So sad how 20 years of a relationship could be wasted. Secrets, unspoken words, tragedy, loneliness.
A 65 year old man embarks on a journey (pilgrimage) to see a long lost friend who is dying of cancer. On the way, he meets ordinary yet special people who inspire him and give him hope - most of the time. He thinks about the shadows of the past and how he thinks he failed his wife, son and friend. Meanwhile, his wife is going through the same feelings while left at home. Has he left her? Will he come back?
The narration was superb. The male narrator didn't try to imitate the female voices as some do (badly!). But you always knew who was speaking.
Very moving and emotional. And so well written and narrated. An absolutely wonderful story!
Told from the perspective of a volunteer at a retirement home and the retirees themselves, this book is insightful in a bittersweet and sad way. A lesson to learn from it is to be sure and tell the people you love that you do love them, and don't ignore them or take them for granted. This book tells the thoughts of older people who wish they had done things differently, but also those who had a wonderful life and are still happy.
Towards the end there is a death that I think it is unnecessary, and this one thing almost spoiled the whole book for me. But that's probably because I'm a softie and always want a happy ending.
I recommend this book, but beware that it is sad.
I absolutely LOVE this series!! I've listened to them all, and I'm devastated that there aren't any more. So thoroughly enjoyable and funny. Start with the first and enjoy your way through the rest. You won't be sorry.
Another series that fills in the time while driving or doing boring stuff at work. Really very enjoyable and entertaining, but not great literature. I rate a listen a 4 if I intend on listening to more in the series. It will never make a 5 though.
This is good enough that I've got the rest of the series in my Wishlist. I love a good literary read, but when at work or driving this is the kind of listen that suits me best. It doesn't take too much concentration but fills my otherwise boring time with enjoyment.
I hope this isn't the last of the series. Although Death seems to be to-ing and fro-ing with Casey, I don't want Death to go away!
This isn't great literature, but it is a thoroughly enjoyable read and something out of the ordinary.
A pretty good story, but oh so predictable. Lots of praying to God, some "miracles". Read if you don't want a surprise ending. But still enjoyable.
I really enjoyed this book and the premise is original. However, in my opinion, they went a little overboard with the lesbian theme. That said, I would read a sequel, if there is one, because the story is entertaining.
Once again, Kate Morton comes up with a treasure. She weaves the story from war time past to present, with all the intricate layers of love, loss, betrayal, passion, and leaves the listener wanting more. A sensitive portrayal of how people lived their lives even while a war was going on around them. There was an unexpected (as least to me) twist toward the end that surprised me by making the story even better.
Definitely worth a read or a listen! Kate Morton is an amazing author, and Caroline Lee did a lovely performance.
ENTERTAINING! Thoroughly enjoyed this book and the narrator was great! Nothing much new in the way of murder mysteries; but the tone, writing, and narration made it it's own.
Can't wait to listen to book 2 - Mad House, and then the rest!
I tried twice to listen to this book but without success. I think maybe it's more of a man's book.
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