Yes. I think the narrator added a lot of emotion to the story.
The complexity of the relationships. The story was complicated and perverse while remaining very real and compassionate.
Eva. She is the only character that we really get to understand and whose mind we get to delve into.
I felt very emotionally drained at the end. Not only does the conclusion surprise, it also adds a level or realness and sorrow that I found extremely moving.
This has been one of my favorite audiobooks, not only because of the story but also because of the performance. Overall I think the novel is well worth a read.
I think both would be equally enjoyable.
The characters. You really learned to love the characters and I, particularly, was anxious to know how the book ended.
I like that the book was 'educational' and 'political.' I use quotations because obviously race and civil liberties is a MUCH LARGER subject, but at least the author isn't afraid to go there.
Even though there were difference voices for the characters they all mimicked each other at the appropriate times and I felt like the narrations were constant.
I will admit I got a bit teary toward the end, however I still felt hopeful and committed.
Yes. But not for a while.
Yes. This book is noted for being a deviation from King's traditional thriller/horror novels and because of that I'd like to read something else of his. While this novel isn't necessarily bad, I found it to be predictable and left me wanting more of a resolution at the end. Throughout the book I kept waiting for something to happen, then when anything did happen it didn't satisfy. The first half of the book was without a doubt the best, before the characters get stagnant, but the second half lagged and honestly got repetitive.
Jake. I found little variation in Wasson's reading for some of the characters (granted there are a lot), and I specifically didn't care for how Sadie was performed.
It was good for one listen but I wouldn't listen again. It was long and I didn't enjoy every minute of it.
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