Usually, I find the ratings on Audible to be highly reliable and I also cross-check them with Amazon. Owen Meany got great ratings from both. That is why I was so utterly disappointed with this book. I had to abandon it after about 9 hours of listening because it just would not keep my attention. The characters are interesting, but nothing happens. And I got incredibly sick of John Irving's political diatribes that seem to have absolutely nothing to do with the story (such as it was) being told. This is easily the worst audiobook I have ever purchased (and I have purchased about 100) and only the second one I have ever abandoned without finishing. The first one I abandoned because it was read by the author and the audio quality was horrible. This one I abandoned because the story was pathetic (the narrator was great).
Do NOT buy this audiobook. You will be disappointed.
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