The worldview portrayed in this book is just too fatalistic and hopeless. But the writing is excellent. Most of it deserves five stars, but that one aspect spoiled it for me.
I had to read this book for school. I had just bought an ipod so I said what the hell? I'll try this. I was amazed at how easy it was to get through the book. The only thing I have to say is that It won't help you read in a noisy place. His voice gets a little hard to hear in noisy areas. The beginning is a little slow moving and his voice is monotonous, but after you get a little bit into the book, his reading gets better.
Overall though I would recommend this to a student who has to read this for school. It is a great way to read this rather long book with a busy schedule.
Charles Frazier's narration kills this: flat, unemotional, monotonous even when the story itself is fast and exciting. I couldn't finish it as an audio; but it sounds like a great book. Too dull for drive-time.
For the first time, I found an audio book I couldn't bear to finish. I can tell the book is beautifully written, but I can't listen to the author's auto-reading. Some people were born to write, and some born to speak. Charles Frasier wrote a gorgeous book, but I had to think of the movie to connect the dots in the audiobook, because I kept losing my thoughts in the monotone, dull style.
Not the best book I have ever listened to, but pretty good. The author narrates the book, which I generally find to be a very good thing, and he does a wonderful job. It can get a bit long in some places, but for the most part, it is a good story. The characters are deep and interesting and the plot is rather good, too. Lots of imagery and descriptions.