Absolutely captivating. I have never despised characters more than I have the antagonists in this novel, and in the end... Great story, so-so narrator (exactly as the previous review says). Put it this way, I don't do long road trips, have work, school, 3 kids, and I still finished this book in 3.5 days.
Audible has a great return policy, so here is what I suggest. If you feel like getting this title do it, then go to Amazon and download a sample of this book for free (this will have the first 5 or so chapters). This will allow you to see the names and get a better idea of the characters involved (Russian names are hard for me to retain for some reason). At least that overcomes one obstacle. My biggest reason for not enjoying this book is the first two hours are painfully dull. It seems a great novel shouldn't require one to force themselves to stay awake for more than two hours in order to become acquainted with these initially uninteresting characters.
Let me ask the producers a question; why this reader?
I believe such a fate awaits me in hell, so I'm going all in for Jesus... In a word, no.
Kate Mulgrew makes every character sound like a 60 year old, washed up, drunk lounge singer. Something of the drunk Mrs. Krabappel.
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