Absolutely. Between Dixon's narration and Sinclair's telling, the harsh realities of prison are laid bare. This book burrowed into my consciousness in a very personal way, so much so that when it was over I was truly lonely.
"Favorite" is not the right adjective for this book, but it would be either Billy Wayne or Jodi Sinclair.
The most riveting scenes should not be retold in the context of audible's general reviews. One needs to hear them in context. It's not a rosy book, so "favorite" is again not the right adjective.
There were nights when I had trouble sleeping. It wasn't a particular scene, but the general tension one has about the horrors of imprisonment.
In listening to this, I felt like I was truly in the old folks home listening to the main character think back on his life. Moraff really got the pace and language right for that. I can't think of a single other book I've ever read with that perspective. I also really enjoyed his masterful similes, bringing forth descriptions that painted the picture for all to see and feel, just as the narrator did.
I haven't read or seen the print edition, but I have to believe that hearing this tale from Patti herself is hard to beat. Her voice is a critical part of her, and you could feel the emotions in the way she spoke - she lived this story, she knows it. She could mimic Robert's voice and others in their entourage. And the emotion in those final poems - wow. I felt like I had a private audience with Patti.
This is a must. I've told about 5 friends that they have to get the audible version.
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