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By LGLH on 14-10-14
Disappointing to say the least
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
Better execution of the idea and a narrator who sounds more serious and less touchy-feely.
What was most disappointing about Alison Lurie’s story?
It was a good idea from a good writer undermined by superficial observation and stunningly careless conclusions.
How could the performance have been better?
More focused, less like a reading exercise.
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Intriguing basic concept.
Any additional comments?
I expected more from this talented writer.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
By Daniel Julien on 31-12-14
Meandering and frivolous
This book seems to be a series of statements and assertions about buildings following one another in a stream-of-consciousness fashion, loosely organized under chapter and section headings.I kept wondering "What is the point?" The assertions are just made, not supported by argument. I kept wondering "Where did she get that from?" The narrator did well enough. I did not enjoy reading this, and overall thought it a waste of a credit.