Maybe it was the narration, but I found this book difficult to follow. The transition from one time frame to the next was not clear or maybe not defined. I often could not tell which era they were talking about. A meandering plot is often more interesting, but in this case, just confusing.
This was a bit long, and bogged down at times, but the nature of the story kept me listening. Unusual characters with lots of eccentricity move the plot along. This feature was what kept me intrigued with the book, when I might have just hit the delete button.
I know this is supposed to be a "classic", but it seemed a bit repetitive to me. Each adventure seemed too much like the last. Seemed like there were entirely too many wild, drunken trips across the US, and not enough imaginative plot. His later works are much better.
This tale does hold your interest if you like "jane eyre" type novels. Enough mystery and plot twists to keep you listening.
plot is good. however the reader makes it difficult to discern who is talking (Nena, George, who?) Would be a better book with a different reader.
half way thru listening to part two, and still waiting for the "good" part!! yawn.
the first half was a bit slow, but as the novel progressed my interest picked up. Especially enjoyable was the description of Italian countryside and food ! Probably would have rated this better, if I hadn't enjoyed so many other Grisham novels.
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