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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Yes, because it was really good but, I would warn them that they will be dissappointed with the way the author ended it.
Who was your favorite character and why?
W. A. Clark was my favorite character. I like his rags to riches story. My least favorite was Hugette, she wasted 104 years and there are plenty of people that would have used the money to feed millions of people or something like that instead of buying dollhouses and keeping up empty mansions.
Have you listened to any of Kimberly Farr’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I have not listened to her before but I hope to again. She was great.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
Any additional comments?
This book was great for the most part. Incredibly interesting, I liked the actual voice recordings and the way the narrator narrated. The end of the book was terrible. I think that the author should have waited until the estate was settled before telling the story. I could not believe how he ended the book. So I was very very happy with the book until the last "page." Shame on him.
7 of 7 people found this review helpful
The story of Huguette Clark and her solitary and very long life was fascinating. Rather than feel sorry for her, I felt she made the most of her gilded cage even though she chose, in her 80s, to reduce that cage to one hospital room while maintaining the grand houses and apartments that she no longer inhabited.She was a remarkably generous person not only to institutions but to the people who remained near her bedside. The narrator did an excellent job, had a passable French accent which was important to the book and brought the characters to life without insinuating herself too much. An added bonus of the audio book was the occasional "live" tapes of Huguette's voice. I wonder whether she knew that her relative, Paul Clark Newell, was taping their phone calls.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful