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Elizabeth

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  • West of Here

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Jonathan Evison
    • Narrated By Edoardo Ballerini
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    From the rugged mudflats of the Northwestern frontier to a rusting strip mall, West of Here is a conversation between two epochs. In his eagerly awaited second novel, Jonathan Evison tells the stories of the people who first inhabited the mythical town of Port Bonita in Washington State from 1887-1891. Moving ahead more than a century to 2005-06, he introduces those who live there now and must deal with the damage done by their predecessors.

    Craig says: "If You've Been to Port Angeles - Read This Book"
    "Wonderful Novel -- Great Narration"
    Overall

    I enjoyed this novel very much. The narration was truly great. Ballerini really brought the characters to life. I am from the Pacific Northwest and have traveled in the Olympic Peninsula and I especially appreciated that his pronunciation of place names was spot on.

    The novel itself is a great study in change, the relationship of people to the land, the cost of mismatched expectations and the human survival instinct.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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