Now I've just saved you 300+ pages of supposition, guessing and endless detail, much of which feels totally invented.
This is a collection of animal stories by the great Yorkshire vet, James Herriott. Of course not all stories are created equal, so there are ups and downs in this collection, as in most.
One has to admire the variety of these tales-- love the great heart reflected here-- and the amazing characters one meets along the way, both four footed and two-footed.
Christopher Timothy has the perfect voice for these animal stories-- crisp, clear, humorous, various, utterly British. There are also a few recordings by the author himself, and I recommend those as well-- though as pure performance goes, nothing can beat Christopher Timothy. His reading is on a par with the famous Jim Dale, of the Harry Potter series.
Lively narrator, great characters, down to earth, charming story
when they go door to door selling soap
I think a lightness and at the same time a kind of straight-forward quality. No gushing here, no sentimentalizing. Just perfect!
It made me laugh out loud a few times
wonderful book, deserves to be better known and widely loved. Probably could use a new movie version to re-spark people's interest. It's in the same class as great classics like Anne of Green Gables, Pollyana, Heidi, The House on the Prairie series, Little Women. Charming, funny, light, sweet and old fashioned in the best way-- a glimpse into another time, yet feels wonderfully modern, too.
No, but I'm always glad to be able to switch back and forth between written and recorded books
Mimi-- she was brave, she was funny, she was loyal, she felt totally real and in the end t felt like she always did the right thing. Plus she reminds me of my best friend.
I was surprised by the southern accent, since the novel is set on Long Island. This is one that could use another version with a new reader. Perhaps read by the author? I always enjoy that.
The Judge Novel
a terrific and moving novel that reads at an incredibly quick pace. Hard to put down. Sad and serious subject matter handled with a light touch. Beautiful prose that at times reminds me of Fitzgerald.
This one, not the first in the Anastasia series, is sort of an odd choice-- even odder that you can't get the other Anastasia books on tape. It is well read, but the material is fairly peculiar--not quite funny, with a cranky and rather unlikable main character. Lois Lowry is a genius and does everything well, so the writing is fine. But she has much better work, i.e. Goony Bird Green, and those are exceptionally well performed and available as audio books. I'd totally recommend those instead.
Yes all the voicves are distinct and well done
A few of the things she hates could have been cut. I'm not sure anyone needs to hear quite so much about what a 10 year old girl hates.
Still plenty of humor and spark-- just not this author's best work, and at her best she is brilliant.
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