My grandmother enjoyed watching Liberace on TV and I have vague memories of watching him with her. This book certainly changed the perception I had of that man.
Although this historical fiction book is titled, Mrs. Poe, it is really more about Mr. Poe, and his involvement with Mrs. Osgood, another poet. Somewhat tedious at time but still an interesting look at the period.
After 12 chapters, I couldn't listen to any more of the inane conversations and details.
A story that could happen in real life in any community, school or university with the same painful results. Sad, quick read with a predictable ending.
Amazing that a person could experience what Amanda went through, in terms of confinement and torture, and then be able to narrate the book she wrote about her captivity. Many scenes were so hard for me to listen to. I kept asking myself how could she relive all of that experience by writing the book and then narrating it. Remarkable.
Not many nice people in this story and the stalker was especially creepy. Not on the top of my list for books I would recommend to friends.
This historical fiction of families living in Nova Scotia and involved with the Canadian Army during WWI, had a slow start and I was about to put it aside, but kept listening and was glad that I did. The book became better with each chapter. Although I wasn't interested in the battle descriptions, the characters were very real and believable.
The Harry Hole series by Jo Nesbo is the only series I have taken the time to listen too. A friend got me started with number six when I didn't know it was a series. After listening to number one, I've been waiting for this second in the series to come out on audio before listening to others in the series. Nesbo's development of characters and his ability to keep me guessing up to the end makes for very satisfying listening.
An interesting twist on a man searching for his biological father, with lots of other characters involved in their lives. So many detailed personalities, that I sometimes wondered what happened to the main guy. Very descriptive, easy to imagine the scenes.
After listening to the beginning of this book on audio, I bought a copy to reread at night. The prose are so beautiful, many pages more like poetry, that I needed to hear and see the words. I plan to buy multiple copies of this book and audio to give to friends.
A coming of age story for a rich New York girl. Excellent descriptions. Short and sad. Published after Truman Capote's death.
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