Sunday, May 23, 2010

Back to Back Rave Reviews

I've nearly finished listening to The Secret Scripture by Sebastian Barry.

Fortunately, I zeroed in on this audiobook in the library after searching the many shelves over and over again, looking from top to bottom and left to right. After puzzling for an agonizing fifteen minutes, I finally chose The Secret Scripture from the "New Selections"area.

I thank my subconscious for prompting me to pull this audiobook away from its neighbors and into my life.

During the past two weeks, while I drove and listened to the Irish accent of Wanda McCaddon, the narrator of the book, I laughed aloud, groaned with frustration, giggled with pleasure and felt a tremendous weight of sadness. I request that you read the audiobook case label above to discover the story summary.

As with my review of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pie Society in my previous post, I once again turn two thumbs up for The Secret Scripture. How glorious it must be to have the imagination and self-discipline of these authors who weave such wonderfully gripping stories in their minds and then to put them into words that so amazingly capture and entertain countless readers.

I can't imagine my world without books. How about you? Do you wonder what would we do without them?


Vanessa said...

The Secret Scripture looks pretty good! I'll add it to the list of books I want to read :)

Thanks for sharing!

Shaddy said...

Vanessa: I really enjoyed the audio version although I've ordered a used hardcover book from for my library.

If you don't mind a tragic story I believe you'll enjoy the book.

Anonymous said...

I fear a world without books, stories and the ability to live a vicarious life through fictional characters.

Books serve so many purposes and every reader enjoys a unique experience through those printed words. What a loss it would be if all of those adventures, mystories and sagas disappeared.

Shaddy said...

darksculptures: As I get older, I've been thinking that I should be quite picky over what I choose to read since I don't have forever to continue reading.