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By Julia on 02-10-16
So Much Better Than The Movie
There are 'those' movies aren't there that we will always remember who we were with when we first viewed them. Sometimes we remember where we were and who we were with more than we remember the actual movie. That is the case for me. All I remember is the inevitable scene with the camera looking directly on Shirley MacLaine's face and that devastating change of expression when she is watching he beloved daughter leave this earth.
I have always promised myself that I would read the book and I have tried but I have always found it pure drudgery. So I thought that I would give the audible version a try. I am glad that I did. The book really fills out the character of Aurora more than Emma whom I felt was, even prior to her devastating terminal diagnosis was a dreadful 'whiner' and a full time 'martyr'. Aurora, on the other hand was a colorful, animated and life embracing woman.
Barbara Rosenblat did, at times, sound as if she was either stopping to take a quick 'drag' from a cigarette or having a quick break occasionally. Perhaps there was an editing issue.
All in all I am really glad that I listened to this book, as I loved Aurora, as she was such a 'saucy' character. She would tread where I would definitely have great reservation. I admire women of courage.
No regrets for this listener.
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