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Terms of Endearment | [Larry McMurtry]

Terms of Endearment

A widow with a small army of suitors, Aurora Greenway loves the limelight. She’s got three grandchildren whom she adores (in small doses) and her son-in-law Flap, whom she’s not really crazy about. And there’s her daughter Emma. In some ways, Emma is all there ever was. Now, there’s little time left to say the things that need to be said.
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Publisher's Summary

A widow with a small army of suitors, Aurora Greenway loves the limelight. She’s got three grandchildren whom she adores (in small doses) and her son-in-law Flap, whom she’s not really crazy about. And there’s her daughter Emma. In some ways, Emma is all there ever was. Now, there’s little time left to say the things that need to be said.

©1975 Larry McMurtry (P)1990 Recorded Books

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    Amazon Customer 02-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    narrator has very nicxe voice. hardest part was staying awake., most enjoyable. very good read. highly recommended.

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    dan 01-05-15
    dan 01-05-15 Member Since 2011
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    What did you like best about Terms of Endearment? What did you like least?

    Characters. Narration.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love Larry McMurtry and his insight of women and their thoughts/relationships. It's really a sad story, but I loved the book and the movie so thought a listen would be fun. Not.


    What didn’t you like about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance?

    Spoke too fast, not much emotion.


    Was Terms of Endearment worth the listening time?

    No.


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    S. Nichols Southern USA 10-23-13
    S. Nichols Southern USA 10-23-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Performance Sullies Classic"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I am a huge Larry McMurtry fan. Although ToE is not one of my favorites of his, I wouldn't change a thing about it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love how McMurtry takes the time to integrate his environments and stories -- in this case, Houston in the 70s.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Barbara Rosenblat’s performances?

    Ms. Rosenblatt's unintentionally-comical performance almost kills this otherwise good book. I often felt compelled to turn to my printed copy to see whether she was accurately portraying the book's dialog. Invariably, I found that Ms. Rosenblatt had chosen to read the dialog of many of the characters in an absurd "southern" accent that was distracting at best. Would have preferred it if she'd just stuck with her normal (and quite nice) voice.


    Was Terms of Endearment worth the listening time?

    Absolutely, but I wish someone else would record it for future listeners to enjoy.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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