I would not recommend this book. While the topic is intriguing it is poorly written.
I do not know yet.
There was only one character in the book
Not at all
While a little cumbersome as the characters are developed, this is a book that rewards patience. A little heavy on the religious aspect but nonetheless a story worth listening to. It adds to our human experience.
While this is a story written about a post apocalyptic journey nowhere, it is the vehicle to describe and enhance the relationship between the boy and his father. This sparsely written narrative mimics the environment in which the characters travel but nonetheless is lush in its descriptive value. One of the best books I have listened to in a very long time. Until the end I had no idea how it would be resolved, just as one would hope. Predictable this book is not.
I found this a very good listen. The author blends two story lines, the advent of the right side offensive tackle in pro football, and the growth and development of a poor, black, young man from Memphis. As a social worker and a football fan I enjoyed both story lines. However, the book is so compelling that, I imagine, a listener focusing on only one of the lines could easily tolerate, and possibly enjoy, the other line. Will follow Michale Oher's career in the future and will definately seek out other books by the author.
Seems as if Mr. Patterson is continuing his downward slide. Putting aside all rules of plot, dialogue, and narrative, he has produced a truly forgettable book. I had to stop listening.
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