The book is great -- would recommend the hard copy since the poor quality of the recording really detracts from the enjoyment of hearing the story. The sound quality was poor (very muffled, scratchy), the background music was screechy and caused me to yank out my ear plugs several times. The narrator was great, but his voice, etc. suffered because of the bad production level.
Joseph Kanon is a terrific writer, I always enjoy his books -- they are tightly written, take unexpected turns, one can really get "into" the characters -- this was no exception. This book, like "The Good German" presents unique situations from unique perspectives, presenting an interesting (and educational) look at a political situation that has sometimes been stereotyped in pop movies and books...
I thought Boyd's performance was good -- the production was awful & the full impact of his performance could not be appreciated properly.
Depends -- the movie of "The Good German" was a sore disappointment, so don't know.
I would listen to this again -- I think its one of those books where you hear more of the story and understand more about the complex situation the more you listen to it.
Perhaps books like "1984" or "Farenheit 451" in that the futuristic premise is just a framework for exploring a more relevant (and very current) social issue.
Her performance enhanced the book, didn't detract from it.
When Molly (I think) has to leave her son behind, instructs him on how to survive on his own even though he is ostracized from the main society.
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