It seems like an interesting premise, but the story does not deliver. It drags on and nothing interesting ever happens. Too much repetition, you can only listen to the grandparents say "Nothing/Something" so many times before you want to stop listening. The parts where the grandparents are telling their story are the worst. Oscar is interesting and funny, the whole book should have been about him.
This book starts out really slow and I felt lost in the beginning. It does get more interesting as you listen, but overall the book was boring for me. I listen to books on long runs and I like books that keep my mind engaged. This one just couldn't hold my attention. There were many times that my mind would wander and I'd realize that I wasn't even listening. I do agree that the narrator is talented and did an exceptional job. But that wasn't enough to keep me interested in the book. By the end I was just waiting for it to be over.
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