I found it sad and difficult to listen to Mudgirl/Mudwoman lurking, unhealed, throughout the book. I wanted so much for her to take more responsibility for her life and attempt to truly address the psychological darkness that eroded her personal happiness. Joyce Carol Oates is clearly a talented author and the book was well read.
The story is intriguing but lingered so long on in many areas and in ways that I could find no significance pertaining to the story or in a way I simply didn't care about that I got lost figuring out what it was "about". Resolving her current life with her childhood trauma? Running away only to be pulled magnetically, back? Facing her past? I could not tell therefore making it hard to mean anything to me.
Performance was good, it's mainly what helped me stay with the story to the end. Love her voice.
It was not clear from the beginning what this book was about. It didn't seem like its description.
Can't even tell what the genre is.
It detracted itself from the way it was written. The narrator can't take the blame for that.
The whole first half.
I would only recommend this to someone suffering from insomnia.
It was just too detailed with very little substance. I found it a difficult listen and could not get into the story. I gave up after about 8 chapters, I felt like I wasted my money on this one. I think the author just tried too hard to explain every little detail, it just didn't work for me.
I'm not sure.
I'm not sure there was that much bad about her performance, I think it was just the material she had to work with that made her performance boring.
It made me sleepy, every time I tried to listen to it I wanted to go to sleep.
Very good Book. Wonderful book. good.
Introduction narration. Nice lesson.Very nice.
Excellent book. wonderful book. Excellent.