Mother of 8, grandmother of 7, RN and book nerd
I'll start by saying that I've read this book 4-5 times since I was 13yrs of age. It is one of my favorites and each time I complete it, I come away with something new. This audible was outstanding! I am a fan of Southern writers and will read pretty much anything written by one of these authors. Some are fair, some are good, and more than a few are great. Take a great writer and have his or her work narrated by Will Patton, and now you have a work that has been given breath, color and animation that cannot be replicated even if the work is set to film. Even if you have read this book before, let me tell you that you are missing and opportunity to experience it in an entirely new light with this audio version. Well worth the credit!!!!!
The story was good, but I got bored with all the description, and using every synonym possible in the English language in each sentence. Just not my style. I started losing interest by the time I got to the last chapters. I just wanted to get to the end of the story.
I love to listen to American books. Following the plot, keeping track of personal developments and intrigues while walking two miles to work
After a couple of chapters I stopped reading. I had the idea I was missing the gist of the story. I may try it again this August ;-)
Christian, attorney and lover of the pursuit of excellence in sports, the arts, and life.
Engaging Southern Story
the old testament
the right tone and everything else
This was a far better experience than I expected. I thought it would be too dense and difficult to be enjoyable. Perhaps I am just at a point in my life where I can appreciate a work of this quality and depth.
The read by Will Patton was simply amazing and confirms in my mind that he is the best.
Wow. Dense, complex prose lovingly clothes an uninteresting story about people you couldn't pay me to spend time with. I kept hoping for a 'Tobacco Road' grade of twisted characters but no cigar. Excellent performance but hard to love, or even have much interest, the story or the characters. Read it for the language.
This book is very descriptive.
I'm not sure.
I kept waiting for this book to get exciting but it did not, I was bored and often found my mind wandering when listening to it.
An outstanding treatment of race problems in the US in the first half of the 20th century; still relevant.
Several. Wonderful verbal pictures of difficult situations
The main actor or his involuntary lover
Not very highly. If I were to rank it with the limited experience I have had with readers, I would rate it at a "3" for "mediocre."
As I am already not a Faulkner fan, the grating overly intense reader, while he accurately portrayed the accents and vocals, made the story nearly unbearable at parts to listen to. Listening to his voice for 16 hours was very difficult on my ears, even to the point of soreness.
Will Patton does an excellent job with this Southern classic, as he narrates the story with appropriate accents and a pace that goes along with the unhurried pace of the protagonist's journey. A wonderful way to re-acquaint yourself with a famous work, or to explore it for the first time.
A little wordy at times, but a great way to sample Faulkner, and The South