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By Daryl on 03-04-15
A stellar performance almost carried the book...
What would have made The Story Hour better?
I found the shifts back and forth quite confusing. First-person, third-person, Maggie, Lukshmi, Peter... and with one narrator - even one as talented as Sneha Mathan - it was just too hard to follow.
I also found that not only did I not like any of the characters, I couldn't wrap my head around their motivations.
What do you think your next listen will be?
"Rose Under Fire" by Elizabeth Wein
Any additional comments?
I tried to like this book, and in some ways I did, but at the end of the day I just lost interest and didn't care anymore.
33 of 38 people found this review helpful
By Grace on 04-19-15
Another Umrigar book to savor
Excellent narration -- brought the characters to life, particularly my favorite character, Lakshmi, the 32 year old Indian woman who meets Maggie in Maggie's professional capacity as a therapist. Their lives become intertwined with both learning from and helping each other, with difficulties and pain at times. The book left me hoping all would be well, but lives do not have fairy tale endings, which is likely true for these characters. Umrigar has so much insight into the intricacies of human behavior and interactions and weaves stories within stories. Love her books !
19 of 22 people found this review helpful