I love Sue Miller and liked the book. However, some books are better read than listened to and I suspect this is one such book. It was well read, but very hard to get into and follow as an audio book. So, as an audio book it's just okay, but I suspect it would be really great on paper.
This is a wonderful book, however, it's too complicated and has too many characters to listen to without being able to flip back in the book to remember who someone was or what they were referring to, etc. About 1/3 of the way through I gave up and bought the book, and loved it. If you need a book for a long car trip this would be a good one. However, if you're not going to listen to it all at once and don't have an amazing memory, it's going to be a tough listen.
The subject matter is interesting and it's well read. However, the author needed a good editor. The book is incredibly repetative (at one point it was so familiar I thought I had accidently re-started the section!). It has too much of the author's basic analysis and too few stories about everyday life there. Overall, it's an okay book, but not a great one.
The Screwtape Letters is a classic and one of my personal favorites. A very insightful commentary on society and human behavior disguised in a set of entertaining letters from a senior demon to a novice tempter. The reader in this recording is excellent and really enhances the book.
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