If this story had ended half way through the book it would have been a classic. Unfortunately, it went on and on. It's a sad story of how a family reacts to a young girl's rape and how the family is torn apart from the rape due to selfishness and inability to understand that a child should be helped more than an adult who chooses to drink his life away.
Not for a while. Just don't want to listen to a book that keeps going when it should have ended.
I have not listened to any of Scott Shina's performances before but thought he did very well with this book.
No, should it have?
Nothing, Jim Norton did a fine job.
I doubt it. Only if forced to and you had a noose nearby so I could choose to end it soon one way or another.
I have been trying to listen to as many classic books as I can and usually find myself enjoying them very much. I bought this book on recommendation from Audible that it is to become a classic. It may be the last time I ever take in consideration one of their recommendations.
If you like Robin Williams stand up comedian acts this book is for you. I, however, have never been a fan of Robin Williams stand up acts. Movies are a different story. Anyway, that’s what this book reminds me of; a lot of verbiage going nowhere. I can’t count how many times James Joyce list things and they really don’t add anything to the book but it’s done several times. I’ve listened up to Chapter 18 but am contemplating climbing an electric pole and licking the wires if I have to listen to any more. It seems to me to be a story about a man who either has had sexual relations with women or is dreaming about it. I’m not really sure where it’s going with this but it’s a constant repetitive feature of the book. However, occasionally they throw something in about Jews. Still I’m not sure where it’s going. List, Jews and sexual relations on a constant banner that just haven’t added up to anything in this book and by chapter 18 out of 25 you would think there would be some indication or clue that you might want to hold onto to keep going with this book but for me there is nothing.
Yes, just to catch the parts that I may have missed.
I suppose a male voice...he's a good narrator.
Yes, but I don't want to say as I'm afraid it will give away the story for other readers.
Great book...a must read
In the beginning this book started out very good and the story would have been great but I'm really getting tired of the sex scenes in these books. I'm not a prude but just really don't care to hear about anyone's sex life...and to tell you the truth with all these books once they hit the sex scenes they are all the same. I'm beginning to think they are all the same author under different pseudonyms. Whatever happened to leaving particular things up to one's imagination?
However, I love the story line of the book and except for the sex scene would have enjoyed the book immensely.
I'm not really sure at this time.
Be careful what you wish for
I think it's kind of a sad story about a dog's trials and tribulation to find his purpose throughout several lifetimes.
No, I haven't listened to any other performances but I thought he did very well.
The dog because the story is about him and his people.
I loved this book but not the narration. I have to say I might be partial as it takes place in the area in which I grew up. I thought the story was refreshingly scary and done well. It was not a rip-off of some other scary book. It was original. can't wait to read the second and third.
That it was a good horror story
His voices of women and the one boy were simply awful.
Pure evil at it's finest!
I would recommend if they just wanted a simple book to read
No not really
Simon Prebble was superb
This is a book for some quick fun but by no means what I would call good literature. The story isn't very good and at points gets quite redundant. The sex scenes also don't really do much to enhance the story either. It's not what I would call boring, though, and is good for a quick read.
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