I did not read the print version (this is the only Anne Tyler book I have listened to in audio) but as a devoted fan of Ms. Tyler's writing, believe that either version could deliver the emotional effect commonly found in Ms. Tyler's books.
The protagonist Aaron Woolcott. The true sorrow and love he describes when speaking of his wife, in spite of all the imperfections in their relationship-and themselves-was beautiful and heart wrenching.
I loved the narration. Mr. Heyborne's reading brought me to tears.
Better story and writing. I was not at all interested in listening past the first sexual encounter between Christian and Anna. I was bored and quite frankly bewildered at this book's popularity.
Sadly Ms. Bettoe sounds like the adult voice impersonating a teenager in the "To Catch a Predator" TV show
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