This book is amazing with a plot twist I could not have imagined...as good as the book was on it's own merit, it was made a hundred times better by the narrator. He was perfect and made this book really come to life. I give it 5 stars all around!!
This story did not only meet my expectations but zoomed right past them. I honestly don't think there could have been a better book for me to listen to and read(I decided to read it for myself as well) the minute I heard the first sentence I instantly fell in love with the book, the performance might I add was indeed perfect and untouchable on the scale of amazingness (made up word) it really could have lead me to believe that Charlie was reading the story of I didn't know any better. Such a great book experience that couldn't have been fulfilled without the performance. It inspired me to write a book myself called "rejects" I'm still working on it though.
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Noah Galvin puts true character to the voice of Charlie. His slight variations differentiate characters seamlessly and comfortably. The book is wonderful and heightened by this performance.
The sentences of this story :
But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.
Sam answered the phone. And it was so nice to hear her voice.
I loved the story, but I couldn't get over the narrator. He was fine when he was just being Charlie, but everyone else he threw in at times sounded about the same and not very well.
I have now read this book three times, and I still love it more than any book I've ever read. Every time you read it, it means something new. Every time you read it, you need it for different reasons. Simple, and explicitly blunt, the author's voice is brilliant, soothing, and full of philosophical insight that we all know... but somehow forget. This book's a keeper, and I know I'll read it over and over.