I don't know how he does it, but John Waters pushes the envelope further in each chapter he writes. Without a doubt, this is the most vulgar book I've ever read, but also very humorous and honest. Waters promotes, even celebrates what mainstream America disdains, and does it with profound joy and insight.
I wish high school history was like this! In addition to being absolutely chock full of an incredible amount of historical detail, woven masterfully into a continuous narrative of fascinating, personal stories, listening to At Home has made me extremely appreciative that I am living my life in the 21st century. By far the best book I've listened to (or read) this year! Highly recommended.
I was glued to my mp3 player throughout this entire book! The characters are so realistic, I feel like I know each one personnally. And the story is highly believable. The best fiction book I've read in years!
Although I've known the story of "A Christmas Carol" since I was a child, my knowledge of it came mostly from Mr Magoo and Disney; I had never actually read the book until now. This audio reading was a special treat: The story itself is excellent in all its descriptive detail, and Tim Curry does an outstanding job as the reader. There were many times I had to remind myself that all the characters were 'played' by one actor. Highly recommend listening to this book!
Great book! My husband and I listened to this with our kids (age 10 & 12) on a recent car trip to Tahoe. Everyyone loved it! The canine perspective offers wonderful humor, yet the story is sincere and moving. We highly recommend it!
Fascinating story, well researched and tastefully written. I felt like I knew each of the characters personally. Also the narrator was superb! He 'acted' out all of the parts with ease.
What a wonderful true story! An incredible tale of how the author and her siblings learn to cope and survive a most difficult childhood created by the shortcomings, yet good intentions of their parents. My 11 year old son is listening to it now. Makes us thankful for what we have.
This was a fascinating and wonderful book! It is the number one book on my personal list of favorite audio books.
The author, herself - in her smooth, soothing voice - narrates the book. This makes it all the more personal. You feel as if you are sitting with the author somewhere in a cafe and she is telling you her life's story.
Gilbert's message is excellent: make peace with where you are, be forgiving of yourself and others, quiet your talking mind, and open yourself to the JOY which is rightfully yours. Superb!
Very good story telling. I especially enjoyed hearing about the author's early life and how he handled the many challenges he faced. Sidney Poitier reads the audio version in such a way that it sounds like he's telling you a personal story, not just reading a book that he wrote. And it's obvious he's having a great time doing it! The last chapters seem a little wordy, but overall I am happy to recommend this book. Poitier is an honest, introspective man, who is constantly learning and growing, even to this very day. Good job.
Author faces lots of hardship but is inspirational in his ability to learn from mistakes, and never give up. Particularly enjoyed hearing how he connected with his deceased mother throughout the years. It took a lot of self reflection to write this book. Very well done.
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