C. S. Filner

San Antonio, TX
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-21-09

I bought this book because I love historical fiction, particularly WWII era, and it had some good recommedations. I've tried really hard to get into this audiobook, but I just can't do it. I've started the thing over several times, but it's just not grabbing me and I find my mind wandering every time. I've only listened to about two hours, so maybe it's not fair to review it based on that, but I am quite sure that I will not be able to finish this book. I listen to audiobooks in the car and I'm afraid I will fall asleep at the wheel if I continue to listen to this. Buyers should knwo that this isn't a novel in the standard sense of the word, but a collection of letters. It's difficult to keep track of who is who and how everyone relates to each other. It's also just very, very dry.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful


2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-20-07

I've read Ann Packer's first book, The Dive From Clausen's Pier, twice and it is one of my all time favortie books. I had been eagerly awaiting the release of this book and downloaded it before a week where I was going to have to drive around 800 miles for my job. This book was really slow and depressing and I found it hard to listen while driving because it made me feel drowsy. I wanted a couple of the characters to just get over themselves. I agree with another reviewer that the lack of communication between many or the characters was frustrating. I thought the narration was okay. This isn't my favorite narrator, but I don't think she made a bad situation worse.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Terrible Reader

2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-02-06

This story isn't bad in and of itself, but the reading is awful. The narrator's voice is annoying and he mispronounces several simple everyday words. I had trouble making it through to the end of this one, but I wanted to find out what happened to the characters enough to muscle through.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

one of my favorites

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-12-05

I loved ths audio book. I listened to it while driving from Minneapolis to Los Angeles and it made the time fly by. A great epic story perfect for anyone who likes historical fiction or anyone who was a tomboy.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful