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What made the experience of listening to I'll Be Your Blue Sky the most enjoyable?
While I truly loved this novel, I think perhaps it would have been better read on paper rather than listened to. De los Santos has a very descriptive writing style that I think would have been beautiful to read on paper. As a result of that, many sentences seemed to have dragged on and I would need to replay others to "get" what was being said.
Normally, I never have an issue with audiobooks and find them easy to follow along with. But with this novel, there were some tricky moments. Especially in the case of the ledgers which featured shorthand, the narration of them got so repetitive, I found myself utterly lost in the nonsensical words. I'm sure when being read, though, it made much more sense.
But again, don't let that dissuade you from listening to this audiobook. It's worth the listen! If possible, I think it would be great to own a hard copy or ebook version I'll Be Your Blue Sky to read along with the audio simultaneously.
What was one of the most memorable moments of I'll Be Your Blue Sky?
The way the story came together, to me, was the most memorable aspect of the novel. I really wasn't sure what to expect with this story but it ended up being far more impactful than I had anticipated. The story is so beautiful and has a powerful message. It really made me want to give back in some way like Edith did throughout her life.
Did the narration match the pace of the story?
The narration in this story, unfortunately, was not my favorite. I did prefer the narrator of Clare as opposed to that of Edith's because she read with more enthusiasm and spoke in a way that helped keep me engrossed. While I did appreciate Edith's narrator infusing the character in her voice, it was a little too calming and therefore, made me feel a bit drowsy when listening.
If you could take any character from I'll Be Your Blue Sky out to dinner, who would it be and why?
I would most certainly take Edith to dinner out of all the characters in I'll Be Your Blue Sky because I would love to hear her story firsthand. Her character is so selfless and giving to others, I would really appreciate getting more insight into what made her that way.
Any additional comments?
I really did love this story overall! It's slow to start but well worth the read. Even though the audio version is not perhaps ideal, it doesn't take away from the story. I will definitely be recommending this book to others and will hopefully re-listen at some point.
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I really liked Marisa De Los Santo's first couple of books, but haven't really gotten into the most recent ones. This took a very long time to get into and I had a hard time relating to the main character and her relationship with an abusive guy. The storyline from 50 years previous was actually more interesting and the character was more inttiguing and really proved to be the better part of the book. The author should have spent more time on that character...OR made the younger one more likable. The last 25% of the book picked up in pace and the ending had a nice twist. As for the audio performance, the narrators were good, but their voices were much too similar. It would have been better to have the voices of the two female characters be more distinguishable.