I listened to The Country Girls and enjoyed Edna's descriptions of growing up in rural Ireland because my mother grew up much the same way and it was as if my mother was telling the story. The story is told by the author and her accent is much like my mother's as well. What was frustrating with the first book is that it had no end and left the reader wanting to know what happened to the two young girls in Dublin. I was delighted to see a sequel to the first book and downloaded it immediately only to find it has ended the same way...poor Cait is once again left wondering and sad. My guess is that the publisher took one long book and divided it into three (let's hope it is just three!) books. Enough now, give us an ending!
I've been a member of Audible for many years and have over a hundred books in my library. In all of that time I have never listened to a book that was this irritating and pointless. I've given it several hours and am just plain done trying to let it live up to the first two BJ books!
I feel sorry for the narrator. What she could have done better would have been to turn the job down!
That I can use my guarantee and get my points back!
I have so many titles in my library and perhaps I should go back and begin to listen to them all again. Would this be on the top of my begin again list? Well no, it isn't "The Pillars Of The Earth", but I truly enjoyed the many layers of this book.
When the dog was telling his part of the story.
Each time Einstein the dog had to "reevaluate" his thinking in order to "not fade away."
Being an extreme dog lover, it made me both laugh and cry. The idea that a man in a dog's body can better understand his human nature and fix his flaws is genius!
Well written and read, but completely disappointed with the ending!!!!! Obviously there is going to be another book, but the author leaves the reader completely suspended in "mid-read". The non ending is really frustrating. Don't download this book until the sequel is available!
Audible recommended this title to me and it dragged so I didn't even finish the first half of the download. Love the historical aspect, but after listening to Pillars of the Earth and World Without End AND Cathedral by the Sea, this title was boring.
Loved the book and the narration was VERY GOOD! Any woman that has raised children will relate to Mary Beth. The second half of the book is pretty sad, but it makes you appreciate your kids for all of their faults as well as their perfections!
The only reason I finished this "read" is that I had spent credits for it. The story drags on with too much detail and then ends abruptly.
Enjoyed every minute of this richly written book. Each character is unique and so well developed. The narration is excellent!
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