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Betsy

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  • The Burgess Boys: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Strout
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (522)
    Performance
    (445)
    Story
    (450)

    Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a sleek, successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a Legal Aid attorney who idolizes Jim, has always taken it in stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan - the Burgess sibling who stayed behind - urgently calls them home.

    Susianna says: "Some Secrets Shouldn't be Kept"
    "bad Maine accent"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    The narrator. There is a comment in the story that people who imitate Maine accents are excruciating for Mainers to hear. This is the case with this narrator. The story really needs to be read by a native Mainer.


    Would you recommend The Burgess Boys to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. Because of the narrator.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Her Maine accent sounds nothing like the real thing.


    Was The Burgess Boys worth the listening time?

    Yes, because the story is engrossing.


    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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