No. Rarely listen to or read books twice.
True Grit. (Although I have only seen the movie). Because of the young girl in search of her father.
Freelance Book Reviewer at Midnight Book Girl
Winter's Bone is my book club's read for this month, and I thoroughly enjoyed the story. Despite the bleak setting and bleak circumstances, there's a redeeming grace in Ree's struggle to save her family home and to take care of her ailing mother and younger brothers.
Ree Dolly is a wonderful character- full of strength and good old fashioned gumption. Tough talking and even tougher physically, Ree still has tender moments with her best friend Gail, and her family.
I haven't seen the movie, so Emma was Ree for me. She put a lot of emotion in Ree's voice and just brought the whole Dolly clan to life.
I listened to this short book on New Year's Eve and the following day while driving to friends in another town. This book could easily be used in a creative writing class as an example of best practices. This book made such an impression that I Googled it and found a movie had been made as well, which I downloaded from NetFlix. If you like good contemporary literature, I highly recommend this book, and then check out the movie.
The Narrator's voice FIT, and fit well with the backwoods Ebonics....placed you there, sitting in the house by the pot belly...
the author makes you feel like you are right there in the scene witnessing all the sights, senses and emotions of each character.
no matter how bad things looked, you had faith that things were going to be ok
no, but it was a good reading
the main character - so mature and street-wise but still young and innocent and determined to make a home and
have family in Appalachian country - this story sheds light on a life deep in the hills and hollows that most people never see or hear about. it's simple, sad, heart breaking and sometimes beautiful and redeeming.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters were developed well by the author and narrator. The plot was interesting, with plenty of twists and turns to keep my interest. Living in Missouri, the setting in the Ozarks made the story even more interesting. My only disappointment was that it ended too quickly. the story line was rich enough that the book could have been developed with a much more powerful conclusion.
living in los angeles I drive a lot, so audio books save me from a lot of frustration!
I was so carried away with the exquisite language that it wasn't until I finished the book that I had to snap out of it and wonder -- what about that plot? The truth is, it was hurting for moments of true surprise. The main character was in plenty of peril; but it was like a slow moving bulldozer heading straight at her. A really good antagonist would have ratcheted up the stakes.
This was my first time listening to Daniel Woodrell and I was blown away by this book. His writing is like none other - you can almost taste his words they are so vivid. It is not an easy story to listen to but if you give it a chance you will not be dissapointed.
I don't know if this book lives up to the high praise, but it was a good story, an easy listen, and an excellent performance. Well worth a monthly credit.
Great reader makes this Ozark story come alive. The language is wonderful. Reminded me of True Grit -- another great listen. It is a shorter story that moves quickly through these back woods with strong characters that draw you into the cold, poverty and violence of the region. Well worth the time. By the way, way better than the anemic movie.