With apologies to all the Faulkner enthusiasts, I found this to be a beautifully written and terribly dreary novel. Will Patton was excellant as usual.
I am about half way through Twelve Years a Slave and am thoroughly enjoying the book. It is well written and masterfully performed. However, on Audible.com's main page today (01/14/2014) it is stated that Chiwetel Ejiofor won the Golden Globe award for best actor in a drama for his role in the movie adaptation of this book. That is not true. Matthew McConaughey won the award for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club.
Stephen King at his very best! A coming of age murder mystery. Great mellow listening while still holding your interest as only a few authors can do.
I have a suspicion that Hollywood requested a book prior to the release of "Jack Reacher" the movie.. This book is not any where near the quality of Lee Child's other works. It seems to be written on the fly with no outline or story line followed.
Binet's wit and unusual way of telling a horrific story is captivating. The book is never dull and John Lee is superb as always. If Audible had five more novels by this duo I would purchase them now.
I wish I could say the same for the novel. It was preductable and sophomoric - below Coben's past efforts. Disappointing.
Although the subject matter intersts me and the premise of the book sounded promising, I found this novel to be very slow moving, predictable, and bordering on boring.
Very good story. I enjoyed hearing the viewpoints of the New Guinea natives some 60 years after the event. Don't let the fact that the auithor narrates the book scare you away - he does an excellant job.
Little thought went into this simplistic book. Very disappointing. I expected more from Kellerman.
I find it hard to believe that the person who wrote the wonderful "Water for Elephants" wrote this!
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