Thich Nhat Hanh is a very gifted teacher of the subtle points of self inquiry. So, this story could be viewed as a guided meditation. It allows you to look at the theory that the river of thought, and emotion that is your life is just that, it passes, as a river would pass a certain point on a shoreline.
I agree with other reviewers, don't pass this one by due to its Young Adult status. It is so very good, it will make you cry, it will perhaps make you realize that life is unfair. Things happen to people, because, they just happen. As my dear GP says, " sometimes life just hands you a land mine'" you didn't deserve it, it just happens. No good or bad, just is. That does not aleviate the suffering however, the desire for a meaningful life, the desire we have for meaning. Read it, experience it,
Kate Rudd does a marvelous job of narrating. Thank you John Green for allowing me this glimpse into this world, I am the richer for it.
The dialogue, like Miriam Towes, Susan Juby is really good at the rolling story.
The characters come alive.
If you have an interest in historical minutae, what the sentiments of the day were for this era, Virginia Nicholson presents a unique viewpoint.
The variety of women interviewed, their various economic situations, and how the Second World war affected them differently. For some, it was a leg up in the world, for some, a glaring opening into reality.
Her accents were very well done, and her male officer voices brought to mind the classic slightly portly British officer.
No. As a matter of fact, some should probably be digested slowly.
There were so many things in this book that opened my eyes to what women in Britain did during the war. I had no idea there was conscription for women, among other things. Not all parts of the book were what you could say enjoyable, the degree of constant unrelenting stress from all parts of living through the times was brought home very well. Some of the jobs they did were stimulating, others so abhorant they would never be forgotten.
We are ardent "Just William" fans, always on the lookout for new stories. Martin Jarvis is the perfect narrator for this work. All the stories are ones we have never heard before. These are great for car trips with children. Richmal Crompton is not a formulaic writer, there are so many facets to her characters, they become like family, some you would prefer to see only once a year, some have their very own place in your heart.
A story for humans. We aren't perfect, we do have faults, well, at least most of us.Chick lit isn't my usual read, but this one was a great choice. The author's reading was great, her voice is not that of a professional reader, but that just makes it more real.
The narrator was just the best that could be for this story. His accents were great, all of them. The story has a solid pace, somewhat like Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, you either like it or you don't.The humour is as dry as an autumn leaf, and thinly served up, so as not to overwhelm. A very good listen.
Patrick McManus is just the best Humour writer alive. He has built on the work of some of the greats. Mark Twain, Jerome K. Jerome, just to name a couple. He is funny without swearing, which makes him suitable for long car trips with your family. We found audio cassettes of his a long time ago and have been avid listeners ever since. His characters become your friends. Thanks for finding these and offering them.
The author acknowledges native life, and its shortcomings, but it doesn't own his characters, or the book.
Very realistic wilderness scenarios, not tidy, nor idyllic.
Exceptionally well read, wonderful parallels between predators in the many worlds inhabited by the characters.
Would love to listen to Boyden's first book " Three Day Road"
A tender story,about human frailty and a look at our own imperfections.Erin Moon was the perfect voice for the characters. Miriam Toews is a great writer of real dialogue Glad to see her represented here. More please.
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