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Eileen

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  • The Shadow Girls

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Henning Mankell, Ebba Segerberg (translator)
    • Narrated By Henry Strozier, Mozhan Marno, Annie Henk, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    International best-selling author Henning Mankell' s books have sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. In The Shadow Girls, author/poet Jesper Humlin struggles under the pall of a frustrating life. Everything from his personal relationships to his professional pursuits to his finances seems to be failing miserably. Then Jesper happens across a group of young immigrant girls and their stories of hardship and perseverance transform his outlook on life.

    Eileen C. Moorefields says: "Not his best"
    "Not his best"
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    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would not recommend to a friend because there are too many other books I liked better than this one.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The main character's 87-year-old mother was a real kick. She did and said what she liked.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the main character realized what his mother did for a living.


    Did The Shadow Girls inspire you to do anything?

    It inspired me to feel guilty.


    Any additional comments?

    When I finally realized what the book was really about, I was about a third through it, and it was sure tedious getting there. The main character is no Kurt Wallander, but he eventually shines through with admirable qualities. Overall, I think Mankell was preaching to the reader. The story is exquisitely sad.

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