Brooklyn, NY, United States | Member Since 2013
Could relate to the character telling the story. Could feel for her story about leaving Ireland and coming to a whole new country.
She tells the story with an Irish accent where appropriate. Made you feel you were actually hearing characters speaking in person.
The trials of coming to a whole new way of life.
Enjoyed the book until the last chapter. There should have been at least one more chapter to bring the story to a close. Left so many things up in the air - too many loose ends and not those at least I felt good about deciding for myself what she was going to do. I would have preferred a nice neat package of the story lines all tied up. You are lead to believe she is headed back to America, but does she. Does she follow through with her marriage? Does she get the promotion she worked so hard at college for? Does she live happily ever after with Tony? Even if they didn't go into details, a chapter written later in her life with a look-back on these items would tie everything up in a neat package.
Too many questions left unanswered at the end.
Yes, and this is up to her usual excellent performance.
This book reminded me why I started listening to this series.
The first two-thirds of the book moves along very slow. You keep waiting for some action, any action to start. The last third is very good but it is hard to stay with it to the end. That saved the story. Worth the read, but not the most exciting book.
A story of two people growing to realize the love they have for each other.
I would have liked to, but too long. I found I was staying up much later than I should be as I had to get up the next morning because I didn't want to stop listening. Then again I didn't want to listen so long as I knew that would make me come to the end of the book and I wanted it to keep going.
A book you don't want to ever end.
I have read a number of Chaim Potok's books. It was quite a few years ago when I was travelling the subway to work and enjoyed them very much and learned a great deal about the Jewish customs and culture.
The friendship between the boys and the growing understanding of each other's differences.
The two boy's, of course.
It was made into a movie and Robbie Benson played the main character.
This book is marked as unabridged, but I remember there being many more references to the Jewish culture and explaining the meaning of many of the symbols and why they are still in the culture today. These were missing from this audible book. I still have the hard copy of the book from years ago (I liked it that much I kept it) and will try to go back to the hard copy of the book to see if I can find some of the parts that seemed to have been left out of the audible book. It was those explanations that added so much to the story as whole. Example, I remember explanations of the symbols in Danny's apartment and a great deal of detail at his sister's wedding and explaining not only what was happening, but why and how that symbolizing came into being. It explained why they wear the curls and fringes, not just that they wear them. Those were parts I was interested in and learned about.
Title doesn't seem to have anything at all to do with this book. Didn't see the Midsummer or the Magic. Until the end of the book it is just two people being mean to each other. Not a couple that just had a hard time adjusting to a difficult set-up for a marriage, but a couple that not only didn't get along, but didn't show respect to each other until very end.
The final chapter was the best of all the chapters.
Very monotone. Detracted from the story.
More story than just bedroom scenes.
Book is listed as "unabridged" but it reads/listens as if it was abridged. There are so many places that seem to be skipped over that if there was more context it would be more interesting and draw you in more. Good bones, but needs more.
This is my first by Catherine Bybee.
Yes. I enjoyed looking in while Ree fell in love with her Marbaro Man.
It is the story of falling in love we all would like to experience firsthand.
This is hard because there are so many, but, when he asked her to marry him I think tops the list.
Here again, there were many. Every time you got to witness their growing love for each other touched me very much.
Just wonderful to see a real-life love grow in this age of disposible everything.
Enjoyed a love story based in times where showing an ankle was a no-no.
The dislike to love turn of the story.
My first listen by Veida Dehmlow.
Most extreme reaction was I didn't want to turn it off and stayed up quite a few nights when I should have been sleeping just to keep listening to the story.
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