magical, absorbing, beautiful
All of the characters were strong and memorable. All were well developed.
A book to listen to when you need a story to carry you away. A story that will make you forget everything going on in your life. Magical and beautifully read. Highly recommended.
I am really not sure. This book just did not have enough going on for me. Maybe I'm too old for it? Not sure. Perhaps it was just the pacing...perhaps better read in print, where one can pace themselves. Clearly the subject matter is something that isn't written about often and is extremely important.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly was one of the most moving and beautiful stories ever. I guess I was hoping for something as substantive and deeply moving.
Something more intricate and well written. I think I am planning on re-reading Margaret Atwood's Cats Eye.
speed it up girl! Also, her voice was too old for the character. It bothered me a lot. Even tried listening it sped up by 1.25. Worked a bit.
1/2 the book.
I seem to be the minority here. But, all I wanted to do was fast forward to the ending...
I adored the narration of this book. I realized that other readers found the accents distracting. But, I felt that it added a lot to the story. Their voices felt genuine and made this already deeply moving book even more so. To me, it was like hearing poetry read vs. reading it to oneself.
It's rare that a book comes along that digs so deeply into your heart. This was a sad, insightful, thought provoking, heart wrenching story about family, loss, aging, rebirth, human connection and human cruelty. It's the kind of book that when it's over you just want to sit and stare into space to let it all sink in.
The thing about this book is that the beauty just never let's up. Each chapter is so beautifully crafted and each character so well developed that it's impossible for me to choose a favorite.
Khaled Housseini's writing is so beautiful that sometimes the sentences themselves just carry you away. It's the kind of book that you want to replay certain paragraphs just to hear them read again, as one would a poem.
Moving, inspiring, beautiful
The book read so well. I don't usually read non-fiction, yet I couldn't put this book down. The stories are so moving and so profoundly beautiful that you will laugh and cry all the way from beginning to end. Not only did I find it entertaining, but I leaned a lot from reading these inspirational stories. Lawrence Anthony was an amazing man nd what a gift to have found his book. He was able to write about all of his adventures and accomplishments without ever sounding arrogant. If he'd not been so humble, he would never have been able to accomplish what he did with these amazing animals. That was moving in itself.
His accents were wonderful! Perfect voice and pacing throughout the book. If Lawrence Anthony could have read it himself, this is what i would imagine it would sound like.
I cried so much during many of these stories, both from joy and sadness. I also cried once I learned that Lawrence Anthony has since passed away. What an incredible man! The world is not going to be the same without him in it.
Do not walk...RUN to start reading this magnificent book. Your mind and heart will be open in a new way after reading The Elephant Whisperer.
One of the best I've listened to
She's Come Undone. By Wally Lamb and White Oleander. Also a great coming of age story when all the odds are against you. So beautiful. Moving. Takes you right in and holds you until the end.
I never understand why when women do the men's roles...they don't just deepen their voice, but they always make the men sound like loser dorks. This was well narrated, except for the fake male voice.
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