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Reply to crappycolondiaries

I don't think you're the only one, have heard similar reviews.  Also some people who initially really liked Harry, after reading his book, now really dislike him.  

"Never go against the family"! 

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Reply to crappycolondiaries

Hi Jodie, Well, my feelings haven't changed after reading the book.  I like Harry and although I cannot even imagine what it would be like to grow up like he did, I need to recognize that he had a pretty abnormal upbringing, and came from a severely dysfunctional family.  Considering this, I'm actually surprised that he turned out to be a pretty well balanced, thoughtful person, with good values.  I think he was in an untenable situation, and didn't have much choice other than to leave with his wife and kid. He's spent his whole life having to grin and bear it when the poisonous British press told lies about him.  Not surprising that he wanted to let people know the truth.  I have never listened to an audio book, but is it just excerpts from the book, or actually word for word? It's over 400 pages of pretty small print, so that would be some marathon of listening!  Is that how it works?  And it's him reading? I didn't find any of it boring at all, and actually learned quite a bit!  Anyway, that just me!


Reply to delgrl525

It’s about 15 hrs of him reading. That’s one reason I chose to do the Audible version b/c it’s actually him. It’s split into 3 parts- not sure how the book is laid out. If you have an Audible account I think I can lend it to you if you want just to see what’s it’s like (I just need to figure out how to do it lol) I know how to loan titles from my Kindle. 
I can’t even imagine what growing up like he did was like. 

Reply to crappycolondiaries

Thanks for the offer, so you can lend out an audible book, just like you would lend someone a real book?  Who knew?!  I'm pretty old school, and still like to have a book in my hands.  I guess one of these days, when my fading eyesight makes it too difficult, I might have to give in to technology!  


Reply to delgrl525

Ya, I haven’t actually used the share a book option yet b/c I had the audible account for my kids. My daughter listens to Harry Potter most nights. I’m assuming the other person just has to have an Audible account too in order to share it. I like a Kindle bc I can have 100 books on there and take it all on vacation with me. A guy from Amazon commented on how many books I had on there one day when we were troubleshooting lol. I like audible/hoopla for when I’m moving around doing things and can’t sit with a book in my hands. I have adhd so I’m always doing more than 1 thing at a time haha. 


I'm reading My brilliant friend about 2 Italian girls. 

Reply to Phil0110

The series of books by Elena Ferrante?  Have heard good things about them, thanks for the recommendation.

Reply to eefyjig

I've read all of Fannie Flagg's books.. Loved all of them.

Think the best book I have ever read and believe me I have read this many times, Jean Swallow's Leave a Light on For Me is brilliant. Each time I have read it I feel there's something new in it


Why just the other day I read this - I dislike all politicians equally but I do like music and laughter


Read "Diners with Ruth" by Nina Totenberg about Ruth Bader Ginsberg.  Excellent. Presently reading  a biography of Jennie Churchill, Winston's mother.

Love British TV -- BBC or PBS series; rewatching "Last Tango in Halifax."

Reply to Audrey Warren

I really enjoyed Last Tango in Halifax. Sounds like we’d enjoy watching a lot of similar things. I’ll have to check out the book about Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I like to find strong females to teach my daughter about. 


For those who like mysteries, I just read a great one, very suspenseful, edge or your seat, can't put down kind of thing.  It's by Aimee Molloy, titled "Goodnight Beautiful".  Found it quite by accident and I see she's only written one other book, her first, called "The Perfect Mother", which I will definitely be checking out.



Right now reading The Searcher, Donna Tart, really enjoyed The Goldfinch and loved it

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