I HATED the drawl the narrator used. I am from the South and I know that our accent can be somewhat drawn out, but as I listened to this I was insulted. In my opinion the narrator made the men in the story sound DUMB, even the ones like Tucker and Burke who were not protrayed as dumb. Now the boys that burned the cross in the black man's yard.. yes, ignorance was suppose to be protrayed, but retarded or mentally challenged is what came to my mind when he spoke for them. I LOVED the story/book. I have read the book and also watched the movie. I did not take any offence to the book when reading it. I was somewhat of a critic when watching the movie as I feel actors have a hard time getting that southern drawl out correctly, but I take that in stride. But this narrator offended me.
AWESOME. Loved the book, reading it and listening to it. Great story and being that I live near Jackson, Ms, it hit close to home. I was so afraid that this was going to be a racist book and I guess in a way it could be called that. But the author did such a good job, in my opinion, not to offend any race. I think she spoke the way it was back then.
As always Catherine Coulter did a wonderful job with her writing. The book grabbed my attention from the start and held it all the way through. I feel like I know her characters... Dillon and Sherlock and the other FBI agents. Thouroughly enjoyed the book!
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