I really loved Carol Burnett when I was growing up, My family watched her TV show together each week. Listening to her many stories about the cast, her family, and her personal life was a great listen. This is best for those who already know and appreciate Carol.
I would recommend this a friend. The story is another incredible tale of WWII, one with which I was not familiar. I wish the writer created more story and less telling about the story.
Yes, I would try another book, but I didn't think his approach to writing this book did the story justice. Without the amazing story to build on, I wouldn't have enjoyed listening as much. It got a bit long.
Good reading, no complaints.
I enjoy discovering new stories from this time period, It is quite amazing just how many interesting events happened to "ordinary" people. Reading stories about WWII from different perspectives, county locations, and different people's jobs or involvement helps round out my overall understanding and appreciation of how much was happening concurrently in so many different places and to so many different people.
My recommendation to a friend will depend on who the friend is. The story lacked a certain depth and at times it slipped into "romance novel" mode by adding too much detail for me. It didn't fit with the rest of the book's style. Lots of violence. Interesting to have it take place within 30 minutes of where I live. I bought the book after hearing a review on an NPR program (Colorado Matters). Liked the idea of reading a Colorado author. I wanted to finish the book but was getting a bit tired of the sameness of the story throughout.
Not a "happy, everything worked out great" ending but not unsatisfying either. It fit with the rest of the story.
His voice helped identify the characters.
Get your guns ready...
This book deals with a future that seems more possible than a lot of futuristic books. Incorporating a flu pandemic, water issues, global warming, etc. hit on topics that may actually catch up with us one day.
This book started out with some promise but fairly quickly became what I would term a romance novel. I didn't make it past part 1. Skip this book and find something with better writing and a better story line.
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