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Sarah

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  • Between the Assassinations: A Novel in Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Aravind Adiga
    • Narrated By Harsh Nayyar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (96)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    Welcome to Kittur, India. Of its 193,432 residents, only 89 declare themselves to be without religion or caste. And if the characters in Between the Assassinations are any indication, Kittur is an extraordinary crossroads of the brightest minds and the poorest morals, the up-and-coming and the downtrodden, and of an India that modern literature has rarely addressed.

    nina says: "Great Listen, wonderful narrator!"
    "Ehh.."
    Overall

    Like Edwin, I purchased this book due to the sale price. Not something I'd recommend doing because you certainly get what you pay for. Not much. I've just finished the first half of the audiobook and doubt I shall finish it (unless extremely hard-pressed). There -is- a plot, it's just the same underlying one in all of the short stories. On the side of the main review, however, this plot does open up my viewpoint to things I mostly have not considered due to lack of exposure in the past, so mild kudos to that, but it need not be dragged out so long. Unless you have a serious thing for India, pass this one by.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Places: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Rebecca Lowman, Cassandra Campbell, Mark Deakins, and others
    Overall
    (4735)
    Performance
    (3956)
    Story
    (3977)

    Libby Day was seven when her mother and two sisters were murdered in "The Satan Sacrifice of Kinnakee, Kansas". As her family lay dying, little Libby fled their tiny farmhouse into the freezing January snow. She lost some fingers and toes, but she survived, and famously testified that her 15-year-old brother, Ben, was the killer. Twenty-five years later, Ben sits in prison, and troubled Libby lives off the dregs of a trust created by well-wishers who've long forgotten her.

    Glenda Jeffers says: "Riveting but brutal"
    "Thoroughly Enjoyed From Start To Finish"
    Overall

    The main character, yes, is indeed hard to swallow, but this book held me. One thing I didn't completely love, however, was the narration. Some of the male character voices played by women were mildly grating. Otherwise, the story was of fitting length and entertaining.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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