The story was typical Griffin. Even with the flaws, it was enjoyale to listen to. A little sex mixed in with the action.
As with all Griffin novels, the historical context is compelling. Given the flying Tigers were real, pretty presumptuous to make Canady the first ace of the AVG.
The narration was pretty bad. Rossutto has about three male voices which he recycles through out the book. With the exception of Canady, the voices don't match the characters and his inflection doesn't match the tone of the story. Worst was Witaker who is supposed to be a cynical young man. Instead he sounds like an enthusiastic, niave school boy. I found it funny when two characters with the same voice up to that point in the story appear in the same scene--one of the two characters suddenly changes voice. I do give him credit for the female voices. Even though read by a man, they actually sound feminine, a skill many narrators don't have. I wish the publishers would use two readers--male and female.
This audio book is broken into chapters and subchapters. i.e. Chapter 4; 1, 2, 3... Each subchapter should be on a seaparate track, to make stepping through the books easier when I lose my place. Book 1 of the series is formatted this way.
The narrator was superb. I'm not sure I could follow the Dickens' convoluted language reading my self.
His ability to do both men's and women's voice without sounding foolish
The audioubook rate above average. The narrator performance compensated for a rather tedious and wordy story.
The ending was pleasant, but contrived. King does a poor job of tieing all the threads together for a logical conclusion. In the end he sums up all the unexplained time travel paradox with a simplistic supernatural explanation. Becasue the ending didn't really ties into the plot, King could have pasted the ending into several points of the novel and ended much earlier.
Jake/George. Wasson does a great job making the characters distinct to the listener. Each characters' voice is consistant, and his female falsetto is believable.
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