Wow, everyone seems to be raving about this book, but I found it a tedious relating of one family's catalog of acquisitions, and then reading of their loss and the subsequent demise of the family, due to the war. Yes it is very sad none the less, as are all stories of the victims of persecution, but this one failed to grab me.
Gerry O Brien is one of the best audio book readers, but the book didnt grab me half as much as Broken Harbour. It started well, but I found the family a bit tedious after a while, although the characters were well rounded and well written, the plot failed to surprise.
"Great Original Story"
Great to read an original book for a change. I knew nothing about the american circus trains, and now I do! Takes place during the American Depression. The love story is a bit lame but otherwise a terrific listen.
Not a bit as good as her previous, The Sister. Felt it was overindulgent in the filial love department, but then maybe that is her style. Found the whole premise of the story unbelievable.
"Not just a read for the Girls!"
Seasoned writer Siri Hustvetd never fails to give a good read, (wish audible had more of her novels), this is a departure in style from her former ones, but as usual, beautifullly written, intelligent, fun and thought provoking.
"Fast and pacy story"
Fast, pacy read. From sentence one you are swept up into this case. Entertaining to the last page read. P.S.This is my first Connelly, will definitely listen to more.
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