When I was a young child, I lived in a fishing village in the late '40's, and early '50's. There were canneries in our small village, and many of the people worked either on the boats, or in the canneries.
There was quite a community - something like that of Cannery Row.
We visited Monterey some years ago, and I enjoyed knowing that Steinbeck wrote about that area.
The Russian names can be confusing - spent a lot of time trying to figure out "who was who",but that was how Tolstoy wrote the book. Davina Porter is one of my favorite narrators, and she handled the names probably better than anyone could.
Enjoyed tackling a Tolstoy, and loved having a long book for a change!
Thoroughly enjoyed the story, and found that Susan Ericksen was a comfortable listen!
Good to hear an old story once and awhile.
I have been a great fan of Bryce Courtenay's books, (and since his death, I will dearly miss his writing) - a lot that dealt with wars and the way the characters dealt with them. However, I think that I enjoyed Laura Hillenbrand's writing more!
Her historical facts, and references to the individuals' personalities made me feel that this is a true story, and I appreciated that the story moved along without dwelling on lingering details.
I have not read Seabiscuit, but think that I might, just to hear more from Laura.
Edward Herrmann handled the narration perfectly!
I was really pleased to listen to something light and fun! The narrator did a good job of all the different characters, and the quality of her voice was good.
The story leaves us with the possibility that some of the situations could actually exist, or could happen, and makes one consider the importance of our intuitions!
The story also makes us realize the potential of the internet!
Loved the sense of family loyalty, and how they all gathered to help keep Seth in the family!
Good family fun, strong determinations, romance, sailing, "you name it", it's there!
Great narration by David Stuart.
Two young people, supportive parents, one loyal friend, a great support group, and a book! John Green shows us how it's possible to cope with devastating, eventual fatal disease.
The story kept me concerned and delighted from start to finish.
Kate Rudd did a comendable job with the narration!
Loved all of the characters, and had fun guessing who the murderer was! Good impression for the reader, of the south.
Very enjoyable listens! Again, Book #1 started with a topical subject,which I applaud her for! She did manage to move the other two books to more fun/intriquing subjects, and made the journey interesting and smooth.
Loved the way Nora worked in all the characters - including the ghost!
The stories flowed well from one to the next.
The voices of the young boys were true to kids that age - thought I was hearing my own Grandsons (3 of the same age grouping)!
Would be best to start with #1 if possible.
As usual, Nora keeps us guessing. It took a while to reveal the murderer, and she played it well to keep us guessing.
I liked the description of the Alaskan town, and most of the characters. However, I cringed every time she had the Mayor speak - Gary Littman overdid the supposed harshness of that woman's voice!
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