I wish I had more insight into the characters. The story is told as if you are watching it. You have no idea what events led up to the behavior of the characters. you get lost in the mundane details.
This is her first novel. Everyone deserves a second chance.
I thought Dina Pearlman's narration was the one redeeming quality of the book. She has great voice talent and I enjoy her different character voices.
I would not cut ant of the characters. I just wanted more insight to the characters.
The relationship between the characters. I feel I learned a little bit about nigerian life, however, I wish there had been more details about the background of the war over oil.
It seemed to end prematurely. Not enough closure on some of the issues. The story has a lot of description and metaphors but not enough plot or background of the characters.
She did a very good job.
It made feel fortunate to live without the fears and troubles of those in this world who are deprived of most things we take for granted.
It was a great audio book. If I were the type to read a book twice, I guess I would listen to this again.
My favorite character was Alice, however all the main characters had damaged souls and sparked interest. I liked Franny, the "grandmother" and Elizabeth was complex and interesting.
There were many great scenes. I would say my favorite was when Alice went to console Elizabeth. Elizabeth was going nuts and Alice pulled her back into focus.
I related to it but it was mostly entertaining.
The narrator, Michael Beck! He nails every dialect and character. Excellently done!
As with most of Grisham's stories, there is the underlying minority/underdog who is usually the victim and doesn't stand a chance. I enjoyed how the story played out. It keeps you going until the end.
The scene where the jury is hearing Hansel Hubert's story.
Not really. Being a fan of John Grisham, I am finding his stories somewhat predictable. It is also a long story.
I found the story so intriguing. Jodi Picoult's books always give different points of view. Her books bring out so many emotions. Hearing the story from the point of view of a holocaust victim was difficult at times. Her stories always have great twists and any fan of her's will not be disappointed.
Any of Jodi Picoult's books. I also can compare it to "Sarah's Key", which is another wonderful story.
I was really moved by Sage's Grandmother's story. There were so many emotions. I even laughed when she helped her sick friend, Daria, by pulling out her tooth and made an ironic joke.
I think there was a lot of wisdom with the whole "forgiveness theme".
I would listen again. It was both humorous and tragic. As an Irish catholic, I could relate to some of the story. I would enjoy hearing Frank McCourt's narrate and tell about his experiences growing up.
I really can't compare this book to any other I have read.
I enjoyed Frank McCourt's character the most. This is most likely because the book is told from his point of view. His father is also an interesting, tormented character who struggles with alcoholism.
The tragic moments when children died were very moving and heart-wrenching. However, I was very humored by McCourt's description of catholic catechism and how odd some of it's teachings are from a child's point of view.
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