I read with interest a review of this book just being released and the story sounded very familiar. Here it is in my library from 2012. Why would a book be rereleased? Is this done often with a new narrator?
I enjoyed the book although it was shorter than I usually like. Glad to know there are two more books in the series.
The east side is teeming with joys and tragedies which we enter into through the lives of young midwives. Excellent writing and narration. Leaves you wanting more which can be had in the next two books.
I enjoyed most of the book until getting close to the end . The writer seemed to rush through just to finish will some truly unbelievable occurances. It did leave open the possibility of a sequel- perhaps the writer could redeem herself.
This was a hard story to listen to. I do not know history very well and this is a story of the people of Cambodia and what they endured under Kymur Rouge. It is important to know these events. The narrator has you believing s he is the young girl, the prose is poetic at times, almost lyrical, and has you moving through a range of emotions as we care for the characters. It is stunning in all ways.
I found this book when I looked into who the authour was of his new book: The Clifton Chronicles. Kane and Abel has an intriguing plot, likeable characters with an unknown future..all this kept me waiting for my next day at work so I could listen again on the commute. The ending was appropriate, but still somehow disappointing...or was I just sorry the story ended.I will now look for more Jeffrey Archer books. I don't know why I took so long to find him.
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