The multiple narrators take away from the story. Almost stopped listening several times. Experienced sever vicarious embarrassment several times.
The narrator of "Sarah" has a terrible raspy, just smoked a pack of cigarettes, voice. All of the narrators overlay their own baby voices or male/female voices when narrating. The listener can hear studio sounds. This was the worst.
I have been waiting to hear Amanda's story. I couldn't listen to the media coverage because it was so obviously twisted.
Amanda, of course. Anyone who has gone to a foreign country alone as a young person can easily see how this very situation could have unfolded. It is a cautionary tale that I will remember when my own children are ready to study abroad.
The raw emotion of it all is brought to life through Amanda's telling of the story.
Amanda's obvious development into a serious and solemn woman in prison is both extraordinary and sad. She was entitled to live a few more years in that frivolous bubble before the real world stepped in. I don't know if my children will even know who Amanda Knox is when they get ready to study abroad themselves, but after listening to this book, I will bet that they will say, "Oh yes, Amanda Knox-- she's that writer."
Perhaps, only because the author himself is narrating and it's his story.
Andre (III), of course. I loved following him along in his journey. I would like to hear from his youngest sister some day. I wonder if she saw things differently?
Both. What a triumph over terrible circumstances. This story is fascinating. I thought that it was going to be about boxing and I wasn't thrilled about that. Thank goodness I was wrong.
Not necessarily (I have both) simply because I love the photos in the book. But, it was so wonderful to take this book on a walk every morning. My advice--get both--it's THAT good.
Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs or McCullough's Truman. All of these books provide an excellent glimpse into something unknown. So beautifully descriptive and truly captivating. A magnificent introduction to several characters and revelation of what makes them tick.
The lung under the hat...
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