Right up there with the best.
Not a moment but a sequence. Thought the way he told his stories via the houses he'd lived in was clever.
When he falls in love with his wife, of course!
A journey through life into old age.
I had never heard of Paul Auster until his interview on NPR's Fresh Air. I listened to this book for a solid 6+hours because it was so good; something I've never done before— admittedly I came of age through the same time period, and am entering my own "Winter" so that held my interest. His narration is stellar; love when an author can narrate. Will definitely get another of his books; hope it's as good as this one!
I have recommended it to friends and family. Anthony Doerr is my favorite author. HIs descriptive writing is amazing, not unlike Cormac McCarthy. The story itself is a page turner as well......
When Werner travels through the heart of the war and into Saint-Malo, where his story and Marie-Laure’s converge.
I loved both Werner and Mare-Laure
I wouldn't rename it!
I didn't like anything about this book. Waste of time. Someone should go through the text and count how many times the word said was used. VERY sophomoric.
Didn't have expectations. It was great. Will now purchase and read Bel Canto. Nothing more to say except love Ann Patchett's voice; like Margaret Atwood's
I don't know; I haven't read the print version.
Loved the title essay; it parallels my experience.
Next book will be an Ann Patchett. Hope she'll narrate that one too.
My mind wanders, just like the story.
Once in awhile there was something funny, like realizing I too put packing tape near my phone.
I'm about 2/3 of the way into only the FIRST part. Keep telling myself to listen just a bit more and something grand will happen, but don't know if it's worth spending 50+ hours to possibly end up disappointed even more.
I've never read the print version.
Mary (actually Meryl Streep!)
She was so believable as a mother.......
Wouldn't rename it.
I will listen to this again. Meryl Streep has the most beautifully convincing voice. I felt every pain she expressed as a mother. I wish she would read more books; I would buy them in a heartbeat.
Anna Wetherell and Emery Staines taking drugs together! The ending was sort of a shock when it happened; I didn't expect it.....not the action of the ending, just the end of the book. I didn't expect it to end when it did, thought I'd made a mistake in listening.
I don't remember. He was terrific.
Anna. She was sort of a mystery all along. Some characters I just don't remember and/or what part they played in the story.
This book grew on me. I couldn't believe it would carry it self for so long, but in the end, it did. I MISS the characters; loved the main ones in particular, and had no idea I would. We traveled in NZ two years ago so knowing the geography (we were in all the places mentioned) was very fun. Also imagining a gold rush in a country other than the U.S. was interesting; I'd never read about one elsewhere. I was surprised whoring/a whore were so casually accepted there too. Also loved that Eleanor Catton, such a YOUNG WOMAN writer, could get into the heads of men like she did; brilliant, and, also that at her age she could write as insightfully as she did. Highly recommended despite the fact I didn't like it until probably the middle. I love audiobooks for that reason, I almost always give them a good long chance.
I don't know.
I probably heard a review of this on NPR which is from where I usually choose books; expect good NPR reviews to be good books. This book could have been condensed to a short story. Ending is surprising, but the rest of the book was boring; I kept expecting something more from the characters and story than I got. Both just sort of droned on.
Cormac McCarthy's books...........darker, but every bit as well written.
I have not; he's an excellent narrator.
All of it........
Deeply disturbing to the point I've considered not finishing it. One wonders how anyone can imagine the things Donald Ray Pollock describes. His writing is almost too good. I wonder if he's written anything less unsettling.
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