I had a hard time sticking with this book. It was all just a bunch of meaningless tidbits that didn't culminate into much. I didn't care about the characters or the story.
My daughter and I just came back from a mission trip in Uganda. I can totally relate to the author's portrayal of the Africans and love hearing about the culture from the different family member's perspectives. I loved this book and recommend it to anyone who is interested in other cultures and likes down to earth, sarcastic, funny writing.
I agree that it was hard to follow the transition from one character to another. But, it didn't ruin the story for me. I thought the narrator had a nice reading voice and I enjoyed listening. I've listened to about 100 audio books and this one has been added to my favorites list.
My favorites also include Infidel, Ladies #1 Detective Agency series, Sarah's Key, Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, Laughing Without An Accent and the sequel, Freddy and Fredericka, etc. I love these books.
I usually don't write reviews but this one was a winner. Ayaan's story is riveting and heartfelt. I was just in Africa and saw the poverty and oppression that she described. I can't imagine living or tolerating the way she was raised and admire her strength to have risen above it all. This is a must read.
This was great easy listening. Kristin is fun and interesting, spawning just enough sarcasm to keep her grounded. Her writing reminds me of Tori Spelling's books. Just fun.
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