The reader is so obnoxious that I can't listen anymore.
Her voice for the main character is fine but her voices all the supporting characters are ridiculous.
I'm wondering if the book is something I would like if I read it myself?
There are multiple readers for the audio version of this book. All did a great job except the voice of the midwife. UHG! If she would have been the only reader, I wouldn't have finished listening.
This was an interesting story with lot's of little mysteries. It kept my attention and I enjoyed it.
But, in the end, there were too many unanswered questions and I was left feeling unsatisfied because 2 people who needed to grovel were dead.
The author reads her own book. Excellent job!
The story in this book over-laps the time frame in "Gods in Alabama" (also recommended)
Love the way J.J. writes! Her descriptions and metaphors are razor sharp.
Pure chick lit.
Given the content of this memoir, I should have been emotionally moved.
I wasn't. This book barely skimmed the surface of a very troubling childhood in the foster care system.
The only emotions I felt were anger at the clearly broken system and the states that perpetuate this treatment of children.
I appreciated the authors honesty while recalling her attitude of distrust but she ended up coming across as snotty and ungracious. The delivery was kind of stiff and flat. It's too bad; this story could be so much more.
This is a jaw-dropping, heart breaking and inspiring memoir.
I just don't even know what to say.
a smidge under 4 stars
I actually enjoyed this book despite the cheating, which i usually won't read.
Cheating leaves me nauseous.
I like a story about women who "find themselves" and I was proud of Sylvie
for doing just that.
However, her decisions in the end left me disappointed and unsatisfied.
First, I have to say that the reader of this audio book was amazing. If you have an opportunity to listen to this book, do it.
I just don't know what to say about this story. An unease was present the entire time I listened.
And I couldn't stop listening. This is so well written that I was transported into the life of Lily Rae.
Frustrating, heartbreaking, shocking. Jake, Lily Rae's husband, is about the biggest prick you've ever seen and Lily Rae is endearing and WAY too forgiving.
So well done!!!
I love Barbara Kingsolver and especially love to listen to her books on audio.
Although other listeners don't like her to read her own books, I happen to LOVE her voice and the nuance she brings to her own stories. It's the reason I prefer to listen instead of read a B.K. book.
She is a genius at weaving a story around current environmental issues.
Flight Behavior focuses on the consequences of global warming and touches on other subjects like education in poor communities and more. She does all this very subtly without judgment and fanaticism.
I recommend this and all her other books as well.
So.... I really liked this book
However the production quality of the audio version is the WORST I've ever experienced.
-Can you say nose whistle? What? It was through-out the whole book. (Not to mention swallows and other mouth noises)
-The reader .....has..... long pauses.........that....are very ....distracting. (Although she had a nice voice and portrayed characters well)
-The volume went up and down, up and down. At one point, I had turn my volume up to Max and I still couldn't hear it.
-Pages turning and other back ground noise. I think I even heard someone speaking once.
It was WEIRD.
Did they record this in someones living room?
Still the story was very good
4 1/2 stars-story and Deborah Smith
3 stars- The reader
0 stars- the production
This is hilarious!
So... A LOT of people didn't like this book because of the main character, Ivy.
Well, for me, that means the author did her job.
This is a look into the lifestyle of the NYC wealthy elite. And YES, it IS despicable!
I believe that's the point.
But Oh. My. God.! It was funny.
I found this to be spot-on and well written.
I'm not sure it would translate as well if I read it myself. The reader
was excellent. She made the book a really fun listen.
This was laugh-out-loud funny. A ridiculous spectacle that I couldn't turn away from.
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