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!
I read this many years ago and was blown away then by the way it was written.
Well Traveling this same journey again via audiobook was nothing short of amazing.
The Narration blew me away. Will Patton, you were fantastic!!!
Do not pass this by...
A bit slow in the beginning but after that it's a roaring white water adventure. A terrific story line and fully developed characters.
I enjoyed listening to this book 25 years after I saw the movie. I probably read the book at about the same time. I think Will Patton adds something to every book he narrates.
A strong story that leaves one uneasy with the conclusion that you can lie, cover your tracks and not only get away with it but live a happy and untroubled life. Heavy on the consequences of bad decisions and playing follow the leader. Very strong narration.
Captivating story. Well read by Will Patton. Thoroughly engrossing. This one will keep you glued to your MP3 player.
A part-time buffoon and ersatz scholar specializing in BS, pedantry, schmaltz and cultural coprophagia.
What could be better? A story about 4 men, 2 canoes and one river. A transformative, bada$$ novel. At one level simple, but the water of this novel runs DEEP.
I haven't watched Deliverance in a very long time, but I decided to read the book. When I was a kid, I was never into Tom Sawyer, Hardy Boys, or other boyhood adventures. I found them to be too slow and too clean for my liking. At the time, I probably watch Rambo First Blood without my parents' supervision until the video tape broke. I was that kid that blew up his army men, played with matches and explore dark hidden paths, where little boys shouldn't go.
What makes these books and movies so great, such as Deliverance and Rambo, there is no language barriers to tell the story. The plot isn't too complex for someone to follow. Understanding the dialogue isn't important as watching the action in the movie. You can know what is going on just by watching the characters on the screen.
One of my memories of my grandma is, she used to love watching old western movies. My grandma barely spoke English, but the movies was straight forward enough for someone to understand without words. I cannot remembered if she watched Deliverance with me, but when First Blood was release on VHS, I can remember watching it over and over with her.
James Dickey wrote Deliverance to be simple and fast pace. It is not a complex story at all, but the simplicity of the plot and basic character development makes the movie and book a classic.
Next time, try muting a movie, such as most kung fu flicks from the 70's and you will be amaze at how much you understand the plot.
I downloaded this book to play in the car with a male friend. He's not into books on tape, but I thought he might get caught up in the action. Unfortunately, it didn't work for him and although I did listen to it through to the end, it was a bit grueling for me. I think it's more for people who like mystery, danger and adventure in a older style pen.
I think he did what he intended to do, and I think it's a great book for the right audience. Probably I should have passed on this one, since this isn't my typical genre.
Not sure. I think the narrator was fine.
I felt a little on edge throughout, which I think is intended.
Don't let my review stop you. If this is a genre you enjoy, it's not a bad book.