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I thought the narrator, Linda Lavin, did an excellent job. Her voice was very fitting.
It was a fascinating look through the life of an eighty-five year old Jewish grandmother describing her history, her world to her granddaughter. I could relate on many levels. This is a lovely, sentimental tale if not a little dull at times. It's not an exciting read/listen but it is interesting. I learned a lot and wished that my grandmother had sat down and told me everything about her life before she died. Perhaps I'll get this chance with my own granddaughter someday.
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Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
Absolutely, especially anyone who grew up with immigrant grandparents. It brought me back to my childhood, and I'm sure it will for other listeners who grew up similarly.
What other book might you compare The Boston Girl: A Novel to and why?
FIRE IN MY EARS by Susan Schneider, and ELIZABETH STREET by Laurie Fabiano. These two books tell immigrant stories as well and what life was like for them once they moved. They also cover how their emigration affected their future families.
What three words best describe Linda Lavin’s voice?
Monotone. And. Dry.
Any additional comments?
While I do likeoLinda Lavin as an actress, I wasn't a fan of her narration in this book and would have preferred a more lively narrated. However I really loved the book and would like to listen to more stories like this.
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