Newly retired, I am a reading fiend! I like many types of books, both fiction and non-fiction, with the exception of romance and fantasy
I purposely avoided this book and movie when they originally came out, as the violence of the initial attack seemed too harsh for entertainment purposes. However, I recently read the Audible and Amazon reviews and was convinced it was worth a monthly credit. I am so glad I listened to this story. It is beautifully written, the original attack was not overly drawn out, and the story was compelling and believable.
This, combined with an excellent narration by Will Patton, made for an above-average listening experience. Highly recommended.
Although I had seen the movie many years ago, the book was riveting and had some unexpected twists that delighted me. Will Patton is one of my favorite readers, and with Deliverance, he did not disappoint. Action, suspense, and courage are woven into a timeless tale.
One of my favorite moments in this book was Ed's awakening as he blends into the mist stalking his first deer. That scene outlines the awakening courage and determination that belongs only to this quiet, determined man. From out of the mist, he becomes a warrior.
Will Patton is captivating in his ability to tell a story. His voice is pleasing to the ear and he has the story-tellers uncanny skill at making you forget that you are listening and begin only to see the tale unfold.
Ed was my favorite character in this story. While he is not much to look upon, he has a compassionate heart, a grounded sense of self, and a raw courage that enables him to survive and lead others to safety.
A story that enticed me to keep on listening.
Climbing the cliff.
Deliver me from evil...........
Hard to stop listening to story line.
The best way to read.
This book is a literary gem! A piece of a man's past that is so overwhelming it changes his whole life. I was expecting a gruesome tale of backwoods sexual assault (like the movie). Instead, what I got was a unique story told by a content man whose life has changed forever due to one decision. The quality of writing is fabulous. I haven't read a book like this in a long time. Loved the detail. The narrator was outstanding! This is a must read if you are into literature or even up for a great story.
Yes - This is a classic book that everyone should read. The imagery, style and plot make for a great story.
The most memorable moment was when Ed discovers the man he shot might not be the man that he was looking for. This was an unexpected turn, and I was able to feel the same devastation he was feeling.
My favorite character was Ed. Will Patton portrays Ed perfectly, and you can relate to his character.
I would take Ed because he is a good man.
One of the top 10 books ever written.
The part where he climbs up the cliff is maybe the best piece of writing ever.
Will Patton is the perfect reader for this book.
Lewis, of course. So much going on in him.
If you don't listen to this book you are missing one of the great things of the world..
Probably not because I already know
I can't tell - it might give away one of the great parts :)
I think his leisure accent draws you into the personality of the main character.
Both. There was humor, suspense and sadness.
Great book! Ok, maybe I'll listen again!
Good as Movie
One of his Best
As you listen you get movie flashbacks, but Will Patton pulls you back to the book and lets your mind picture what the author wanted. Most books to Me are not as good as the movie but this book and Will made it better and replaces the movie scenes that were imprinted in my mind.