Here on Earth
- Sprecher: Susan Ericksen
- Spieldauer: 8 Std. und 53 Min.
- Ungekürztes Hörbuch
- Erscheinungsdatum: 16.07.2009
- Sprache: Englisch
- Anbieter: Brilliance Audio
Regulärer Preis: 21,95 €
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Von krankykat Am hilfreichsten 29.12.2009
Beautifully described atmosphere yet somewhat unsatisfactory story
Alice Hoffman is known for the atmosphere she creates in her novels and how she gives life to places (small towns in New England). She manages to do this in this novel again. The atmosphere is beautifully described and it is easy to imagine the cold, the ice, the snow. The speaker has a beautiful voice which transports the mood well. The story itself, however, remained somewhat unsatisfactory to me. It deals with domestic violence and how hard it is to get out of an abusive relationship. The characters are credible - and the author goes to great lengths to describe them. Yet we do not really learn what happens with them in the end and it seems the way the abusive character is gotten rid of at the end is just too easy. I appreciate the attempt of mixing the beauty of language with such an important and tough topic, but I'm not sure whether this is achieved. I fear that the story itself uses the same romanticism it criticizes.