Sissy Spacek reading her own words about her life with her warm Texas accent, enthusiasm, and delight is an experience not to be missed.
I was taken into her past, felt at home in the town where she grew up, and adventured with her when she went to New York. It was as though she took my hand and showed me the years and events of her life. What I found extraordinary was her sunny and cheerful attitude about everything that happened. And to my astonishment, when I came to the end of the story, I realized she had not said a single mean thing, not a catty comment, not a disparaging word of anyone. What remarkable generosity of spirit! I loved being in her world because even when sorrow struck, there was no pity, just heartache and grit, moving on but never forgetting..... nice to learn some of these lessons again...
As always, Davina Porter is outstanding! Her Scottish voices take me right to Edinburgh! And the charm of Isabel Dalhousie is without question! I so want to sit at her kitchen table, listening to her chat with Grace!
As always with the Ladies #1 Detective Agency, I am charmed and beguiled by the life. I love hearing about the traditional ways of Botswana. I also appreciate the reflections on humanity and on life the author shares. A book to make you smile!
As always, these books give me such a different perspective that I am drawn to re-think what seems normal! I love the narrator's ability to inject each voice with such individuality! It is as though I can see that person as well as hear!! These are stories to cherish....
Charming characters, gently mysterious, and full of wonderful perceptions about humans and how we think. Wisdom centered in the heart.
I love it!
A quiet and thoroughly delightful excursion into the lives of a group of people living in Corduroy Mansions, which has been broken up into flats. The odd occurrences and everyday ups and downs of the inhabitants and their acquaintances are almost like a British "Rear Window" with glimpses into everyone's life. No murders, of course, unless you count a most beautiful pair of shoes.....! A regular treat, this book is!
What a delight this story is! Although I read it years ago, it is as fresh a tale as any could wish for, and the narration is perfection!
It is impossible to name a favorite character, although Hazel and Fiver do, of course, take center stage...but Cosham's narration lends a deeper empathy with Bigwig that is especially moving.
Highly recommended for those who've never heard the story before and those who read it years ago....applicable and timely today.
Not only is the story interesting, but the pace is an unusual combination of casual, as though meandering down a pathway, and that suspenseful curiosity that pulls you forward. The rich and lovely voice and accent capture you, taking you directly to Botswana...! Charming!!
Although the first section of this novel was predictable, and I began to think it would be a long slog to finish, the plot suddenly took a twist I hadn't expected and wow! Suspenseful and gripping to the end, and REPLAY ends up being a novel well worth reading.
I am utterly charmed by the pace of this book....there is enough suspense, enough intrigue but at a slower pace where one might have time for a cup of bush tea before the next case comes through the door!
The setting is almost a character, and the characters make this book!!
There is something gentle about the accent...it has a lilt to it that evokes Botswana to me.
I look forward to reading the entire series!!
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