I enjoyed listening to this book. Interesting characters, well narrated. You felt liek you were inside their heads.
Although slightly predictable, there were enough twists to keep me interested. The characters were very engaging.
The scenes with Colin and Lindsay in the secret hiding place.
Told the German "everyday man" side of the war, which I had not really heard before. Innovative approach with Death narrating. Very moving journey of a young girl and her adoptive family.
Sarah's Key due to holocaust themes and a child's journey; A tree grows in Brooklyn due to the journey of a young girl facing hardship,
the bombing scenes were very suspenseful and tragic. I also liked the scenes with the mayor's wife. I didn't enjoy the various death scenes, but they needed to be told/scene to make the story complete.
yes, this book moved in many ways, happy and sad.
best book of the year for me.
Connelley's books start to blend together - bad boy lawyer, ex wife, addictive behavior, dirty clients, etc. He should deviate from the formula a little.
a few more surprises
I can't think of any (actually I though someone else did the narration)
Well, I've read the follow up book and didn;t love it, so that is hard to answer. Iguess it was good to know how he fared after the injury and legal issues, etc.
no, I think I'm done with Connelly for a while.
yes, I want to re-listen to this one. I only realized during the author's note at the end that this was a true story! Now I want to go back and listen to with that in mind.
Handful was my favorite. She never gave up and maintained her dignity through it all.
the reunion of Handful and her mother and the boat scene at the near-end.
I think Sarah and Handful were both memorable, but I think Sarah was probably the most memorable. She had such conviction and gave up so much to follow her path. I wish history gave her more credit. She was the first feminist!!!
Great story, and important message.
yes, I'd listen to this again. I went out to see the movie after reading the book. The movie is more about the mother's story, while the book is the son's story. I want to listen to it again after seeing the movie.
Angela's Ashes and Doubt due to themes of Catholicism
no, but he was fantastic
yes, but couldn't
great, moving story; made me laugh and cry. Highly recommended.
This was a good book, and perfect for long car rides. It just didn't have anything too unique. Bad boy lawyer, ex wife, kid in the middle, questionable clients, etc.
yes, I've listened to a few; they are entertaining, but nothing to write home about.
bad boy attitude
I liked the parallel stories of the women. It took me a little bit to realize what was going on, and figuring it out was fun. I love a surprise.
Character development of Lucy, Lila and the other women.
When Lucy is told about her mother by Bertie.
Great drive time story telling.
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