I really enjoyed this banter between two very funny and very smart people. Cavett does get a bit self indulgent and he tells a couple of the same stories that he told in one of his book, though they are good stories and I actually enjoyed hearing them again.
there are tow stories that go together in the end
a grate story of earth and it's people
It was a great book. After reading the Gregor series, where they live in underground colonies, I was a little sick of that concept. Still, I enjoyed Enclave (though they live in enclaves, also underground). All the characters had their own interesting back stories, which was really fun to listen to. The narrator had a very squeaky voice that got annoying.
I was really quiet surprised to read some of the reviews of this beautiful and mesmerizing book. First of all, let me say that I love it when writer’s read their own books and Barbara Kingsolver is no exception. She has a fabulous voice and I loved her characterizations and intonations. They are what the writer intended them to be.This is the story of a life. It flows from childhood to adulthood with twists and turns and interesting historical events. This is not a straight-forward story, this story requires the listener to let go and allow themselves to be guided through the journey without needing to know the end. I found it funny and sweet; sad and still wonderfully hopeful. There are wonderful characters, but I don’t want to spoil a thing. Kingsolver’s writing is lush and beautiful, full of metaphors and wonderful turns of phrases. She is a dealer in words, and she treats them as the valuable commodity that they are.
So some of this book is a bit boring and some of the science stuff lost me, but she also has a wonderful way of making certain things interesting. How do they go to the bathroom in space and what do they talk about to control. I especially enjoyed telling my 12 year old son and his friends about vomiting in space and other gross details that they loved. I found it fascinating and surprising.
This is an interesting book. Like some of the other readers here, it took me a while to get into the story. There is a lot of thoughtful descriptions of class differences and some pondering on life and philosophy. These are kind of interesting, though I often drifted...the ending did make up for it, though. I really liked the young girl and her thoughts and observations. In the end, I was very glad that I finished the book. It has stayed with me. Another book of strong, independent women with interesting opinions who think for themselves.
The story is wonderful and the writing is beautiful. The author is also a very good reader, changing her voice slightly for the different perspectives. This is a great book about strong women. This is my first Jackson book and I have already put her others on the wish list! I like a good story, but I also need good writing and interesting language and this has it all!
I really enjoyed this book. Not a lot of juicy gossip, but still very interesting and honest. I liked the stories he tells and his point of view. He also reads it quite well, it's like sitting in the living room with Rob Petrie!
It's really a lovely essay about life, marriage and growing up. What a nice gift for us! I really enjoyed her reading her own work as well. I think it's such an honor to listen to a writer read their own work, like we are all at a reading in a funky bookstore in New York City.
This is a lesson in what I should have done: Read the member reviews! This book is not horrible, though it's pretty predictable, but the religious stuff is unbearable! No where did it say that this book had a Christian message...except for the member reviews. The mystery is OK, and i listened to more than half of it before the preaching started. Then it was laid on thick and heavy and I stopped. I felt tricked by the author, and I did not appreciate that. If you have the conviction of your beliefs, then you should also be willing to stand up and say what your book is really about.
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