I love the combination of Orson Scott Card and Stefan Rudnicki. They are both such fabulous storytellers. This book was a fascinating listen, and a great beginning to a series. It was a little similar to Alvin Maker, but it was evolved to a new and unique level. I'm excited to hear the next one!
I really loved this book! I've been going through the Audible essentials list, and this is a truly great audio book. The ending in particular is really sweet. I love the way the dual storylines get woven together. The 90, or 93 year old Jacob reminded me of taking care of my partner's 92 year old grandmother-- I always loved the little snippets of stories that survived in her mind. Such a sweet book!
The language and sexual content of this book didn't bother me, as it did other reviewers, but it is one dark story. It delves deeply into all aspects of cultural shadow, and I got really tired of listening to it. I actually chose not to finish it, tried it again, and then re-decided not to finish it. I was surprised to see it the Essential Audible list. I loved Anansi boys. It was much lighter, and had a spectacular reader. If you're going to pick one of the two, go for that one.
This is a lovely story, the color of golden honey. I actually listened to the whole thing in one day. A beautiful, fistful of unconditional love. I highly recommend it, especially if you're home alone.
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