Great story & narration-- but PLEASE -- NO MUSIC!!!! It's so distracting it really messes up the flow of the story. It is unnecessary and even disturbing. The story is great, well written, typical McGuire brilliance, nuance and humor. Narrator very very good! The music interspersed is the only downside to this audio book.
I was so entraptured by the story of Mary Anning and Elizabeth Philpot. The fact that they are real life characters made this book so much more intrigueing and entertaining. The narrators do a fantastic job of depicting the characters. A great book, highly recommended!
Couldn't stop listening. I did have some trouble initially w/ Swedish names, but then got use to it. Kudos to brilliant performer Simon Vance, whose narration brings all the characters to life. The plot and subplots just kept coming and never disappointed.
Have already started Girl Who Played with Fire
One of the best books of my summer! Franklin's evocative imagery of the South is perfect and unrelenting. His characters are brilliant. Kernely's narration pulls you into each character, each scene. One of the best narrators I've heard here at Audible. The main characters, Larry & Silas, portray lives that are heartbreaking, yet in the end, redemptive. The story is compelling and takes the reader on a poignant, sad, chilling, and disturbing ride. I did not want this book to end! This is a must listen, and a must read!
One of THE best books I've read/listened to in years. The readers are tops-- it's rare that you find both a great story and great readers in electronic books--- The Help has both! Stockett is brillant. And all of the readers are simply gifted!
This should be mandatory listening in ALL southern schools.
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