I absolutely LOVED this book and am so very sorry that it is over! It was like watching a captivating movie where the images were not on a screen but instead colorful and dancing in my mind's eye. The writing and narration allowed me to take part in the story in a new way. I was mesmerized. I found myself rooting for some characters and scowling at others. The narrators made it easy to distinguish between characters and their reading provided a richness of sound and accent to the writing. I laughed, I cried, I shook my head, cursed and celebrated. As a white woman, I felt shame for my own race and how we have behaved and in some cases continue to. I felt like I knew the characters better than any other book I have listened to. I hope the writers and readers win many awards and are recognized over and over again for this incredible work of art. I am truly grateful!
I will need to listen to this again. It is likely that I have watched too much TV and heard Peter Thomas too often on NOVA and Forensic Files. His voice just kept taking me back to those programs and not into the
The Narrator is truly gifted but perhaps his voice is too well known from other work.
I picked this book because of the high reviews from others. I need my audio books to keep my attention or I feel like I wasted my $. This did not disappoint! I loved listening to it. It was in combination funny, educational, honest, inspirational and thought provoking. It was also a love story. How do you get all of that in one non-fiction book? If you like to learn about other cultures, have a heart for doing right in the world and get inspired by others who do so, I recommend this. I found myself more enthralled by this than the previously inspiring "Three Cups..." which I also enjoyed. "Three" did not keep me as captivated as "Princes." I loved that the author read this as his passion and humor came through. I predict many awards for this one!
I found this book very touching. It was easy to imagine the scenes that the reader describes. I too was surprised by the ending and made me think more about how well I was engrossed in Carrie's life. I am curious about the age of the reader. Is she an adult with a young voice or a child that is beyond her years? I could see a sequel to this...Great job author, reader and producer!
Are both of these books really over? Did I just listen to 85+ hours of wonderful narrative that has now ended? The reader deserves every bit of recognition that one could think of to bestow upon him. Oh my. I am sad. I loved both this one and Pillars. I loved where they both took me, I loved what I learned, enjoyed every word of the journey. I hope the author will write more. I want more....now.....please?
What a wonderful audio book to get lost in. Whether walking, hiking, doing house work or driving, this book was a wonderful escape from the day and a magnificent journey to be a part of. I enjoyed every word and the was sorry for the many hours to end. This author taught me about history, buildings and old England and I didn't even realize I was learning until after the story ended. It gave me new appreciation for that period in history and the hardships people encountered. I do wish my children could enjoy it, but cannot recommend it due to the graphic violence. Thank you for such a wonderful book. I am almost finished the sequel and wish there were more hours to enjoy.
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