I highly recommend this book. It is a far reaching story that analyzes the motives behind decisions that are made. The story unravels to show how rationalizing and/ or justifying our actions can hurt others at Thier deepest core. It also gives pause to examine how a person's conscience can become thier own worse enemy.
Likely not. I found the beginning to be slow. From about a third of the way through, to about 7/8 of the way through, it held me well enough, but the ending was both blandly predictable and blunt.
I thought Noah Taylor did a good job with his narration, in fact it was the only reaso to continue listening through.
I would have re written the ending!
I had to stop listening to this book because the narration was so difficult to understand.
I will ask a friend to borrow the book.
I have listened to numerous books on Audible. This was awful.
Sadly - a waste of my monthly credit......
it was easy to get drawn into the story. a little hard to follow in the beginning, but once the baby arrives. it's clear and embracing.
The story is truly original and so surprising throughout. I couldn't stop listening. And then crying! What a great book. And the narrator is one of the best I've heard so far. Each character was distinct and clear. And never heavy handed. Can't recommend highly enough
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I almost chose not to listen to this book based on other reviews that criticized the narrator. I'm glad that I took a chance and chose to make up my own mind. It was a little jumbled in the first couple of chapters. I had to get used to the rhythm of his voice. Now after listening I can't imagine it could have been any better with someone else narrating. His voice perfectly captured Tom and yet still brought life to the other characters. The story was heart wrenching. One minute I would feel one way about the events and just as quickly I would agree with the other side of the argument.
It's a beautiful story told in a beautiful way. Don't miss out.
Amazing! I can't wait to see the movie, although I'm pretty sure it won't do it justice. I have been searching for a really good book for a while. It didn't take long to get through this one. It was really hard to put down. Sad thing is, it's hard for me to decide who to side with still. I will definitely keep this one in my library!
The narrator's accent is far too much for this story - I had trouble listening to it and never made it past the first hour of the book. Wishing I could return it.
The narrator has a very calm voice which fits the main character but was pulling at some times that made me lose focus in the story and often difficult to hear what exactly he was trying to say.