The narrator ruins this story. He is too dramatic and has no variation to his storytelling. Too bad because the story is good, but I can't get past the dry narration
Maybe my expectations were set so high after reading the Middlesex. You might find The Virgin Suicides an impressive book if you have not read the Middlesex. It still has some of the nuances, thorough character developments, and intriguing twists that you find in Eugenides writings. I was more impressed by the early chapters and as it got closer to the end of the book, I didn't enjoy it that much.
Yes I would recommend this audiobook because it's a great story and the narrator was excellent.
The sadness of three girls committing suicide
No this was this first so can't compare
Made me sad in parts
Great read. Give it a try
First off, some reviews here said the narrator is awful. I don't agree. I think he did a great job. He didn't sound like he's reading, and he conveyed the characters well.
3.5 stars. Interesting concept. I couldn't help being compelled by these young girls committing suicide...why? how? when? where? ...Interesting also is the way the story is told – from the point of view of a neighborhood boy obsessed with the girls. The girls themselves were mysterious and intriguing. But the book has negatives, mainly that there were many times that the author put in far more detail than necessary, such as delving deep into minor characters who have no relevance to the story. I like detail, but much of it was so superfluous that it annoyed me. Sometimes the author would wax poetic, trying to sound profound and deep, but really was just spouting a bunch of b.s. Overall I liked the book, but I didn't love it. It held my attention, and it's worth the read. But not a book I'll gush about to others. His book Middlesex was much better.
Yes, I love the use of the first person plural narration. It is inclusive and allows the listener to become engrossed in the story.