Let me preface by saying that I have not read The Glass Castle - though I now plan to! I thought this was a fantastic look at early to mid 20th century life in the American West by a woman who was without a doubt hard as nails! I may not have always loved Lily Casey, but I certainly respected her for her grit and sheer determination. If nothing else, there is no denying the fact that she was always true to herself. I disagree with it being flat and boring - I thought Jeannette did a fantastic job of reading and capturing her grandmother's voice. I look forward to The Glass Castle and finding out how Lily's daughter's life turns out.
I enjoyed listening to this book quite a bit. I'm one of those that simply must read a book before I see a film, and since I have wanted to see the film I had to "read" the book. I think the fact that the author is narrating her own work is wonderful and adds to the audible experience. A nice, easy listen when you need a break from heavier novels.
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