I saw this movie first, then read the book. The book has enough plot differences - to go along with the excellent attention to detail - to make this a nice complement if you've seen the movie. While it is missing a bit of heart at times, the journey of the protagonist is captivating (as are the descriptions of Italy). Lacking the real innovation to be worthy of 5 stars, this solid and enjoyable novel met my expectations.
While I love the trilogy in full, it must be said that this is the weakest of the three. The plot description gets fractured by the end and the resolution is poor considering what came before it. A necessary read if you loved the first two, but a somewhat weak conclusion to the series
While lacking a bit of the freshness of book one, it is still a worthy companion
Addictive series. A true gift. These books stick with you long after you're done
The freshness that this novel brings is incredible. Only complaint was that the narration was a bit forced, but still enjoyable. This series is a must read
Painful to get through. The narration is brutal. Drive is such an excellent movie I hoped the subject matter would have been at least comparable. Skip this
Will Patton delivers (pun intended) a riveting narration. The prose itself is refreshingly sparse and intense. I was enthralled throughout
I really enjoyed how open and honest Pamela was about her experiences in France. While there were some things about French culture versus American culture that I wasn't surprised about (i.e. food), other aspects were new to me, and it was really interesting to hear how the French raise their kids so differently.
The one thing that I want to take with me after listening to this book is how to get your newborn to "do his/her nights." But there are so many little tidbits that I take away from this book it is hard to choose just one!
People who like romance novels
Advertised the book accurately. It is pitched as a story between friends who go to war, not a romance novel between dudes (which is what it is)
Nuanced but breathy
The prose style was eloquent, and her ability to delve into the psyche of the characters was admirable.
Disappointing. My first negative review on audible
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