It 's difficult to get an unbearableheadache, have insomnia, muscles might ache, and a reader might begin to feel fatigue AFTER the first 22 hours of listening to Paul Auster .... ( as steamy awesome as Paul Auster is!!!!).
I have no idea why MY PAUL turned off Paul Auster when he was telling us about Archie writing about Baseball for his High School paper in New Jersey.
Had 'my Paul' been in the room listening to a scene when Archie was at Camp Paradise, believe me, he would not have turned off the audiobook!
THIRTY NINE PLUS hours of listening to an audiobook- no matter how sexy- charming- and AWESOME my new -audio-husband was ....
and no matter how ENGAGING it was to follow the life of Ferguson- his family- his passions- his relationships- his hygiene and eating habits- his sex life- and his love for Amy Schneiderman -- 39 hours is a LOT OF TIME OUT OF A PERSON 'S life!!!
My original plans were to spend hours listening while hiking the trails.
spending as much time as I did with this book- almost 40 hours- feels like a love affair.
... ..The BEST advantage for investing long hours to the audiobook: I spent an enormous amount of my OFF time 'thinking' about the haracters and the relationships in this tal.
( the entire experience of sitting in the balcony eating hot dogs and popcorn with his mom for hours), photography, ( a special photograph of Ferguson), accidents, sickness, death, affairs, divorce, re-marriages, camp, school, sports, college, the war, drinking, drugs, schools, politics, Jews, foods, Jewish foods, Rose and Stanley ( Archie 's parents), civil rights movement, New York Riots, the Kennedy assignation, Columbia University, journalism, race:, ( black& white relationships equally), justice, bullying, lots of sex, friends of Archi really stand out- like Noah from his childhood and many others, Aunt Mildred was an nteresting character ...
( the year life got interesting and was changing), The humor was great and not forced, the adness was real, the warmth was real, The first trip that Archi and Amy take to Paris is wonderful, Lots of academic appreciation and literature, This book gave me some nostalgia for trees.
An ambitious novel -- one that is best to read when- not- feeling rushed.