This was such a great listen...it started a bit slow for me...but I was soon taken in by Ira. And then Ruth, and then their relationship. I LOVED this story. It brought out emotions in me that were different than other books...I think its because of the relationships....what a great turn of events... the narration of Ira and Ruths voices were so convincing to me. I loved how they were projected....it could be a very good movie.....
I highly recommend this book to others....
First I need to say that I truly enjoyed this story.....Fried Green Tomatoes was one of my all time favorites...Ive watched the movie over and over. The thing I could not get used to thru this entire story was the narration. FF voice/tone is excellent....but I just could not get used to her style of narration. She is an excellent reader- but her annunciation of every single syllable was very distracting for me.....which is I gave performance & overall a 3 star. If one were listening to her recite- or deliver a speech- this would have been excellent....the perfect place for FF style of reading.....it just didn't do it for me in this book. I loved the story and the characters....I burst out laughing many times as it was truly FF humor. I kept continually picturing the characters in my mind to help get thru the "recital" type reading.....I loved the twists that were in the story...it was really a nice story....Id like to see it become a movie....produced and written by the right people.
The bottom line is this: I do recommend this book. It is a really good story. It is my personal taste only in terms of the narration. If you like FF stories and the human and genuine character that she puts into her stories...you will enjoy this book.
This was such a great book. I really enjoyed the story line , the detail and what twists and turns it took....! I considered a 4 for performance as the character voices sometimes sounded the same....but I felt that on the other hand the performance in other ways balanced it out...I just thought this was such a very very good book. The characters really came to life as the book went on and I was very engaged with each....Lucien was a character and I kept trying to envision who would play him if this were a movie....? who would be Leddy...? I hated for the book to end... I highly recommend it to everyone....
I enjoyed this book so much....what a fantastic job the narrators did...I just cant say enough about this book...I laughed out loud so many times while driving down the road.....such a good story....well performed....and it needs to be a movie....Ill listen to this again for sure.....
This story did not disappoint me. It was great.....I thought it started a bit slow....but it wasn't long before I didn't want to stop listening....! The character voices though at times became confusing as to who you were listening to which is why I gave it 4 stars ....but it didn't take much to figure out who was who....this story needs to be a movie ! Highly recommended listening/reading!
This was a really good book. I did not want to stop listening to it the entire time. It kept me engaged with its characters and story.
Without giving anything away, I just want to say that the story line had me going the whole time.....It was highly recommended by other Audible listeners and once again I was not disappointed. I do have to say that at times I did chuckle at the Bostonian "accent"....but the narrator did a great job....switching back and forth between characters was almost flawless...I would/will listen to him again....in as much as the accent was weak @ times, his narration was very articulate and he was so easy to listen to.
I highly recommend this book like the other listeners.....its an excellent story line.
The story line was exceptional.....very believable.
The Help. Water For Elephants. Unbroken. These are all exceptional stories.....very engaging....and although Unbroken is non-fiction, the others could very well be the same. They were told in a way that was very engaging and believable.......I couldn't stop listening to every chapter.....
Engagement. Pure and simple.
I got this book based on reviews and once again...I was not disappointed....thank you!
Yes- I think I would.....the story has lots of twists and turns, and sometimes the narration made it easy for me to lose track of what was going on...I was always able to get it back....but the story itself was very good- in spite of that. I thought the author did a great job of pulling all the pieces together....and created an intriguing tale.
I think for me one was the method in which Amanda taught Ruth to swim....I thought it was very mean.....
I felt sorry for Amanda when Clement fessed up.....and of course the ending.
There were a few chapters where the chapter ended very abrubtly and moved to the next...leavng you wondering if it was completed...it was very annoying. I went back with the first two times to be sure and it was just the way the audio was. One thing worth noting also is the way the book is written- and therefore narrated. You can get confused easliy by the first person, third person interchanges...as well as the exchanging back and forth of the characters nicknames.....if you dont realize it at first, you can think there are more characters than there acutally are......as an audiobook it isnt as easy to go back and re-read to figure it all out.Its a good story, I certainly recommend it....
I loved this book from the get go...the narrator did a great job....very engaging. Thru the narrators reading skills it was so easy to identify with the characters....and understand the morbid consequences of such a sad time in our history.
I like that the human/emotional/moral side of the soldiers fighting the war was communicated so much thru out the book. The author captured that so well in his book and the narrator did an excellent job of getting that across.
They all were excellent...a very small minor thing- but, I did at certain times, later in the book, feel that the southern drawl of Lee was almost too much...too pronounced/drawn out....but that is just my perception...Stephen Hoye did a great job overall with all of the characters.
I am very much an outdoors person and listening to this book reminded me of what I appreciate about the outdoors. I was glad & appreciative to read in the reviews that readers warned about the section of where the horse is put down...I totally skipped over this whole part as I cant stand to hear, read, or see anything of that nature. Thought the author did a great job of describing the untangling of her wrath of emotions that drove her to make such inapropriate decisions in her life. I also thought the book was able to stand very well on its own without the author introducing the coarse language and various sexual portions.....they could have just as easily been communicated very well without it coming across as crude. She is an excellent author and really didnt need to go that route.At first I struggled with the narrator.....she sounded much older than the hiker ( C.S. ) and it made it hard for me at first to get into the story and feel it was authentic....but eventually it won me over and I could get past it. I know a lot of people gave the narrator excellent recommendations, but that is how it struck me.I give C.S. a ton of credit for gong against all odds, sticking it out, staying positive and getting it together and then putting it in a well written book.....that is one tough hike as is the AT on the east coast.....I would recommend this book to anyone- and will.
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