I just started this, and the reader (John McPhee) sounds awful. The sound engineers should have edited out all the breathing noises and the sound of his tongue arranging itself in his mouth. Awful. I'd really like to get my money back. My fault, I guess, because I didn't listen to the preview.
Hardcore Russo fans.
I started finding him cranky and tiresome.
The first several chapters are terrific. There just isn't enough of a story to last to the end.
Yes. The book is incredibly enlightening as well as engrossing.
A Fine Balance, the novel by Rohinton Mistry. Only this is all real.
I haven't listen to any other, but he's fantastic on this audiobook.
There are no "tidbits"--everything is important! The most eye-opening parts of the book are about corruption, which is ubiquitous.
Book was too straightforward--not enough literary texture.
Her voice has an anxious, tense quality that made the character seem unlikeable. Also, there were problems with her reading (the director should have caught these). She doesn't know how to pronounce Jewish words, she pronounces "Ramon" in two different ways, her Ramon accent is strangely Russian at times, and she's inconsistent--Ramon has an accent but his mother doesn't.
The book was very informative--I learned a lot about the adoption process by reading it. Anyone contemplating adoption will find this very useful and thought-provoking.
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