No fluff here! The listener gets real depth in plot, history of the times, application of method of finding out why people do what they do and interesting characters. PLUS, one of the best narrators around today, George Guidall. He is terrific! A born storyteller. He blends so well into the book that you forget he is there. He is part of the story.
This book is about loneliness which is a large part of life. It takes a particular time in the two characters lives and describes how they got there and hopefully going towards a better period in their lives. I think the author did a beautiful job explaining how loneliness is an integral part of living. The book ended on a positive note. I did not find it depressing. Loved the narration.
I came across Ms. Siddons many years ago and loved her work from the the first chapter I read. I have all of her books and read them all at least twice. I grew up in Mountain Brook,Al., a suburb of Birmingham. Her voice is so familiar to me. She truly evokes the voice of the South that I connect with. I really enjoyed this book. She gave me insight into several characters. I hope she will give us another book. I know time is catching up with her and writing is a very difficult process, but I can hope!
Also, so many of her books are abridged in Audible. Wish Audible would see if any unabridged copies of these books are out there.
If you are interested in court room drama this is a must read. One of the best I have come across. And I found because of Daily Deal. It is a perfect way to try new authors. Thank you Audible!
Have read and loved everything you have written and this switch works. I loved that the girl had the genius palate.I know how rare that is. Descriptions of the spices, cheeses, and meals were wonderful. I am not one of those silly foodies, I love food, wine and conversation. And any good book about them. Thank you.
Have read this author for years but this one is the best yet, I think this is some of the most realistic information regarding the horrors that occurred in 1960's in regards to integration. I am from the south and am 73 years old so I remember. Fortunately I lived in Missouri during those years. I hope younger people learn something when reading this. IT IS All True and just the tip of the iceberg. And Mr. Iles, you better be working on next one RIGHT NOW!!!
This book has mystery, suspense, great plot, and characters that are sure to become your friends on pages (that is what I call them). Love this author.
Have been having a mediocre run of luck choosing audible books the past two months. And then I bought Galveston. Loved everything about it. This book could be used as good example of terrific writing vs mediocre. Usually find book noir boring, but not this time. Also had no idea he wrote True Detective for HBO. It is the only show I have liked this whole season (sept-feb). This guy is fantastic!!! I checked to see what other books the narrator, Mr Kramer has done and could only find two and they were in a genre I don't like. He is memorizing.
I bought this book because it showed up on Daily Deal. I have looked at its description many times in the past, but it didn't give me a clue as to what it is really about. One of the best books I have read in last 10 yes. Philosophy has never been presented in a more palative form!
I am from the deep south and our home had several black employees. I came to truly love or understand that they were just like me under the skin: a person. This book gives you a real feeling of how the slaves and owners lived. Beautifully written but right in your face. No sugar-coating. And I would like to remind you that it all came down to money, free labor.
Zelda and Scott lived.in a society newly created - the Jazz Age. It is hard for us now to understand how fast and furious the Victorian Age dissolved and its mores were shoved aside. They knew everyone in the literary world worth knowing and we get to have a glimpse of them. In addition, this is the story of a marriage, and some interesting facts about concepts of mental health at thar time. I would like to add that I thought the narrator was outstanding. Will look for her reading other books.
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