Couldn't get in to the story or the characters. I only finished it because it's a classic.
This story was so far out there I could never connect to it. Great narrators and good performance of the book. Liked the references to current issues and news shows. The book moves slowly and the couple is completely ridiculously unhealthy and its unbelievable to think anyone would willingly live that way.
An incredible, disturbing, heart wrenching, scary, and joyful story I have ever listened to. It is hard to believe one person could live such a life. It is hard to believe that level of forgiveness can be achieved. Absolutely incredible. I was listening even while grocery shopping - I just couldn't stop once the story started.
I dedicated my summer listening to American classics. This made my list and was certainly one of the better books I listened to. Will Patton is a wonderful reader and I really enjoyed his "Whooo-Hooo's" and other joyous outbursts the characters belted out. The story will really astound you in some parts and really offend you in others. No other book could better represent the beginning of the pre-hippie movement.
Loved this version of Huck Finn. Mr. Wood's performance was stellar and I loved the story.
Witty, intriguing, funny, suspensful, tragic - everything you want in a fun story about the King's Fool. I've recommended this book to all my friends and anyone else who will listen! Beware - there is dry, dark humor here and a bit of "heinous f***ery". You have to like this kind of quick wit tongue to like this book. And listen carefully or you'll miss the joke entirely. If you don't like dry, dark humor and off kilter jokes then you will not like nor understand this book.
For the story as a whole, I did not like it. For the readers, there are two; a male and a female. The male has a perfectly normal British accent and is easy to understand. The female reader is easy to understand when she is speaking a female part; however, when she reads any of the male dialogue, you can't understand a word she says. It's really distracting.
This is one of the most riveting books I've listening to in a while! I loved it! My prediction: Once you're finished with Hunger Games the next two books in the series will be downloaded in no time!
You have to listen for a very long time before anything interesting happens and, quite frankly, it isn't the main character that it happens to! Boring!
Narration is fine. Loved the southern accent. I just couldn't finish the story. Sorry Mr. Burke.
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