The story is great, and the reader is fabulous.
The turn of the characters story as Pip grows up.
Depth of feeling, accents, voices
Kept me guessing! Fun and serious. Entertaining characters. Interesting to learn a little bit about Australia. Part murder mystery and part female fun.
Absolutely. The narration was key to enjoyment of this story, especially as there were words in German I would not have known how to pronounce. The story was compelling and the voices so distinct that you could tell "who was talking".
Realizing who the narrator in the story is. (there is an actual narrator in the story as well as the external narrator who was reading the story)
Liesel or perhaps Papa.
Don't want to give it away
The movie did a great job of showing the village and the general atmosphere, but missed so many details. The characterizations in the movie matched those in the book well.
I am eager to begin again to catch details that I missed the first time.
Listening to the poem "The Highwayman" in McCourt's Irish accent was my favorite part.
The singing/ poetry and reality as he told his own story.
I enjoyed this book within the context of its dated content.
If you want a classic
The performance was OK.
Yes, a good story, although old fashioned.
I love every other book that I've read and heard by Bill Bryson.
I hated this book. It was so boring. The funny bits were far apart and would have been funnier in Bill's own voice.
Not read by Bill Bryson. Extremely boring.
English. Rich. But not as good as Bill's own.
I forced myself to finish it.
One of the best. I was fascinated.
My fave character was Puzzle.
She presented herself.
Volunteer work...who knew? I never knew SAR dogs and their handlers were volunteers.
I was disappointed by this classic. While imaginative, and lots of good imagery, the overall message is mixed up.
Not had Toad get away with his crimes.
Easy to understand,
This story was interesting to a point, but so much was missing from the description that I couldn't tell the real setting. I'm sure the movie made it thrilling, but I found the story boring and predictable.
Bryson is good on travel, easy to listen to, but not his best. This one needed a map.
Down to earth, pulls no punches.
My fave is A Walk in the Woods
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