I have had two big decisions to make about medical treatment for myself this year. I have made those decisions with the help of this book. I have great trouble actually reading self help books. I like to read to escape my own life and venture into other lives, but the information to be found here is most valuable. Doctors have so little time to spend with their patients these days and most are not as skilled as these two. Thank you, doctors Groopman and Hartzband. The readers have done an excellent job as well.
I didn't really like any of the characters other than the Book Thief herself.
the constant swearing in German
the one thing I did kind of enjoy was 'Death' as the narrator
the narrator really brought the characters to life
Karen Bryson turns the story into what feels like a live performance by someone who really understands and cares about each character. Her spoken use of the chapter numbers also adds to the story and my ability to see the words and events in their proper context.
I had a little trouble getting what was going on in the beginning as I am not familiar with all of the references to neighborhoods in London. It became clearer as we went along so think I will listen to the beginning again.
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