I bought this book on sale which made it worth it, It wouldn't have been worth it if
i'd used a credit to get it since there are much better books out there to listen to.
The narrator's voice really bothered me.
For me it did because she narrates a lot of mediocre murder mystery novels and that's all I could think of while listening.
Yes, not my favorite narrator or author but I would give each another listen.
I have not.
If I wanted to hear another book because of the story but not just because of his narration, it's kind of dull.
Maybe, because it would have to be shorter than this drawn out version! The story is potentially an interesting one but it goes on and on with more and more bad luck for this poor family due to (the father) Bo's inability to stay in one place and his compulsion for trying get rich quick schemes one after the other. I got a little exasperated with the mother character for sticking with him, (and standing up for him and going along with him etc.) but I suppose it was a different time in history and women were supposed to "stand by their man". It's apparent the mother feels she made the decision to be with Bo and now she has to live with that decision but that got a bit tiresome after his continual behavior and cycles of bad temper and uprooting the family again and again for some unrealistic money making scheme.
I think the length, (and I usually like long audio books) paired with this narrator's voice makes this book hard to stick through to the end. I remember thinking in the first third of the book "There's two more sections to go?" I think it should have and could have been shortened and it would have been just as good if not better and all the important things could have been retained.
Cheryl Strayed yes - Bernadette Dunne no
I don't know, can't think of one.
She did not sound like the right age person to be telling this story. I think I have heard other books she's narrated that were crime drama's and it made the narration seem tacky to me. I think a younger sounding narrator would have been better, even though the author is older now, the story is about a time when she was in her 20's.
No, the story was mostly about the life of and the experiences of the author while she was on the PCT and that was a one time journey, at that place and time.
If there were a different narrator younger sounding I think I would have really enjoyed the audio book.
I thought Julie Dretzin did a great job as the narrator.
Not sure I would recommend to my friends because although a lot of it rang true, the main character was just so self obsessed that it got a little bit old.
I thought she was good at doing all the characters voices.
I don't know that I can see this as a movie maybe a TV series but there wasn't enough of a plot to make it into a movie, although as I listened imagined the Sugerman character to be a Ryan Gosling type guy. I bet he'd make a good Sugerman. The rest of the characters didn't have a strong enough image in my head to image who would be good portraying them in a movie.
I usually like to listen to long books but I got a little annoyed this one with because of the self obsession of the main character. I suppose most high school kids are still uncomfortable with themselves and awkward but the main character was sooooo concerned about how she appeared to everyone at the prep school that I began to feel less sympathy for her and more like she was so self conscious that she was vain.
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