Ron Silver is an extraordinary narrator. His ability to stutter like Merry is amazing.Why isn't he narrating more books?
Roth is one of our greatest American writers. American Pastoral is a masterpiece.
There is close to nothing about Bonhoeffer helping to rescue Jews in this book, which makes sense, since according to Yad Veshem, he did not save any Jews.
The book was much too long, and too full of long sermons and correspondence by Bonhoeffer. Since he was saying essentially the same things in his sermons and most of his letters, it became very repetitive and I started to feel like I was in a Sunday School class. It would have been a much better book had it been at least 1/3 shorter.
The narrator was superb.
No. She was fine in overall narration but when it came to male characters, she was just awful. They all sounded exactly the same, and they all shouted their lines like fishmongers.
I could not finish listening to this book because of this.
Arthur Morey is usually a very good narrator, but in this book, he did something that made listening to him painful. He tried out 4 or 5 pronounciations of Al Qaeda, sometimes in three consecutive sentences. He finally settled on the most annoying pronounciation, AL-KAY-EEDA, which, because it was used so often, was extremely distracting.
This is a mystery without any mystery. The serial killers were known from the start, and they were preposterous. The killers were not enough to make a book, so the author told other stories -- a foster daughter's tribulations and an over-the-top reporter trying to get revenge on Cross for a wrong he wrongly blamed on him. None of it worked. I did not finish the book. The narrators were fine, but I would not read Patterson again.
I can't believe I listened to the entire preposterous story about a professor who tries to teach his dog to talk in order to find out how his wife died. All he accomplishes is harming his dog. He figures out how his wife dies, but not because the dog talked to him. The episode with the Cerebus Society (the members are other dopes who operate on dogs to modify their larynxes so they can be taught to talk, but just butcher the poor creatures) was gothic, ugly, and hard to take.
I'm listening to Faulkner's
It started with an interesting premise -- that his dog could give him information about his wife's death, but it soon degenerated into silliness.
Reviewers praised the book. How could they?
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