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Thomas

Saint Johns, FL, United States | Member Since 2008

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  • Blindness

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Jose Saramago
    • Narrated By Jonathan Davis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (319)
    Performance
    (121)
    Story
    (123)

    A city is hit by a sudden and strange epidemic of "white blindness", which spares no one. Authorities confine the blind to an empty mental hospital, but there social conventions quickly crumble and the struggle for survival brings out the worst in people.

    Cora Judd says: "Dark"
    "Read it, don't listen to it."
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    Story
    Would you try another book from Jose Saramago and/or Jonathan Davis?

    Jose Saramago is an ok writer. I was hoping for more though. What an interesting concept. Jonathan Davis did all he could to save it, but eventually the book fell flat. Perhaps it is the translation that kills it. I found the same problem with 100 Years of Solitude.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    the original idea of the story is fascinating.


    What didn’t you like about Jonathan Davis’s performance?

    His performance was fine, the book just didn't have enough to compel me to care.


    Do you think Blindness needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. You'll be hard pressed to finish this book, I wouldn't waste my time with another translation.


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