These characters are so expertly crafted that they'll stay with me for a long time. I was there. I saw these people. I believed every word. I would listen again, and I would recommend this short book to anyone. I can't wait for more from this author. The narrator was perfect and her performance was flawless.
sure, characters needed to be more dimensional, characters just kept coming out of the wood work not knowing who and where they came from...
seeing the depth of the relationship between the father and the daughter
wonder about the characters and how they moved on..
Why did I wait so long to listen to this? Book came highly recommended to me a long time ago and I finally did listen to the story...what a great, well written book! While the narration was a little lackluster, the story kept me listening attentively until the end. Can't wait to check out the author's other books.
I didn't care for the vocabulary the author used in this book. I thought it wasn't fitting for the story. I didn't really care about the characters and had a hard time staying interested.
I listened to Emma Galvin in Divergent and I got this book because she was the narrator. I thought she was excellent even though I didn't care for the story.
I don't think so.
"Never. Never ask for what ought to be offered." As if the Ten Commandments weren't hard enough to keep, girl-child Ree has been given this 11th mandate from the local culture of the Ozarks. How she functions, how she tries to "make it" (deer stew, for example) is a gripping but poetic story. You'll encounter a young woman who may "never have only her own concerns to tote." You'll try to rest in the "pious shade and silence pines create." Mostly, you'll want to get to know Ree. I wished she'd be my friend... and she was.
This had the makings of a good book but the plot was very weak/shallow. I understand the struggles of this family but for goodness sake, give the readers something to hold on to.
Emma Galvin's narration was the only reason I finished this one. Good job Emma.
What makes this a great audio book is the narration by Emma Galvin--her voice is what brings the character to life. Perfect choice.
no, far too depressing in content and hard to follow as audio
I like her reading, good timing
I love the narrator so much, I'll seek her out to hear additional books read by her.
I think I got a picture of Ree, the main character, in the opening moments of the story as she looks across the creek in front of her house longingly at meat hanging in a neighbor's yard.
No, but I look forward to.
An inside look at the lives of the life of the mountain Ozark people...
I selected this book based on a very enthusiastic comment written by someone else. I think that comment should remain the top one. The writer said she had never before been inspired to write a comment...
Absolutely. The writing is raw and emotional and I can't imagine a more fitting narrator. Her coarse, immature voice adds an edge of realism to the heartbreaking tail.
The beating. I don't want to post a spoiler but it's never to be forgotten.
There is nothing I could criticize about her performance. She slips into an Appalachian slang with ease yet remains perfectly understandable and her dialog is simply alive.
Life's hard in the hills.