Entertaining, especially after you get past the reader's style/accent, which actually works for the Russian character, but takes a bit of letting go of expectations.
Ultimately, it worked for the story, but her accent took a bit of getting used to.
Speaks straight to the soul.
I took many quotes from it but none in front of me at this moment. I listen to this especially during those times when I feel like I need mentoring from someone very wise. I was lucky enough to take some classes from John when he was alive. He transformed the world into poetry. It seemed innate to who he was.
It's been such a long time since I've heard him in person that I can't remember any more why his voice on tape sounded radically different. It's probably because he speaks so slowly on recordings; perhaps someone advised him to make sure we can understand him through the beautiful Irish accent? I don't notice the difference any more.
You can never go wrong with John O'Donohue. He left us too soon. If my review sounds overly glowing, listen for yourself and see what I mean.
Brilliant and funny
I ended up reading rather than listening to this book. I don't like to write negatively about anyone--or think I don't--but the way this is read somehow keeps you from hearing the very clever humor and style.
Reader was great. Characters just too consistently cruel. Relationships seem straight out of Edward Albee.
Not if it was this constant cruelty. She can write but do all relationships have to be like "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf?"
He was quite good.
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