Brooklyn was a good book to listen to and time well spent for me. It is well read, keeps your attention and the story flows nicely. I wanted a "book on tape" specifically so I could listen while driving, walking and doing chores. The simplicity of the story allowed for continuous listening (no rewinding needed) - it was good company.
I would likely try another book by this author when I am looking for another pleasant journey instead of an obstacle course or roller coaster ride. Although it would be nice to hear a story with a little more development.
The reader brought the main character to life with her soft tone, directness and slight accent.
I read Brooklyn for a book club and it prompted a lot of discussion about the two different cultures, how the world and role of women changed, or not during that time period. If anything it inspired a desire to know more, see more character and story development.
the author makes you feel like you are right there in the scene witnessing all the sights, senses and emotions of each character.
no matter how bad things looked, you had faith that things were going to be ok
no, but it was a good reading
the main character - so mature and street-wise but still young and innocent and determined to make a home and
have family in Appalachian country - this story sheds light on a life deep in the hills and hollows that most people never see or hear about. it's simple, sad, heart breaking and sometimes beautiful and redeeming.
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