The beauty of this book is in the writing. Boy can Gail Caldwell write. It's such a tribute to her friendship with Caroline as well as her dogs. It's also a lesson on how we all handle pain and loss. Bring out the Kleenex but it's worth it!
This is a wonderful audio book. If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would. No, it's not War and Peace but if you just need a good, mindless and funny read, try this book.
The story itself is a bit predictable but it also has twists and turns that kept me glued to it. I did more gardening listening to this book than many previous books!! My yard was thankful anyway.
Loved the narration. If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would, but then I already stated that I guess!!. Characters really came alive. Tanzie's voice was perfect!!
It just made me want to recommend it to all of my friends. My husband even asked what I was listening to as I had it all the time.
Thanks for this one!! Audible is the best.
This reader is superb....he really captures this story so I think a listen to this book is the best.
I, of course liked the matriarch of the herd, Nana. She was amazing.
I have not but will definitely check him out
There are numerous times in the novel I was moved......primarily when the author relates to the animals and shares his insights into their actions and their emotions.
I did read online that if you are an animal lover, you can read this book without being an emotional wreck! That was good advice and was the main reason I bought this book. Yes it is touching in places but so is life. It's very beautifully written......for people as well as for animals!
I have enjoyed other books by Lisa See and would try another but not narrated by Jodi Long. Perhaps her next novel I will read instead. I read Snowflower and loved it. So perhaps this author's voice speaks better to me through reading it.
No, I loved the idea of this novel taking place in San Francisco and the whole idea of Asian performers of the time. It was just the dialogue and the narrator that did me in.
I found the narrators efforts to make each voice different very confusing and put on. The dialogue in this book is not stellar but with a narrator embellishing it even more, I think it made it worse.
Not sure what scenes I would cut, although the novel moved so slowly most of the way through, it was an effort to finish it. But, who can stand to waste a credit!!
From the heart.
I turned to this audio production as it was on my IPod and I had neglected to download the second part of my book. I was bummed not to have a book but after one story, I was hooked. One moment? They were all thought provoking and beautiful.
I liked his great speaking voice.
It made me cry actually. Very moving indeed.
Thank you for this special Christmas present Audible!!
Deborah Messing does a superb job of narrating this book. It's very well read.
I loved how this author really connected me with Anthony. I feel I understand this terrible disease a bit more now.
She read them all wonderfully.
I loved the ending. It was incredibly powerful
This is a very moving story and a great listen, especially if you work with kids in any way or have a chlld with special needs.
This is a beautiful little book about love and life. A little gem.
I loved her voice as the main character.
I would recommend this audio book as the reader is great and the story line really keeps your attention. It's a very interesting discussion that centers around who a person can trust.
I enjoyed the pace of the story plus the reader. She did a great job.
I would take Dr. Nash to dinner. This is a fascinating premise and based on a true condition I think. How would one cope I wonder?
A fascinating read.
Since I have read many of Conroy's books, this gave me insight into his writings.
He brings his own voice.....always a plus from any author.
No, I could easily put it down but wanted to go back to it.
If you have read and enjoyed Conroy's book, this book will interest you. It gives background to his characters, his life and the people who have influenced him. He also mentions many books that have influenced his writings. A great book club selection!
A great sequel to Shanghai Girls. Took a while to really get into this one and had problems with the narrator at first. But the second half of the novel really took off and the narrator's voice seemed more appropriate. Ended up exercising more than I intended just to get back to it! I also learned a lot about the reform movement in China. Well done all around.
I only really appreciated this book after I fnished listening to it. For the first half of the book, I kept thinking.....is there a book in here? The second part gets more interesting until finally at the end you relalize the importance of the author's work and the purspose in writing the book.
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