I only have listened to the audible version, not the book version. I wasn't aware that there was a difference.
Laura was the most interesting character - they switch through to first-person for most of the characters mentioned in this book. I liked how we got a different perspective from each of the participants, and how the story was pieced together.
This book is about a recently-moved to the country family and the sharecropper families they have working for them - it involves the racial tensions in a small deep-south town shortly after WWII. Its quite the story and I would recommend it!
I would definitely recommend this book to a friend because it's simply well written. The author did a great job of consistently making you wonder what will happen next, even though you may think you know where the story is going. Considering this book involves one of the most famous assassinations in history, tells it in a fresh and new perspective while weaving in the personal stories of the protagonist, it is a feat of storytelling genius.
The best part of experiencing this book was listening to Michael York's performance of it. He really just became the storyteller - he would kinda change his voice for the different characters and made the book even more interesting
I was disturbed by the very constructed society and the lack of imagination and originality of the people that inhabited this book. I would hope that if they tried to get rid of books and movies that had meaning, there would be more of an outcry. This book made me think about how easily our society could slip into someone's version of a 'utopia'.
I would listen to this again because of the different perspectives each character brings to this story. The characters are interesting - some I could connect with while others were not good people but I still wanted to hear what they were thinking and experiencing. I really felt that listening to the audio version brought life to this book since each section was based on a different character and therefore had a different voice. Hearing the struggles each of these women go through is difficult at times, but by listening to the story you experience it with them.
One of the most memorable scenes was when Revka describes the death of her daughter at the hands of the Romans - and her revenge.
I liked that each of the narrators's voices matched the character they were portraying and did so believably.
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