This book had me intrigued from the very beginning. It was very hard to stop listening to it because I wanted to find out what would happen next. At the same time, you don't want it to end because it is such a great narration, a rare gift of story telling. It should be required reading for high school students learning about WWII. I feel as if everything I ever knew about WWII was superficial compared to the story in this book. You will want to know what happened to all the characters in the book, and it is as if you are living it now. My understanding of the war and a period of time in history has been enriched by this book. It is gripping, heartwarming, horrifying, stressful, and wonderful all at once. It is the best book I have read in years.
With multiple narrators this book is a great buy. You may have seen the movie, but you will love the book. I resisted getting the book, but after learning of the multiple narrators I gave in and I was thoroughly and pleasantly surprised. The picture painted by the narrators is almost as good as a movie, but better because your imagination is so much richer! A well spent credit, even though I seldom get nonfiction the topic is so rich it is not just any story. It may seem like an exaggeration, but this book deserves all the five stars!
Great, fun read, and informative read. This book provides insight into a bit of colonialism, Africa, and relations among peoples and families. More importantly it provides a great insight into what life was like during Colonial times in Rhodesia or Kenya. Fuller writes about her family, their dreams, their lives, and their faults with frankness and love. I bought this book during one of their sales and I was not disappointed. Though I did not read her first book "Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight" I was able to thoroughly enjoy this book. If you thought your childhood was tough, or your family was eccentric read this book and you will realize that maybe your life was relatively normal. The performance is not 5 stars because the narrator's voice, or accent takes a little getting used to.
Enjoyable book, perhaps not as enjoyable but because I am unfamiliar with many of the people Philbin speaks about. Not as extensive as other bios, but entertaining nonetheless. Positive outlook of Philbin makes this an inspirational read that will leave you happy and uplifted.
Great narration made it worth the wait for the audio book. Stephen King is a master story teller in case you didn't already know, and this book is no exception. King does not disappoint, with a plot rich with characters and stories that will keep you guessing to the last minute. This book is a bargain for the hours of pleasure it will bring. Do not start this book unless you are willing to lose sleep and spend every spare moment listening to it. The story will grip you from the beginning and you will root for the protagonists as if they were real people and wonder about the hope, and hopelessness of humanity should the apocalypse really come. The only reason this is not a 5 for story is because of Trashcan Man who I wish King's editor had taken a black marker to and heavily edited him out. Otherwise outstanding. You will not regret this buy.
It's a great read of a strong, inspirational woman who tells it like it is. Fey shares bits of her life that are are easy to relate to. Fey talks about work, life, family, breaking barriers, and dealing with those that do not believe women are as capable as men. I'd give it a 4.5 if I could, only because a 5 is a book you can't get out of your mind, and this one while great fun is not one that changed my life.
I love the topic, and it is fascinating, but perhaps due to the narrator I found myself not as excited about it as I thought I would be. I had to listen to other stuff in between and it felt a bit like a chore. It is not like other books I have listened to that I just can't put down. I'd check it out from the library first and see if it interests you before committing to buying it.
If you love Dick Van Dyke you will love this book. I only wish it were longer. It is narrated by Dick Van Dyke himself so in that sense it is better than the paper version. Although I do wish I had the paper version with the photos...
Incredibly touching, wonderfully written, beautiful imagery. I loved this book. I had a little bit of a hard time for the first few sentences to get used to the poetic language. But once you listen to Patti's voice and see what she saw... It is a beautiful book, and I really want to share the audio version with others. I could not have loved this book as much without this narration.
An amazing "read", wonderful story telling, you will not want it to end. I now have more respect and appreciation for this self described pretty boy. Wonderfully narrated by Rob Lowe himself this is a steal!
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