A different style of writing - see comment below.
The 100 year old man who climbed out the window...
His accent and voice variation for different characters.
I purchased this book because I watched the movie and enjoyed it. The overall concept of the story is good but I did not like how it was written. The main character told the story with a one-sided conversation with a tourist at a café in Lahore, Pakistan. I felt the technique of narrating a one-sided conversation ("would you like some tea? you would? i'll order it for you.) distracting. I also felt like it was a lazy way to write a book. And as I was debating whether or not to continue listening, the story ended. Just a like that.
In this case, the movie was better than the book.
Racism, love, hate, loss, jealousy, wanderlust, the desire for more, the time to move on, the black experience, the harlem renaissance ... all told through the life of Easter. Well written, well developed, and excellent narration by Alfre Woodard. It was hard to listen to at times but so worth it in the end.
I stumbled across this book and I'm so glad I listened. I enjoyed all aspects - the unfolding of the story, the relationship of the 2 brothers, their father's calm steadiness. The narrator did an excellent job in bringing out the characters. I even looked him up on audible to check out other books he narrated. I highly recommend this book.
What I like best is my memory of reading this book in high school. What I liked least? Jake G.'s reading. Mon.o.tone. Geeze louise, put some pep into it.
Probably not. Not having much luck in revisiting the classics.
He read in a boring monotone. I'm not quite sure why he felt like he had to read it like he did. Not much energy.
I stopped listening.
I would recommend another of Molly's books. Not so much this one. I felt like it to started to become predictable and drag on.
Not the best.
she did a terrible job with the main male character. I heard Wisconsin, Brooklyn and even Russia in the accent. She couldn't quite seem to find the character's voice.
Sure, I fast forwarded it to finish it.
for easy, light listening, yes. Always a good laugh...
I have listened to several of Molly Harper's and enjoyed them all.
She does a great job bringing the characters to life.
This story was engaging and fun right from the start. I looked forward to listening to find out what would happen next.
Mr. Crossley did an excellent job as a story teller. Monotone reader he was not. I believe he embodied in the story telling what the author was trying to convey.
I wasn't necessarily compelled to listen in one sitting but I did sit in the parking garage at work listening for a bit before heading into my office.
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