This book was a bit of a challenge to listen to because the ideas presented were so thought-provoking that had I been reading it, I would have re-read sections numerous times. It is a good length for the kind of book it is and well worth the time.
This story sheds light on the thought process of someone with ADHD. It was enjoyable and well read.
I really enjoyed this book! It is very well read, and it reveals a glimpse of the racial discrimination isn't so far in the past. I didn't live through that period, but many in the generation before me did, and the author described it so well that it helped me to better understand the racial tension that still exists in our country today.
I loved the way this story was tied together! It is the story of an ancient book and all the people who have preserved it. It is a story of religion and art. It is also a kind of mystery as the main character investigates and uncovers the secrets that the book contains.
This non-fiction story is an amazing account of philanthropy. Although I did not particulary care for the reader, the story made it completely worthwhile. It is heart wrenching to think about the desperation some people in our world have for the opportunity to receive an education, especially when comparing that desperation to the nonchalance - or even at times disdain - with which many American children approach their education. As with most non-fiction, the story moved a little slow, but it touched my heart in a way that fiction cannot, and I would highly reccommend it.
The whole Narnia series was great, but this was the only book in it that I listened to . I loved the fact that Patrick Stewart narrated it. It was shorter than I expected. The ending was perfect - though bittersweet, and it was appropriate for the allegory.
This book was enjoyable to listen to and provided insight about the thought process of someone challenged by mental problems (some kind of autism). It was interesting and a good length, and it wrapped up the story very nicely. I listened to it with my 13 year old son, and while mostly beneficial for him to hear, there were several parts with very harsh language.
This was a great story. It was pleasant to listen to, moved forward, connected its various parts, and had interesting characters and different settings. It had just enough tidbits of history to appease my interest without being dry. The ending was satisfying.
Este libro provee la historia de una familia dominicana que emigra a los EEUU y el afecto que tiene en sus cuatro hijas. Hay cuentos del punto de vista de las cuatro en épocas diferentes de sus vidas. Empieza con los años más recientes y sigue hacia el pasado. Aunque me gustaron los cuentos cortitos, no me gustó la presentación con el tiempo al revés. Tampoco me gustó la falta de cierre de los problemas de la familia. Entiendo que uno de los temas es la división entre las dos culturas, pero me gustan más los libros que tienen resolución a sus problemas.
Overall, I enjoyed this story, but it dragged in parts. I liked the descriptions of ancient Rome and Roman life, and I liked the perspective from which it was narrated.
The story wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either. It didn't seem to move in any particular direction, and there wasn't enough excitement or surprise or insight revealed.
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