I don't know who to recommend this book to. It's a book for children but I can't imagine why. It is depressing and dark and if I were a kid, I'd never want to read something like this.
This book was so unrealistic. I know I was supposed to use my imagination (I love Sci-Fi as much as the next gal) but this was just too far out. It was dark and depressing and the characters were totally boring.
I cannot express enough how I loved this narrator. It appears Audible incorrectly identifies her as Dean Robertson and I wish I knew who the narrator actually was b/c I would select other books read by her. I have read criticisms about her reading this book and I don't agree with a single one of them. She is fast but I much prefer a fast reader so that I'm lulled into sleepiness by a boring old narrator. This narrator also has the southern accents and voice down perfectly.
My favorite character was Adah. The narrator read her part beautifully.
This is a magical book in which the Congo comes to life with each line you listen to. The book is an honest look into how damaging religion can be, and how arrogant we are as white Americans (and even the Europeans) are to think we can come in and
I could not get past this narrator. I tried. I hesitated writing a review at all because I could not get past the first few chapters but I wanted others to see that they really should spend some time previewing the narration, which I did not.
I read some of the other reviews on this book and I cannot understand why this narrator has received rave reviews. His voice is beautiful but after a very short while, it gets old and annoying. I felt it was even hard to follow what he was saying. His voice would be perfect as a voice-over/narrator of a cartoon movie with warlocks and princesses, but an entire book? No way. His voice is TOO grand, TOO dramatic and TOO exaggerated.
Sure. It wasn't the book I hated, it was the voice of Jim Dale.
Everything. Save the dramatics for the drama. Describing a setting or telling normal conversation does not need to be so over-exaggerated.
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