Charmingly-written, well-narrated, a number of fascinating believable characters, a pleasure to listen to...am eager to follow this series.
Will run out of adjectives here: this was a great story, terrifically told and narrated, full of odd and uniquely British details and characters. One of those WW II stories that gives you chills...Ultimately moving.
I took this because of the great reviews and indeed it's dramatic, compelling, horrifying and well told.
I really don't understand how the author can recall with such clarity and detail all his drug and drink binges, etc. Time, places, prices, restaurants, people....Is memory not obliterated by these activities?
Should have paid attention to the other reviews:
It's a scholarly, hard to access book which they gave a pop-sounding title.
Shame, because it's an important subject, and offers some new thinking..but it's not a good listen.
And it's made worse by the narrator who speaks too fast, and sounds like she doesn't really understand the material. Otherwise she would slow down and add some emphasis and interest to what she's reading.
Stick to Gail Sheehy - and others who are not so pretentious.
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