The performance was good, unfortunately, there were voices in the background. It sounded like someone was "performing" a book too close to him. I found it distracting at times, sometimes so much so, that I needed to re-listen a part. 😕
If you're not the lead dog, then the view from behind never changes
No, I wouldn't necessarily say that the audio version is much better. In fact, I did like the book better because of all the details that made the story so great. But I did enjoy listening to it as well.
That this could have happened, and it probably has happened in real life. Twins have a very unique experience to share that most of the general population doesn't. But more often than not, I have found with the twins I know, and I know several, that even though they may be identical, they are very much different in so many ways just as other siblings are. And this much is true, quit vividly reveals just that.
I really enjoyed Ken Howard's reading. Since I had read the book already prior to listening to the audio, you get this sound in your head that you develop that you think the character's voice sounds like. Ken Howard was spot on with that voice I had developed in my head of Dominick.
Tough question. The obvious choice is Dominick, but Thomas rightly so runs a close second. Actually I truly enjoyed every character in the book except for the guards.
I know this much is true. That these kind of situations frequently unfold in real life. And while it is tragic, I mean all of it, the mom, Ray the step-dad, Dessa, Joy, and Ralph, not just Thomas, I'm truly glad that Dominick finally found happiness in spite of all the pain.
You can hear someone talking in the background through most of the story... The musical"segways" are awful and poorly placed. That being said the narrator was very good. The book itself was spectacular. Worth getting.
If you had told the WHOLE story. I'm shocked that you edited this!!!
Yes but he tended to make Thomas whiny all the time - he did OK
Don't take this review wrong - i LOVED the book when I read it and was looking forward to hearing it as my 1st Audible book and I was soooo very disappointed. The content was edited (non of the grandfathers story was told!!!).
I was shocked and very unhappy to hear background noise!! Big fail on my 1st book Audible!!
I didn't think I would like this book..... I LOVE it !!!! Couldn't put it down or stop listening. the Narrator was AMAZING and would read more of him if available.