I would recommend this book to anyone who finds themselves with an audience in front of them, whether in a church, school, or other function.
I work with priests and seminarians on accent modification. The ideas presented in the book are so clear that the process of writing a sermon/homily is easier. Some ideas do not apply, but overall, many do apply. A clear presentation makes intelligibility easier.
Fried Green Tomatoes connected me to that part that wants to stay closeted, It opens me up to aging, to change, to understanding that life is really big.
Iggy stood for everything without standing for anything.
Iggy was so strong
I would recommend this to teachers who want to develop empathy with their students.
Auggie won! He won. He just lived his life and he won!
Perhaps the mom, Isabell, was the most memorable because she was able to love AND let go.
I did not have an extreme reaction. I just delighted that right conquered evil. Or...that an amazing personality conquered amazing odds.
Just read, or listen, to this book. Then google Treecher-Collins. Then know what this Auggie conquered.
This book explores how geography, culture, circumstances and family change life. The author truly wraps up all the different elements of his story. Of the hundreds of books I have listened to, this is right at the top.
This book is spectacular and even more so because at the end of the book, the author relates how he researched the facts surrounding the kidnapping of the main character. This book is a testament to the power of love, of determination, of spirit. This book is a must.
An intricate novel of "the most democratic nation on Earth-North Korea." The author weaves a tale of conflict, lies, deception and human nature. Well worth the read.
Pak was portrayed as having so many facets and experiences.
The narrators bring depth to the characters.
Commander Ga was the most memorable because of his cruelty.
This audio version gives the listener the perspective of the young Jacob and the elder Jacob with such richness that the printed page cound not compare. Sometimes one reads a story for entertainment but this story becomes so vivid and captivating because of the reading of it that it leaves more than a trace of longing for the story to begin again.
The elder Jacob and his memories were the most memorable moments of Water for Elephants.
The tone of the readers voices, the intonnation, inflections, and emotional content of the 2 readers makes this a wonderful listen
I wanted to listen to this book in one setting.
I highly recommend this book to anyone.
The intrigue of the story made it easy to keep on listening.
The narrator is my favorite reader.
George Guidall brings inflection, intonnation, and a kind of music, perhaps a symphony, to the books he reads. He is serious without drama, suspenseful without theatrics, and heartwarming without syrup.
I had no extreme reaction.
Easy listening. Entertaining.
As Harold Fly journeys toward Queenie, he engages in past times that are alien to him, but like well worn shirts to the listener. Harold meets new people and begins to find the good that can be found in most everyone; he remembers picture albums of past events and cringes, cries and/or conceals. I loved this book. I loved Maureen and her marriage to Harold. I loved the angst they both lived through. I loved the end of the tunnel, by the beach, holding hands.
That in the end, love conquers all.
I liked Jim Broadbent's accent and his use of the English language to subtly paint the ideas in the story.
Amy Tan has taken the story of 2 women and woven it so that each reader can understand how unknown history can affect present reality.
I liked the "softening" of the daughter.
The reader brings intonnation, pausing, vocal reflection that enriches the thought process accompanying the words.
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