My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973. My murderer was a man from our neighborhood. My mother liked his border flowers, and my father talked to him once about fertilizer.
This is Susie Salmon. Watching from heaven, Susie sees her happy suburban family devastated by her death, isolated even from one another as they each try to cope with their terrible loss alone. Over the years, her friends and siblings grow up, fall in love, do all the things she never had the chance to do herself. But life is not quite finished with Susie yet . . . The Lovely Bones is a luminous and astonishing novel about life and death, forgiveness and vengeance, memory and forgetting - but, above all, about finding light in the darkest of places.
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Von CRoth1964 Am hilfreichsten 10.09.2010
A recommendable story
I had already read the (paper) book several years back, and I decided to listen to the story again to refresh my memory. The story started straight with the fact that young Suzy had passed away and the details thereof. I fully understood the characters and could identify with them. Suzy's narration was very touching and direct, she could watch everything that was happening from "her heaven". I liked the story, but found that it sometimes dragged on too long and was a bit long winded and at stretches somewhat boring. Perhaps this was due to the fact that I already knew the storyline? All in all, a recommendable audio book, and a very able and suitable reader.
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Von Mike Am hilfreichsten 10.04.2010
Eine wundervolle und berührende Geschichte, die aus einer ungewöhnlichen Perspektive erzählt wird. Aus dem Stand eines meiner Lieblingsbücher geworden und ich freue mich sehr, dass ich die deutsche Version (die es leider noch nicht als Hörbuch gibt, aber ich will sie jetzt eh lesen) noch nicht kenne und so noch komplett vor mir habe. :-)
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