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Carey

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  • Eutopia: A Novel of Terrible Optimism

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By David Nickle
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (54)
    Story
    (50)

    The year is 1911. In Cold Spring Harbour, New York, the newly formed Eugenics Records Office is sending its agents to catalogue the infirm, the insane, and the criminal - with an eye to a cull, for the betterment of all. Near Cracked Wheel, Montana, a terrible illness leaves Jason Thistledown an orphan, stranded in his dead mother's cabin until the spring thaw shows him the true meaning of devastation - and the barest thread of hope.

    Abraca says: "Entertaining"
    "Eutopia: A Terrible Novel"
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    What disappointed you about Eutopia?

    The reader did his best, but the story is confusing; the characters without substance; and the scenes of racial prejudice more in line with myths of the Old South rather than frontier Idaho. First time in 20 years of audio book listening that I failed to finish a novel. Skip it.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Already listening to the Anne Rice novel about the werewolves.


    Did Oliver Wyman do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    I have no complaints about the reader - a nice, trained voice and good story teller.


    What character would you cut from Eutopia?

    As many as you'd let me.


    Any additional comments?

    Nope.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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