One of the best stories ever. Took me awhile to get use to the voice, but once I did, I really loved it and even got her other book. What a life and very well told. Can picture everything. Would love to meet Jeannette Walls.
I found the narrator on this recording to sound sanctimonious and condescending, like "science guy" at a cocktail party doing his best to sound interesting but really droning on and on. I couldn't even finish this since it was so annoying.
I've been through this book three times now, it's a wonderful performance. Helprin's work is insightful, elevating and this - his only comedy, is also big fun. I highly recommend it.
This novel is delightful, the author is an unbounded genius. The reader was fantastic and brought the story to life. I highly recommend this novel for people who enjoy real literature.
It took a third of the book for me to get interested, but then I could not stop listening. When the Mom started telling her real story....WOW... gripping
One of the best audiobooks I have ever heard. I was captivated from the beginning. Stayed up many nights past bedtime to listen. The narrators voice was thrilling and I could picture every scene. Listen to this NOW. You will not regret. This has made me interested in finding out more about our war veterans. They are so brave and we owe our freedom to them.
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