This audiobook was perfection. The story was extremely interesting, and the narration was ideal. The performances were spot on and I cannot imagine the characters being portrayed in any other way. This is a book that is truly a joy to hear read aloud. The pace is fantastic and the story remains interesting from beginning to end.
Having two different narrators was great- they both made listening enjoyable and portrayed their main characters well.
It made me think of The Glass Castle- how choices of our parents impact our lives beyond childhood.
No, I really enjoyed both readers performances and would definitely listen to other books they read.
I didn't have an extreme reaction, but did re-listen to several sections by Arthur .
This book makes me realize that a day spent feeling sorry for yourself is certainly a wasted day. Such a good story- I will definitely re-listen soon.
Loneliness, family, fear
Excellent readers really made the book
The entire story was moving because of the depth of the characters
My only complaint with the book was that it got a little tedious about three-quarters in. I felt it could have been an hour or so shorter without losing anything.
I have listened to many audiobooks and this one ranks very highly.
You felt like you knew these people, you ached for them, you bit your lip hoping they would make the right choice and squirmed in your seat when they didn't. You spoke aloud in the car hoping to coach them and were surpised when they couldn't hear you. You hurt for them and hoped for them. They were unlikely to be such sympathetic characters and yet they were. When the story ended, you hoped that they knew that you were pulling for them and you knew that you would miss them.
The narrators were perfect for their characters. In giving this book a recommendation to a friend I had a hard time imagining whether the story would have been as powerful if I had read it rather than listened to it. They really brought the characters to life.
I have never given a review for a book before, but felt I had to for this book. It was too good to miss.
I had been having a hard time finding a book in my normal genre so I decided to explore fiction and found this one. Way off the normal path my books take and I am so glad I did. I think I had forgotten how to listen to a simple story and enjoy it. How we don't need all the plot twists,evil seeds and action to make it good. Just like other reviewers, I fell in love with the characters and the narrators did such a wonderful job with them I cannot imagine anyone not liking this book. I am not going to repeat what the majority have already said. Read other reviews if you want more in depth. I'm just going to say.. even if this isn't what you are used to listening to.. if you are looking for something new or a change of pace or even waiting for the next in your series to come out..listen to Heft... it makes us remember why we like books/audiobooks.
Good books are hard to find!
The book is written in a way that makes putting it down hard. Keith Szarabajka does such a great job in this book.
Heft is one of those books that stick with you, long after the final page. It explores the lives of two people, Arthur, an obese, ex-professor and Kel, a 17-year old high-school student with a troubled mother. The writer delves deep into the thoughts and emotions of the characters as they struggle with relationships. The narration was superb. Highly recommend.
Yes, this an incredible story.
I listen to all of K.H. -
I am still thinking of this book and Keiths voice telling it. I listened over a month ago.
This was a really interesting story – unexpected, unpredictable, and thoroughly enjoyable. The narration was excellent.