Actually I finished The Storyteller before The Girl on the Train and it was great....again, sad and tragic but about a real time in history (the holocaust) and the way she told it you understood there was a lot of truth in it. In fact, you get the feeling that she is weaving someone's personal history into a story. I liked this book much better than The Book Thief and Ms. Picoult is a great writer in my estimation. When you can tell a tragic story in such a gentle manner by your choice of words that is a great "storyteller".
This was a "sleeper". Although I believe in an afterlife I wasn't sure this was the one. I was skeptical and when I started listening to it I found myself analyzing Ms. Eadie and judging her by her lack of education and mispronunciation of several words such as "assept" instead of "accept" and there were others. By the time I finished listening to it I was ashamed for those thoughts and judgements. Ms. Eadie was one of the first people to write about her experience so she wasn't really jumping on any "bandwagon" and her sincerity comes through her voice as she does the reading. At first I wondered why they didn't get someone else to do the reading but by the time I finished I realized no one could have done it better. I figured this tape would go in my garage sale coming up but no.....it is a keeper if only to remind me that we are all God's children and love is the answer to everything.
This was not very enjoyable but I'm not sure if it was the "radio broadcast" atmosphere or my particular cd player. It was loud and brash and several different accents being used and I had to back up several times as I didn't understand what they were saying. Like I said, it could be my cheap cd player.
The Afterlife of Billy Fingers
No, I'm not reading all about afterlife.....it just so happened I am going through old audio tapes and this one has been on my tablet for awhile....coincidence.....I don't think so! LOL!
This is my fiction for this week..love this author!