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Marsha

Monona, WI, United States
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Was it the book or the reader?

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-17-14

I might have enjoyed reading this book, but can't tell if it was the book or the reader. The female characters were voiced as young, tentative, even whiny. I did finish listening to it, but almost stopped several times.

Taking us back in time

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

Reviewed: 11-22-12

McFadden takes us back in time to the Jim Crow south and the Harlem renaissance. Her protagonist is a memorable character. There is a plot twist that frustrated me and made this a 4 star rather than a 5.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Little House on the Prairie for Grown Ups

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

Reviewed: 10-08-12

This was a great story old time story with strong female characters persevering in the face of challenges from family, the environment and social norms. There were times when it all felt a bit simplistic and that the book was a guilty pleasure, but nonetheless, I did enjoy it.

What was the Narrator Thinking

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-12-12

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Interesting story, but the narrator chose to speak in a halting slow--really slow--manner whenever for the main character. The cadence was off for all of it. I listened at 2X speed which helped a bit, but what I really wanted to do is go out and buy the book so I could read it in peace.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful