I would recommend this book, with qualifications. It was written quite a long time ago and much of the book takes place at a time when there was much anxiety over nuclear war. this is important to the story line. But suspending reality, the book was good. It had an interesting story line and made a statement.
I have not listened to any other Heinlein, but have read some. I enjoy the humanity he brings to his Sci Fi books; the stories could be any where about any one and they still are believable.
I really don't have a favorite scene.
No follow up is necessary, it was a complete story with a pretty final ending. That said, if he wanted to do a follow up, there was room for one.
I enjoyed the story, although it was predictable. I might listen to it again if I waited for a few months. It was not the kind of book that would become a classic.
The ending was predictable. Still, there are times I really enjoy a book like that.
NO, I have not heard her before. She did a decent job with this book.
I liked the idea of living off in a cabin with not alot of people around.
This was a wonderful story about commitment to healing and providing the best possible care under less than best circumstances. The characters are colorful and distinct and provide a picture of caring and concern for one another and the communities. When the story moves to the U.S. the contrast in care and facilities from Boston and Ethiopia are astounding. Then the contrast between the "White" hospitals and the poor hospitals in the US is equally appalling. The relationship between Marion and his twin brother Shiva is woven into the story in a compelling manner, with the shadow of their missing birth father hanging over the story line.
I enjoyed listing to Mr. Malhotra's accent as he performed the different characters. It heightened the African feel of the story. He reading was clear and concise and easy to understand, even with the acceint.
This was a book that I might have enjoyed listening to in one sitting, but it was long enough to keep me engaged for quite a while. I listen to these stories as I drive back and forth to work and make a point of not listening in between times (even if I want to!).
I enjoyed the color and character of this book and would definitely recommend it for anyone who enjoys stories about foreign countries and/or medical stories.
This is a complicated story line that was worthy of a second look. The story kept me coming back for more. A second go round would surely prIovide even more insight into the story line.
I liked Cassandra as a character, because of her devotion to her grandmother and her perseverence to discovering the truth. She also showed growth because of her challenges. Second best would have to be Eliza, she too, seemed to grow through the story and met her challenges face on. I believe it is a tie between which I would have liked best!
Caroline Lee made the story seem real. While listening to this, I did not have to think about who was speaking or remember that it was a story being read. She managed to make the story alive while she read it.
Complicated Family Ties
I liked this book so well, that I forgot we had picked it for the book club and after reading it, recommennded it back to the book club!! There were so many facets to the story that it just held me transfixed from beginning to end.
Eventually, It is a long tale and I would have to wait a year or two before I would listen to it again.
The way it slowly unfolds. You start with one image of what is happening and it gets unwrapped like the layers of an onion
The scene where obedamat goes down the emergency stairs from the highway and comes out in a different world.
Absolutely Not! This takes time and consideration.
I would listen to it again if enough time passed after the first time. It was an interesting story.
My favorite character was the daughter's boyfriend. He started out as a jerk and as you got to know him, it changed your opinion. He really was a help to the entire family without really trying to be.
No, I have not
Following the roots of family
I enjoyed this book and I intend to recommend it to my book club. Thanks for the chance to talk about it.
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