Too bad the entire book doesn't read like the author's afterword. The story is incredibly important, but the writing is amateurish and unbelievable. The dialogue reads like a public service announcement for "Save Darfur." On the other hand, the afterward is heartfelt, authentic, and beautiful. Much as I did not appreciate the writing, I'm glad I listened because I learned a lot about an important subject. I wish Tinsley had written a memoir of her experiences fighting to end genocide.
I would recommend this audiobook to anyone looking for an unpredictable, entertaining listen.
The narrator's southern accent is musical and brings the characters to life.
Katherine Kellgren's voice is easy to listen to and appropriate for this story, but where the heck was the editing and quality control??? There are many examples of a line being repeated, and at 11:50 of chapter 11 we are subjected to hearing the narrator stumble and exclaim with frustration. DISTRACTING!
This is a great story - Karp's characters are lively and fun. Unfortunately, the narrator, who has a great voice, make VERY AUDIBLE mouth noises....ick! I don't want to hear all that swallowing and smacking. I listen to a lot of audio books and I've never experienced this. It kind of wrecked the listen.
This is absolutely one of the best books I've ever listened to! The story is riveting and the narrator is a joy to listen to.
This book promised to be Twilight for grown-ups, but it is a sappy, cliched romance with a female protagonist who is as pathetic as Bella. Disappointing!
I am an avid audio book listener and I have NEVER heard a recording glitch like the one that occurs in Part 2 of Some Sing, Some Cry. At 19:39 minutes into chapter 9 of 10, the narrator begins, then says clearly, "No, let me..one more time." She begins again.
The narrator's voice is fantastic and she does all of the voices and songs beautifully. It's too bad her work was undermined by poor engineering.
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