avarice, disappointment, repression
The final encounter between Catherine and her suitor is poignant and touching. You feel that the passage of time has brought knowledge to the heroine.
I thought that the encounters between father and daughter were charged, yet restrained. Masterfully written.
No, I savoured the reading and wished it had gone on longer.
William Hope is a brilliant reader! I enjoyed the colourful, bright energy he gave to the text. I will seek out other books he has read.
yes, it is mesmerizing
I loved the dowager and her impact on the plot
the final ascent from IQ84 to the highway is amazing
the final reunion of Tengo and Omame was beautiful
Yes, I will listen again and again. The story was so rich. I would want to revisit some of the passages now that I have reached the end. I miss hearing David Pittu's voice -- such a brilliant performance he puts in.
There were shades of Great Expectations. The rhapsodic descriptions and suspension of linear time reminded me of Proust's Remembrance of Things Past. I think The Goldfinch is in the league of classics.
This is the first, but I will seek out more. He is terrific.
I savoured this book. It transported me and I felt changed after finishing. Theo's trauma was my trauma and I was truly invested in the resolution and conclusion of this story.
I haven't enjoyed a story so much in a very long time.
The reader was able to bring all of the characters to life. The prose is so sumptuous and detailed -- you get lost in the moment, drinking in the settings and descriptions.
I loved the way that the story folded into itself -- truth revealed at the crux between the past and the future. The book celebrates language. I enjoyed the names of all the characters and places -- had a Dickensian onomatopoeia.
He was able to bring the voices to life in all the languages and accents.
It would have to be Emery Staines -- the most pleasant, optimistic and positive of the cast.
I was sorry that the story ended. I wanted to hear more about the resolution -- what happened to the Widow Carver. Did the Maori walk free? Was there love at long last for Anna and Emery? But like a bountiful meal, I left the table sated with much to digest. It was a marvellous listen.
I liked the stories about his family. I did not like the diatribe about travelling in China or getting enraged at customers ordering coffee. Just not funny.
This was my first audiobook by Sedaris.
The french dentist who coins the phrase "good time teeth."
The author and his sister.
I've read everything by Sedaris... this was pretty good but there were a few stories felt like filler.
intimate, engaging, funny
The death of the patriarch on the bridge was a fantastic bit of writing.
Such a flexible and expressive voice, conjures all the subtleties of conversation.
Humanity pervades gender.
Cal is such a memorable character... stays with you long after the book is done.
The reader was superb at evoking many different characters.
The opening sequence is riveting and sets the stage for everything that follows.
Lost children, lost hope.
The ending went a bit off the rails and was a bit far-fetched, but I really enjoyed the book nonetheless.
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