This book really dragged for me in the middle sections: too many details belaboring the conditions in N. Korea. I was very thankful for the iPhone's 3X speed on this one!
There aren't enough stars for this incredibly timely book. THANKFULLY this journey, as it relates to my parents, is in my rear view mirror. But as it relates to me - we Americans have work to do. I'm going to shout this book's message from the rooftops. We need to re-think our "modern medicine's" approach to the last years/months/weeks/days of our lives, and this book lays out a difficult, but important intellectual game change in how we approach dying. A thousand stars to Katy Butler, for living through her parents deaths, and for so eloquently discussing how we can change OUR experiences moving forward.
I REALLY want to like Hemingway, but there were too many "thees," "thous," and "obscenities" in this to make it enjoyable for me. I muscled through it, but was very glad to see it end.
Sorry Hemingway! I'm now "reading" The Sun Also Rises and LOVING the narration by William Hurt. Maybe all is not lost between me and Hemingway.
I'm not one for romance or time travel books, but I found Outlander a compelling read, and I'll be reading the sequels in the near future. It's light and entertaining. Davina Porter is a FABULOUS narrator! I found myself thinking with a Scottish accent after many hours of listening. :-)
I can't imagine a worse book to listen too....... Maybe it's better if read on paper, but this honestly was like listening to the reading of a family tree. The names went on and on, and it was virtually impossible to keep track of who's who.
CRAZY boring, and only the second Audible book I've ever quit listening to before finishing.
REALLY didn't like this book. So many people had recommended it that I had to read it. I know I'm not a fan of fantasy, and I should have known that I wouldn't be a fan of this book either. Note to self: Don't read fantasy - You'll hate it and feel like you completely wasted valuable time!
I liked it in a People Magazine kindof way. I'm glad it was so short - I grew weary of it about half way through. Rob Lowe is a surprisingly good story teller and narrator, but I wish I would have spent the time on something more meaty.
This book was just OK for me. The narration was excellent, but the story content left me feeling like I should have spent my time elsewhere.
Middlesex is a fabulous read, but what makes this even better is the performance of Kristoffer Tabori. He does an incredible job of differentiating all the characters, and he makes the Greek women adorable. I loved every minute of this book, and now I'm searching for other titles read by Kristoffer Tabori.
It's not every day that I say that I couldn't put a book down. But this one is that good. I learned so much about WWII and the politics of the world at that time. It was clandestine learning......... it happened while I was engrossed in a great story. Excellent read, and I just bought War and Rememberance.
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