This book painted a moving picture of life in Charleston just before the Civil War. I feel upset that this is a part of history that is glossed over in school and that I never heard of Sara and her sister who are real American Heroes.
This book dealt with a number of issues. It is the story of how a son and his mother deal with her terminal illness in a very loving, gentle, and respectful way. It is a story about the power of stories and books. And it is a story about a woman who chose to use the money and influence she had to make the world a better place, while keep a strong focus on her family who had great love and respect for her. It's a lovely and thoughtful book.
Yes, Jacobs is a very entertaining writer and his reading is just terrific. The information is good, because he is able to access people who are experts in the field that he is talking about.
There were many wonderful chapters, but the chapter on germs was one of my favorites.
Lost in Shangri-La is one of best audiobooks I've listened to.
Mitchell Zuckoff did a beautiful job of getting us to know the characters. He let us know where they came from and what kind of people they were before the crash. Then he painted a picture of the strength and bravery of the survivors, as well as a very human description of the natives and rescuers.
Havent' heard others.
There were many powerful moments, but the compassion of the medics as they dressed the horrendous wounds of the survivors was particularly moving.
This book helps us realize what the human spirit is capable of.
Hiassen doesn't pretend to be serious literature and should be listened to for the sheer fun of it. He creates outrageous characters; however, you may recognize glimmers of people you may have met. He also creates exaggerated situations, which unfortunately have some basis in fact. Ed Asner is the perfect reader for the mileu that Hiassen's created. This book, as many of his books, has an enviromental message, but unlike most of his other books is a great one for teens and pre-teens as well.
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