North Texas, United States
I don't know how Twain became famous. I prefer authors who can paint a scene with words. Quickly gave up on this one.
Surely Tyler's got more interesting stories from his adult years than how many girls and drugs he did? Maybe it got less raunchy further into the second half... I don't know, I had to turn it off. It was such a drastic change from the first half of funny, not raunchy stories from his childhood and teen years when Aerosmith began.
Yes. I have Sammy Hagar's Red in my wish list but I'm reluctant to buy it.
?? Tyler's THE character.
I'd have to take a look at the second half to figure out why it's SO disconnected from the first half which I loved.
If you want to hear a lot of bragging about how many drugs and girls Tyler did, you'll like it. The second half anyway. The first half is humorous and endearing.
How well the author intertwined a quilt, a quilting circle and their soldier husbands perspectives into a story with no ends left untied.
Gerta was my favorite. She was most interesting being the scandal of the whole circle and the town yet compassionate to those fighting for the country. And she was a paid employee; unheard of in those times.
I haven't heard her before but I thought she did an excellent job with characters whether they were male or possessing an accent.
Gerta. Seems she'd have a plethora of stories to share.
What?! Not non-fiction?!
Sayuri. It was like sitting down with an elderly person from another culture who tells you about her most interesting life full of drama and trials and triumphs and intriguing people.
When Hatsumomo got the boot!
I can't thnk of a better name.
Romance novel enthusiasts might enjoy this type of fluff. I prefer intriguing characters in intriguing situations.
Utterly boring yawnfest. Couldn't force myself to finish the 1st half.
I couldn't understand most of what
Descriptions of interiors. Scenes with her agent and her baby.
Beryl can be a bit long-winded at times (its like listening patiently to a senior tell an intrigiung tale) and the narrator occasionally has a faint but audible nasal whistle, but other than those two minor things, I loved this story. Excellent writing, excellent narration. Highly recommended.
but cannot say at bedtime with their kids. Of course this isnt to be read to the kids... Its for the parents after the kids are FINALLY the f^*^ asleep. Not recommended for non-cursers. I find it hilarious and have listened to it numerous times. Ah... What memories of my night-owl daughter!
My cousin recommended L'Amour to me so I really wanted to like this. But it's like L'Amour made a movie of it first and frantically wrote down what was happening as it was playing. Too fast paced to have any imagery. I often had to rewind to catch up with what was happening. Thumbs down. Did not finish.
Far too many writers tell, not show. Thom shows you exactly what Mary's seeing. You feel her physical pains and mental anguish, you think you can reach out and touch her to give her a hug Thom puts you in the scene so well. Of course it helps to have interesting material as well! If you like this book, you'll love Lucia St. Clair Robson's Ride the Wind. It's also historical fiction... about another strong brave woman, Cynthia Ann Parker. Loved the narrator for this version also! I fear I won't be able to find another audiobook to measure up!
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