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.
Will Patton did a wonderful job of narrating this gripping tale. It was difficult to leave the book even for a short time. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Will Patton's reading seemed very natural, especially considering the locale for the story. I became enveloped in his presentation, and would not change it.
It kept me very involved. I felt knots in my stomach frequently, and was concerned for the characters. I loved this book!
One of my favorite books for listening.
Will Patton did an excellent job of narration in this book. I'd seen the movie, but had never read the book. The movie follows the book pretty closely.
I thought the whole story was quite engrossing, since I finally finished listening at 3 in the morning.
Likes any genre so long as it is done well.
Absolutely. Felt like I was in Appalachia. A Bill Bryson trip gone terribly wrong.
There were several. This was a stay in the car a little while longer book.
Great accent, pacing.
Not that kind of book. I'd be worried about people moved by this book.
There is no question as to how good Dickey's storytelling is, we know it is a brilliantly done movie as well ... the question is how does it work as an audiobook ... ? It's all down to the reading as we know. Actor Will Patton is an interesting choice as narrator. His voice can have a tendency to call attention to itself (too easily identified with roles he has played in movies perhaps). But this was only a small distraction, once the story gets going, he delivers an appropriately dark rendering. The only disappointment I have is that James Dickey himself didn't do the reading, THAT would have been spectacular!