Semi-autobiographical but mostly fantastical essay on growing up in the outdoors of California, and the importance of having family just as quirky and not-quirky as you are.
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The story and Robin Hurst voice
When the fort was destroyed and things changed
The end and the part of pretending
Was an enjoyable story. Robyn Hurst voice was amazing and made the story come to life!
A Beautiful Series of Vignettes
I have not read the print version of this book, but I can definitely recommend the audio version. It has been masterfully read by Robyn Hurst, who's easy-to-listen-to narration brings Jules Okapi's words to life in a way that makes you want to drift away on them.
The story is from the point of view of only one character, the narrator, and we see her impressions of her own life flash before our eyes as we listen to the static pictures and short spaces of time that she remembers fly by us.
I have not, but I am definitely willing to buy another book narrated by Robyn Hurst. She has a sweet voice that easily picks up the different characters and their attitudes throughout the story.
The main character, because the whole book is her life as she remembers it in pieces.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what are pictures created by words worth? Jules Okapi's short story is about a life seen through vivid images and segments of time that display, in stunning detail, what that life is to the person who lives it. Robyn Hurst's masterful narration brings these 'picture windows' to life in a way that let's those of us who listen relive our own childhood--both in the fanciful memories that seemed so important to us back then, and in the stark understanding of what loss--and our first taste of the real world--felt like.
This is a wonderful book and, because it is only 30 minutes long, is the perfect selection for a drive, or for a short trip outside of your own mind. I would recommend it to anyone.
- Diana Welch