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Like many of the stories I pluck from Audible, this one was on a whim and I am pleased to add it on a long list of great books I have listened to via Audible. The various narrators performed well and their styles compliement one another's take on their characters and story. None of them stand out as amazing but the way the story is told really fits the overall vibe of the book. One of the parts I like the most about the story is the frank, unassuming manner it portrays each situation, memory and all of the feelings involved. Nothing is shaded to an extreme and yet that does not lessen the depth or importance of it. The story is delightful, bittersweet, full of whimsy, prankster curiosity and heart. I highly recommend it to anyone that enjoys an honest adventure.
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I was book shopping and and looking through books that were recommended to me. I accidentally bought this book instead of The Name of the Wind because I was in a hurry and not paying attention! I AM SO THANKFUL THAT THIS ACCIDENTAL WONDER WAS PURCHASED!
At first I wasn’t sure about the book but that was because it wasn’t what I was expecting to read. I don’t normally like audio books that have multiple POV changes because it so hard to keep up with the characters. But by the time Waylon had reconnected with Mary and had Merlin facing down a hurricane... I was totally smitten! This book is about living an unexpected life and learning that living in your own way is simply beautiful. The world is harsh and cruel and unkind but being true to yourself will always help you get through. By the time I ended this book, tears were streaming down my face and I am NOT an emotional person. As I sit here trying to tell you how great this book is the tears keep coming. Not because it was a sad ending but because the message was just so beautifully written and finally unfurls into the most beautiful Daffidil the world has ever seen!
A MUST READ!
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