This is the fifth book I've experienced by Henning Mankell, the first audiobook. The story is unique and subtle and poignant, strange as only real life can be. Henry Strozier has a voice that perfectly suits the main character. The story begins slowly and flatly to express the emptiness and desolation of this man's life, yet moves forward with the events that pull him back into the land of the living. I both laughed and cried while listening to Italian Shoes. I will listen to this again one day, with great pleasure.
The subtlety of this unique first-person story.
The main character, this damaged, vulnerable and greatly flawed man.
The party for the dying Harriett. Beautiful.
Enjoyed Mankell's writing, as always, and Robin Sachs did a terrific job. I'll be looking for more books narrated by him.
Loved with relationship between Wallender and his daughter.
I feel that Henry Strozier's reading enhances an excellent and readable story.
The character Sam Simoneaux seems like a real person -- kind, gentle, flawed, a man with realistic ambitions and unfortunate luck who perseveres. All the characters in Mr. Gautreaux's story are unique and realistic, some more fleshed out than others. The story flows along with the ups and downs and drama of ordinary life in a difficult time in American history.
I seek out books read by Henry Strozier. His voice soothes my mind, as well as bringing characters to life. He paces a book perfectly so every word has the significance intended by the writer.
A story of loss and living.
This is one of my favorite books read in the last several years. He is a wonderful Southern writer. I have shared with friends who also enjoyed it.
I would listen again to nearly anything read, for me, by Will Patton.
Will Patton gives individual voice to each character in the story, with just the right nuance and emphasis.
Mr. Burke is a master at varying the pace and rhythm of his narrative, so that you rock along enjoying the ambience and then are shocked and compelled when action and sometimes violence occurs.
The voice of the reader is a deal-breaker for any audiobook. Will Patton is the best there I've ever found.
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