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"Kaye Gibbons shows us the secret core of love that easily outlasts death. It's invisible mastery - but mastery all the same." (Reynolds Price)
A simple little novel about ordinary people...and yet I liked them immediately and cared about what happened to them. It's hard to believe that the narrators, (the author and a man), were not actually these people. The man, especially, was so real, and someone you would love to meet. I'm glad I stumbled upon this one!
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A warm, real look at a good wife and her marriage at the end of her life. Her thoughts and those of her husband's, throughout the time of her illness, and past the end of her life, are quietly shared and deeply felt. Simple people, sharing simply the truth.
Really well suited to audiobook, the story is narrated in the personal voices of the two characters which makes it a really enjoyable listen.
I like that the narration went from female to male voice, made it easier to follow. Not a great story line for adventure, but surely one for love and devotion.
I love Kaye Gibbons work but, in my opinion, this was her worse. And the narrator was even worse than worse, terrible monotone voice I couldn't stand to listen to. i wish I had read the reviews first. Save your time and money don't bother.
I REALLY LIKED THE CHARACTERS IN THIS BOOK FELT LIKE LOOKING AT AN OLD FAMILY ALBUM, BUT OFTEN FOUND MYSELF THINKING OF SOMETHING ELSE AND NOT LISTENING
YES IF THEY WERE LOOKING FOR A SLOW EASY READ
NONE COMES TO MIND
I found the characters very dull and the story colorless, and to top things off, the actors reading the book had the most monotone voices I've ever hear on an audio book. Save your money for a better book.
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