I guess I should start by stating that the narrator was fantastic. Problem is, the characters were boring (except for Kiki), the relationships were so cliche and unbelievable, the writing was forced and boring, and there was never an end to the story! I actually thought I failed to download the last section. I am used to thrillers, so I thought this would be a nice change because I had read so many great reviews about how it was "funny" interesting and exciting. It was NONE of these things. I'll go back and listen to "Confederacy of Dunces," which is what I wanted to do in the firstplace. Now THAT is a funny book.
Contrary to the synopsis of this book, one thing this book is NOT, is funny. I mean, if you think it is, you must be a little twisted. It's well written and evokes a number of emotions but mirth is not one of them. I'm not terribly picky but this one is not really my cup of tea.
This book was wonderfully read--each individual voice was distinct without being exaggerated. But the book itself was deeply disappointing: a random series of encounters among a number of cliched characters. And then it ends without having come to any sort of satisfying (or even unsatisfying) conclusion. If I'd been listening to it on CDs, I'd have thought the last one was missing.
This book is horrible. I listened for a few minutes and then took it off my list. I am sorry that I bought this book and want my money back.
I rated this book 1 star because I was forced to provide a rating.