Great book from start to finish. Narrator added the icing to this cake! I didn't want the book to end and ended up finding actual pictures of the participants in the race as well as some of the original articles from the author on the web. What an inspirational story.
I was hesitant to buy this book because of the negative reviews regarding the narrator, but the subject interested me enough to take a chance. I'm glad I did -- in no way did Ms. Wren's reading take away from the story. It's true that many of the characters sounded very similar, but Ms. Wren's natural voice felt 'velvety smooth' and, for me, contributed to my overall enjoyment of the book.
I enjoyed this book almost as much as I enjoyed, The Help. I say almost just because it wasn't as long. Like The Help, the different narrators in Mudbound added a level of enjoyment to the story that I would never have experienced had I read the book on my own. Once the story began, I did not stop listening nor did I need to 'rewind'. The story flows from the first sentence to the last, a 'down to earth (or mud)' kind of story that tugs at my heart long after I've finished.
An all-round enjoyable read. The narration is just perfect for the story.
Diane Setterfield's writing is phenomenal and the readers did the prose justice. I might just buy the book to highlight some of the most moving passages about books and reading I've ever seen (or heard). I lost myself in the story and I could not stop listening.
Want to hear what a 'perfect' audible book sounds like? This is it. The narrators voices are perfect -- each reflects her character in ways I could never have imagined if I simply read the book on my own. I was constantly torn between rushing to find out what happened and slowing down because I did not want the story to end. I still hear the narrators voices days after I've finished.
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