Raw, simple truth
The in-depth look into each character, showing both good and bad in a nonjudgemental way. The description of the town. The way the story unfolds, it takes it's time, but wastes no words.
Yes a wonderful reader. I loved the Maine accent and the way she emphasized certain words and phrases.
At certain times the harshness of the dialogue between the siblings was moving, but in a shocking way. The in-comprehensiveness that Bob had when given the news from Jim.
One of the most engaging and visually stimulating books I have listened to.
Child in crib with the piano playing downstairs.
a fierceness in the voice of some of the characters that would be hard to imagine.
It was hard to stop, but very long and not a book to listen to in one sitting. It did however make me want to take long walks so I could listen to it.
Possibly if it were 1/2 the length.
Going on and on about a subject matter I wasn't interested in. The plot or facts were so few and the minutia was abundant. I found myself not listening to it, it was like back-round noise. The plot was way too slow and so many characters, it was confusing b/c it wasn't interesting.
I'm sure it is fascinating for history buffs. I know my brother loved the book. I am interested in Japan and that time, 1800's, I am interested in.
I think I will stop buying history novels.
The Amazon is so foreign and amazing to read about.
I loved the description of the camp where they stayed. I loved the idea of eating the bark and keeping fertile. It made the book more than just scientists in the Amazon, it added a wonder to the story.
I would definitely try another Hilary Mantel book. I think she is a talented author. This book would be a good reading book, where where the words would get processed. I struggled to keep up with this story because I was constantly trying to figure out who was talking, what was said and where and when was the narration taking place.
I felt like I needed to know the story and characters well in order to truly appreciate this story. I watched "The Tudors" so I had some knowledge of the history, but I was still lost.
OK, but a difficult book to read because there are so many characters. It was difficult to tell who was talking. And the narration was fast so by the time I might have figured out who was talking, I had missed the essence of what they had said.
disappointment because I like period literature, but this seemed like a bunch of jumble.
I think the book needed more action. It went on and on about one theme. It brought in Lincoln's life but every part of his life was the same theme of righteousness. it's hard to think what would have made it better. I just didn't like it.
yes, I will not be listening/reading Seth's first book, Jane Austin and the Zombies, or whatever the tittle is.
Yes he was fine.
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