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- Listening Length: 11 hours and 29 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Random House Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: September 12, 2017
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B074G5MKHC
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Love and Other Consolation Prizes: A Novel Audiobook – Unabridged
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I loved this story! The juxtaposition of the AYP Exposition in 1910 with the Seattle World's Fair of 1962 provides a wonderful backdrop to the story. The author weaves Ernest's childhood with his later years in a spellbinding story. The characters are colorful, rich, and full of life. Exquisite details of the times and places pull the reader into the story and take him/her on a journey of depth and intrigue. The end is a beautiful twist to the story that this reader did not see coming. I found it difficult to choose a favorite character from the lot but I believe my heart belongs to Fahn in the end. You'll have to read this for yourself to find out if you agree with my choice.
Are the two who find out they were born out of wedlock any lesser persons on that account? Certainly not! That is about the phoniest excuse I have ever heard of for putting someone down!
Who is a better friend to Earnest, the "good" Mrs. Irvine or the "bad" Flora Nettleton? Who is a better friend to the prostitutes in the Tenderloin?
Jamie Ford has given us a wonderfully engrossing story, full of both sadness and joy, which forces us to notice that even the "bad" people have virtues and even the "good" have faults. Perhaps it will inspire us to think more charitably about our fellow citizens. It should also inspire you, if you haven't already, to read his wonderful first novel, HOTEL on the CORNER of BITTER and SWEET (five stars ++) and his excellent second, SONGS of WILLOW FROST (five stars).
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