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I appreciated every moment of listening to this deeply heart and spirit touching memoir of a mother and daughter journey into themselves and out into the world, together and solo. I lamented the final moments of the book and had wished for it to continue. Hearing the authors rendition of their writings and the interplay between mother and daughter took me on a spiritual and international journey during which I could taste, smell and feel in a way that really good writing can trigger. I highly recommend this, especially in the audiobook version.
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I cannot say that I liked much about this book.
I kept wanting to scream, "Get over yourself".
I am a self-reflective person, but would not want to subject my ruminations to others in the manner which this author used in "Traveling with Pomegranates".
If pressed to choose one thing that I enjoyed, it was the younger Kidd's reflections and delivery.
I feel very differently about her mother's reading. This is what I liked the least.
Sue Monk Kidd should have had another read her book aloud. She has some very very strange pronunciations of many words. I am not speaking about her southern accent. It was the distinct pronunciations, which were annoying and distracting. I cringed when she said "bass" relief. Mirror was repeatedly pronounced "mir-oh". Many of the Greek names were mispronounced. Even the word "daughter" had an odd tilt to it.
(Are there no editors or sound engineers, producers, etc. to sit in on the readings? I would have not even been able to finish the book, if it were not necessary for my bookclub participation.
I felt Kidd bored the reader with belabored points. This could have been a much more effective short story, than the endless chapters she presented.
'Very disappointed in this book.
I'd rather eat my pomegranates, than travel with them.
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