Zelda and Scott lived.in a society newly created - the Jazz Age. It is hard for us now to understand how fast and furious the Victorian Age dissolved and its mores were shoved aside. They knew everyone in the literary world worth knowing and we get to have a glimpse of them. In addition, this is the story of a marriage, and some interesting facts about concepts of mental health at thar time. I would like to add that I thought the narrator was outstanding. Will look for her reading other books.
Love this guy. And you do or if you don't you call his writing purple prose. To me the language in his books is mesmoring. I can smell it see it and feel the pain. It is a large part of the human condition. I know his dear dear friend, Anne Rivers Siddons has written her last book and that makes me very sad. Some of her best books are not on Audible or are abridged. Wish Audible would step up and have these recorded. Am old and have eye condition!
I am always looking for different kinds of books. I don't care for Sci Fi or Romance. I don't know how to categorize this one. A real original. It does have magic in it and that was fine. Good story, great main character and very funny. Loved all the historical info on London. That was beautifully done. I will continue the series. And loved the narrator. He was perfect.
This book is a coming of age book and I loved every word!! I have read the author's novels set in colonial days of America, the first book about a werewolf in WW II and this book. I love that he does well in each move thru genres. I will try anything he writes.
This is a beautifully written book. Capote worked on it for years and became good friends with one of the killers named Perry. He attended his hanging. The author spent a good deal of time in area in Kansas. I can remember the night in t968 or '69 after I finished the book when I wandered into my kitchen thinking ''where am I going to ger another book like this''? The answer was nowhere at that time. Read it for yourself, judge the talent displayed by author
Translation of my title: if you love everything about reading about people who love books, physically and mentally, you will love this book. If you love Jane Austin you will not be able to put it down.
These two authors have created my favorite mystery series and, as usual, this one is outstanding. Scott Brick narrated this book beautifully. I don't always like his narrations. His talent doesn't match with the book he is reading. He can be melodramatic and it is annoying. But he is perfect for these authors. Thanks again guys for another totally absorbing read.
Yes, I know who this guy is and that makes it a little more difficult to picture him without the shadow behind him. I give him A+ for imagination and that is most impt tool for an author. I thought the book was too long. It sagged in the middle. Needed more editing. And I HATED the narrator and yes, I know who she is. When you quit listening to the story and start thinking about how you don't like the narrator, something is dreadfully wrong. I found her voice grating, intrusive and too melodramatic. All that said, I will continue to read Joe Hill.
Just found this author in one of Audible's sales. One of his characters reminds me of Reacher,just not so far out there. The other main character is partnered with him in a police dept in a small town on the Jersey shore. Good story, good characters and a fun book for a mystery!
This book is about loneliness which is a large part of life. It takes a particular time in the two characters lives and describes how they got there and hopefully going towards a better period in their lives. I think the author did a beautiful job explaining how loneliness is an integral part of living. The book ended on a positive note. I did not find it depressing. Loved the narration.
I came across Ms. Siddons many years ago and loved her work from the the first chapter I read. I have all of her books and read them all at least twice. I grew up in Mountain Brook,Al., a suburb of Birmingham. Her voice is so familiar to me. She truly evokes the voice of the South that I connect with. I really enjoyed this book. She gave me insight into several characters. I hope she will give us another book. I know time is catching up with her and writing is a very difficult process, but I can hope!
Also, so many of her books are abridged in Audible. Wish Audible would see if any unabridged copies of these books are out there.
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