I only recommend this if you're a fan of Zadie Smith. The narration is excellent, but like many of her books her characters are the main focus rather than an entralling plot.
A fascinating and compelling bittersweet story of growing up poor. Great listen.
I found the narration to be monotone and stilted so I could not get past the first thirty minutes. But even with those minutes, I wasn't convinced that I should care about this fmaily.
If you've read his other works, you will see how repetitive he is when discussing his life lessons. I didn't find the material to be fresh. Also his narration is stilted.
It took me awhile to get into it, but eventually the story drew me in. The author does a great job of illustrating Muslim life in Ethiopia in the 1970s and how the political upheaval changed the country forever. Good history lesson for those in the western world.
I could not even get through the first twenty minutes. The narrator does a bad job of representing the character's voices and she is annoying to listen to.
The entire time I listened to this, the characters drove me nuts with their constant complaining. Her other books are better.
I love Sophie Kinsella for her lighthearted stories. This is an amusing tale.
I was enthralled through most of the book. Definitely interesting to hear how the rich live in NY, but the ending I found to be cornball.
Overall this is an interesting book and paints a good picture of the main characters and their interaction with each other. However I did find that the ending fell flat.
I am a big fan of the Bridget Jones books, but this one pales in comparision. The entire story is absurd.
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