This is one of those audiobooks that I couldn't wait to be finished. I didn't relate well to the author's style of writing/story-telling. Events moved at a snails-pace. There were too many extraneous additions to the storyline, such as, "The so-and-so newspaper said this about that." Too often, I said, "Who cares?" So this is a thumbs down review, despite a good narrator.
I have my doubts. My taste in authors/stories are different from his/their's.
The main character was not very complex. He was kind of the McGiver of Mars, i.e. he could find a solution for nearly everything, using common everyday space materials. He was portrayed as typical American, glib, wise-cracking, extremely smart, etc. No thanks. The world may be watching, but I'm not.
Distracting, capable, tiring
It seemed like a flight to or from Mars was no longer than a cross country flight.
I like non-fiction. This audiobook ranks in the top 10 I have heard. The narration is excellent, and the story moves from one interesting story to another.
I was reminded of my recent listen, Winston Churchill. The time frame was similar, which is to me a worthy era of history. I did not know anything about Langston Hughes. This audiobook broadened my perspective.
No, I have not listened to any of the narrator`s other performances. He did well in conveying the voice of Langston Hughes.
Harlem was in vogue.
The story prompted me to frequently wonder, ``What drove Langston Hughes to wander as he did??` This was a great study in character.
I really liked the plot line of the story, the death of
Yes. Despite my
My favorite scene, i.e. most memorable, was early in the story, when the math teacher offers to assist
Yes because a movie script writer would tweak the story to make it more dramatic and action-oriented.
I was not too impressed with DEATH WITHOUT COMPANY. The story was predictable. So many occurrences prompted me to say, ???Yeah, sure.??? I didn't like the wise-cracking that frequently was part of dialogues, even when very serious events happened. One of the toilet-mouth characters didn't add anything to the story. And some of the characters didn't seem real. I do give credit to the author, Craig Johnson, for writing with wit. He kept me listening even though I thought about quitting a time or two. I had some enjoyment/attraction for the major character, Sheriff Walt.
Being an RV-er, I was looking for more RV and less dialog between family members; hence, my reaction to this book was moderated by my own personal desires, so I tired of it here and there and was glad to move on to something else.
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