I love Jon Kabat-Zinn and this is an excellent book. Also, I enjoyed his narration, HOWEVER, why oh why do audiobook producers add music to the narration??!! It always, (no I'm serious, ALWAYS) interferes/competes with the narration and sometimes makes it next to impossible to hear the WORDS being spoken. This is so aggravating to me. I don't play music when I read a book, why would I want to listen to music when I listen to a book? Apart from this completely distracting issue I recommend the audiobook based on what the author wrote, not the production. I suppose I'll have to buy the book as well so I can read the portions that I couldn't hear because of the music. It's really maddening.
HANDS DOWN one of the best books I have EVER read-and I'm not a young adult!! I'm 49 and I LOVE this book and I LOVE Allan Corduner's narration. The most perfect marriage of story and narrator. Thank you Markus Zusak!!!!! You're a brilliant writer!!! Thank you Allan Corduner!!! You're an amazing story teller! I didn't want this book to end and when it did I cried because I missed it so badly. These characters feel like a part of me and I am a part of them. The story feels like a part of me and I'm a part of it. It was a profound experience.
I tried so hard to enjoy this book but I was so distracted by the irritating voice of the narrator that I couldn't keep my mind on the story. I finally gave up about 3/4 of the way through the book. I agree with one of the other reviewers-it sounded like a bad Cary Grant imitation. I'm disappointed because I'd love to listen to another Chief Inspector Gamache book by Louise Penny but they're all narrated by the same man. I'm disappointed.
I love the audible Agatha Christie books particularly those narrated by Hugh Fraser. This is another excellent one.
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