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.
Fast approaching retirement as a life long oncology nurse. I love family more than anything. I enjoy reading (audio only), movies, travels, paper crafting, photography, gardening and just being alive.
I saw the movie many years ago when it came out. I always felt "creeped out" about the movie. Now that I have read the book, I know the whole story. I know the real "ending". The book is not creepy. It is intense though. I love it when a book is in first person. A movie just can't portray those thoughts. Great book, author and narrator. Forget the movie. Read the book. How one trip down a river changes many lives forever.
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.
Love to exercise while listening
Not sure. I thought this was more about adventure.
I'm glad this was over. A little too deep for me.
I couldn't separate myself away from Remember the Titans. I guess his voice was perfect for this. His slow southern drawl.
Don't think so.
Absolutely blown away by the narration. So would've thought will Patton was so good
Really enthralling book and great American novel.
All... He nails it. Riveting book you just want them to get away
Old book breathed new life by narration
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