The narrator and the content of the story painted vivid pictures of long ago and though salty on occation, was more likely the case of the times. The descriptions of the lodge and the winter storytelling were awesome.
This is one of the best Audible books I have yet purchased. Will Patton was the perfect reader. I highly recomend to anyone who enjoys a good tale from the past.
I liked this book. Great story telling of mythical American Indians and authentic personages in hyperbolic portrayals of life a century and a half ago.
Don't listen to the abridged version. I ended this book as I did Cold Mountain, wishing for more. If Charles Frazier was as prolific as Steven King, my life would be complete.
The first 1/4 was so enjoyable, his beautiful horse, his lover... Don't read this if you have a soft spot for horses. It's occasionally beautiful but quite melancholy. Forlorn, but hard to relate to the female lead who for no apparent reason comes and goes. I'm not so sure about his portrayal of native Americans either. Still it's memorable for me.
This is one of the dullest books I have ever read. I had to quit half way through. I loved cold mountain. This has no plot, very uninteresting characters, and sounds like a guy who has fallen in love with his own prose.
I believe that I would have enjoyed this book more the old fashion way, reading it. The story has potential, although I do agree with Gabriela in that prose is more important to the author than the story. But what made me put this book down is that the reader read every sentence as if it was some profound revelation or an earth shattering concept. I found that in itself very tiresome. I loved Cold Mountain, but feel Frazier's second offering is lacking.
This book is not what what was expected when reading the preview. It feels like reading a history book without any expectations. It probably should have rated lower but I liked the previous book of this author and hoping another will come out that matches it. This book is also poorly read. I kept having to force myself to listen.