No, never read twice, but loved it.
Wonderful accents, intonation. Compassion for characters.
Laughed out loud at the critique of the restaurant.
A dull plot, unimaginative writing and drab as dishwater.
A pleasant voice and ability to do accents does not a narrator make! This one put the wrong emphasis on so many words it was hard to follow the story.
Fascinating cultural insight - east coat urban blight juxtaposed with Yale campus life.
The narrator and friend of Robert Peace is a wonderful self effacing story teller. He lays it all out and lets the reader draw his/ her own conclusions without presenting any dogmatic sociological or psychological commentary.
George Newbern has always been one of my favorite narrators but his performance on this one was less than mediocre. He has picked up the annoying and lazy habit of many narrators- arbitrarily placing incorrect emphasis on words in sentences in order to maintain some sort of cadence. Often, the entire meaning is distorted and the listener has to rewind. Clean up your act, George!
Just felt warmth for all the characters, warts and all. Jeff Hobbs is very thorough in his presentation so you get to know them well.
Absolutely. This book is disturbing, riveting, insightful, and will leave you pondering in the aftermath. It's unique - beautiful literature, character development, everything you'd expect in a good old fashioned classic novel, yet written by a young man.
Probably the best of 2014.
Mary Coin, Someone, Maine
Yes, but too many narrators have adopted the habit of placing the emphasis on the end of each sentence instead of reading it the way it was intended. It sometimes alters the meaning. She has a lovely voice but this book merits perfection. It's not enough to be facile with accents.
Eileen Leary, yet all the characters.
This may become a classic.
Absolutely. Be sure you have a big block of time because you can't shut it off. The narrator is fabulous - one of the very best! Very captivating book with lots to think about.
Wasn't crazy about any of them. The character development in this novel exposes everyone's flaws.
Dinner in Paris
Clair, because I don't understand why she considers herself completely blameless.
I only listen once, but recommend this book to everyone.
Interesting, Moves fast. A different view of perennial issues.
Complex characters are provocative.
He is the best narrator ever!! Great voice and pace. Made the book an absolute pleasure.
All of your narrators should be like Bernard S. Clark!!!
Yes. Captivating and enjoyable. Better to listen than read.
Leo. Insightful and funny. Really decent guy
He did them all so well, it's impossible to say. He was amazing!!!
A Peon to Charleston.
Thanks - loved it! I had heard a lot of criticism of this book,but like Pat Conroy and wanted to try it. Your narrator transformed it..
No one but an obsessive compulsive person who wants to listen to hours of repetitive ad irrelevant detail.
No, it is uniquely awful
Yes, just to see what he can do with a decent book, though I'm skeptical.
All of it. I'm an avid reader and I like just about anything. I find it difficult to believe this book was published.
I'm surprised you guys recommended this one.Still love Audible and have enjoyed so many books.
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