I live right outside Washington, DC and invited King Peggy, via Facebook, to my bookclub meeting last weekend since we would be discussing her book, SHE CAME, ALONG WITH HER COAUTHOR and she is as witty and amusing as in the book! She told us more stories about her people....their innocence reminds me of those described in "The Number One Ladies Detective" novels.
The narrator did a great job with all the voices too!
...told by many narrators! You won't get bored or forget these stories anytime soon. Haunting.
I liked the basic story of 2 handicapped people finding each other, however this book had major disappointments for me:
. even though most of the book is set in Burma, there's really not much about Burma;
. the writing is often predictable;
. the 'love story' includes dumping another woman;
. a lot reads like a romance novel; and finally....
. it's way too MUSHY for me!
That said, you may like it....I have friends who adored it!
Loved the true stories and adventures in this book and learned a lot about the US and German WWII Airforces; it reminded me a bit of "Unbroken: A WWII Story...". The narrator was PERFECT too! Recommended it to all my friends :-).
Dated speakers with dated ideas who sound a lot like preachers of the old days. Too bored to finish.
Every woman should read this book! She had a lot to overcome and did it all with finesse. Many great stories about her life!
Great narration, with an accent!
Loved the story and the characters and learned a lot about Yemen too! I'm recommending this one to friends.
A sad subject presented from the teenagers point of view. I thought this was quite an engrossing story, although it stretched on a bit longer than I would have liked. The narrator was excellent and I enjoyed hearing John Green's interview at the end.
I can't finish because I can't hear half of what the narrator says! I have Australian friends and can certainly understand them, but not this guy when I'm driving in the car. What a disappointment. I'm returning asap.
When I heard about this book - and saw the size of it - I was imagining a long, dreary treatise on the cells of Henrietta Lacks! It turned out to be so much more, especially a human interest story. Sad and fascinating.
Rebecca Skloot was my favorite character because I could identify with her.
What happened to Henrietta?
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