I did not listen to Jesus' Son but Train Dreams was excellent. The voice of the narrator was perfect for story. The story itself was great and I won't give away the end but I found it to be perfect.
There is only really a single character so I would guess it was that one. There are other characters but they do not play a huge role in the story.
As is true of most audible books I think the human voice, and Will Patton's in particular, brings something that is just not present in when I read.the
I thought the end was stunning. I didn't cry but only because my son was sitting next to me in the car.
Worth the price (or at least it's worth one of my annual tokens).
Who killed whom?
Not a single character in this book is likable in any way. They are all petty and self centered. If I had to pick one least unlikable character I guess it would be the Major's wife and Anakleto.
The way the captain is both deeply frightened and completely exhilarated by the wild horse ride, and the way he later reacts to that exhilaration.
That never happens to me. I usually listen as I walk or ride bike.
This is an excellent book structurally. I won't reveal what I think to be the beauty of what this writer does in the construction of this plot, but it worked fantastically I thought. Hint: the first paragraph (so I'm not giving anything away) says that a murder happened that involved six characters, one of which is a horse.
If you like poetry you will love this book. John Lithgow may not be the most scholarly poetry critic in the world - but that's what I liked most about this book. His comments about each poet's life as well as their poetry is, if not amazing, at least entertaining. The readers of the poems, which in some cases is John Lithgow, and in other cases other notable actors and readers are all great. If I found other books like this I would buy them.
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