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!
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...
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.
"... there are times when silence is a poem." - John Fowles, the Magus ^(;,;)^
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.