Great story and fantastic narration. I have nothing to add on that front.
About the quality, however...once an hour a sentence repeated itself. I'm assuming they recorded from a CD where the last sentence of a disc is repeated as the first sentence of the next disc. Also, the last 40 minutes of Audible's Part 3 were repeated at the beginning of Part 4. Not at all on par with Audible's usual quality...surprising and disappointing that they would let one of their best sellers go out in this condition.
Narration is fantastic, but for me the story was only somewhat interesting, probably because it was written more as a children's story.
Also, note that the version I purchased had a section repeat itself with about 3 hours left in the book, which was the death knell for me. I couldn't bring myself to finish it after that.
The narrator captures the emotions and characters well. My biggest problem with her narration is that she seems to use what I'm assuming is supposed to be a Midwestern dialect. However, for a listener from the Midwest, it just sounds like a Fargo-like parody of the Minnesota dialect. No Midwesterners I know (not even the Minnesotans I know) talk like these characters. I found it really distracting. I did notice one other similar review that commented about this...from a fellow Midwesterner.
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