Mark Bramhall did an excellent job reading the book. He is now one of my three favorite readers, the other two being Joe Barrett and Campbell Scott.
The story was interesting a kept me involved. Not as good as PI, but still quality writing. It will definately appeal to the morbid soul.
The content was entertaining and fascinating. A lot of "oh wow" moments. What was really good was Malcolm's read. He is an excellent reader--right on point with his inflection and cadence. I thought it had to be a professional reader.
I normally don't comment on books, but this one I could not resist. I thought it would be insightful about the human condition in difficult times. Instead, it was boring. The author just went on and on about uninteresting details regarding walking, cooking, clothing, and weather. Even the reading was bad. I am never getting another Oprah book.
I listened to this book because Joe Barrett read it. Joe did a great job in The Lay of the Land, so I figured his skill would carry over to Shibumi. It was a challenging read because of the vast amount of characters, male and female, from different countries with different accents. I am not sure anyone could have done it better. The book itself is interesting and worth the time.
...if you are a competitor of mine. I shouldnt give this a good review...so it is a lousy book. Dont read. If I am going to win, you should not read this book.
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