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.
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.
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.