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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society audiobook cover art

Charming letters bring an island to life

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely. The story totally pulls you in and so do the characters, who were all appealing or quirky with poignant back stories.

What did you like best about this story?

I loved discovering more about characters and the situation on Guernsey during WWII gradually along with the main character.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

There were different narrators for each letter writer, perfectly enhancing their characters and the lively attitude of the book.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I didn't listen to this in one sitting, but it was tempting.

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Heart Earth audiobook cover art

Sweet, sad, funny, poetic memoir of Doig's family

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-13

If you could sum up Heart Earth in three words, what would they be?

lyrical, insightful memoir

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed out loud a few times, but was mostly in awe of Doig's ability to help me experience what he and his parents experienced during his childhood.

Any additional comments?

I love the way Doig concisely evokes a whole world of feeling; he sees such humor, poetry, and intensity in each moment and place. Somehow he notices everything.. A sweet, sad, funny memoir of his childhood and his mother.