I enjoyed the book and the narrator was very good in his expression. He did, however drop off the end of his sentences making it very hard to hear and understand much of the story, unless there was silence around me. I won't buy another book with this narrator for this reason.
The story was a good one
The characters and the story.
No - the last part of every sentence was impossible to hear! He started out each sentence in a normal tone, and whispered the end, making it impossible to hear what was being said. I was so frustrated with the narration that I will be sure to never listen to one of his performances again!
It would have been great with someone who spoke so that I was able to listen to the entire story - not just the first portion of each sentence!
A compelling story that had me wondering, "what would I do if I found myself in any of these situations?" As an American, I found myself looking for the "hope" in the story; if not a happy ending, then the moral or message. Perhaps there's one in the character Frank, but mostly it is just a very moving story very well written. There are several points where I found I wasn't just tearing up, but weeping.
UNFORTUNATELY, the narrator drops the ends of his sentences and i could not understand him unless i slowed down the speed to .75 and turned up the volume too high. His characterizations were wonderful, but he must not be professionally trained. Too bad. it made it VERY frustrating to listen to. This of course would not be a problem if you decide to read it in paper form.
I really enjoyed this book, once I finally got through the first few chapters. It's started off very slow and I found myself putting the book away a few times then coming back to it. Finally I got the audio book and literally couldn't stop listening till the end. The narrator was great and as I said one you get past the first few chapters and really get a feel for the story, you'll be hooked.
It was so sad and heart breaking yet so real and makes you think, "What would i do in this situation?"
Loved this story. It was difficult to get into at first and the narrator speaks very quickly with a heavy Australian accent so that made it a bit challenging at first but loved it.
The narrator's voice trails off into quiet mumbles on EVERY sentence. I constantly had to adjust the volume and rewind trying to piece together what he was saying. Has nothing to do with this accent...just a terrible pattern. It was hard to enjoy the story...which was intriguing because the narration was so bad.
Fantastic reading and engrossing story. The end was a bit rushed in terms of wrapping things up, which it did rather neatly, but at the same time it felt like the right kind of ending. I'd recommend it.