I have to no idea who would like this story. I am flabbergasted this book made it on to the NY Times best Seller list.
the performance was great I can't say I had a favorite character though
While all the characters were essential to the plot the plot was just terrible.
This story was a great disappointment.
Everything, there is nothing not to love about this book!
He really got into the character of a dog.
I loved the stories in this book. I lived in Estonia for 2 years after the Soviet Union collapsed and was mesmerized by the stories the people told me about life in the Soviet Union. That said these stories weren't as shocking to me as they might be unacquainted with day to day stories of life in a communist country. The exception was the famine. I don't think anyone with a heart could hear about what is happening in North Korea due to lack of food and not be effected. I had a hard time putting this book down and ended up listening to it with any chance I could just to hear these stores.
the frankness of the stories
The performance was mediocre and actually annoying at first. At the beginning of the book the reader uses a very broken staccato like pattern of speech which I found distracting , especially with the breathiness. I don't know if these things were less frequently occurring as the book continued or I just habituated but about a chapter in I wasn't really paying attention to the reader because the stories were so good.
I loved this story and the performance was outstanding. The voices for each character made it feel more like a play than a book. I loved it!
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