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Craig

Cottage Grove, MN, USA

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  • Last Night in Twisted River: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By John Irving
    • Narrated By Arthur Morey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (296)
    Performance
    (105)
    Story
    (104)

    In 1954, in the cookhouse of a logging and sawmill settlement in northern New Hampshire, an anxious 12-year-old boy mistakes the local constable's girlfriend for a bear. Both the 12-year-old and his father become fugitives, forced to run from Coos County to Boston, to southern Vermont, to Toronto, pursued by the implacable constable.

    James Ladden says: "Better to read it"
    "I was totally absorbed..."
    Overall

    I liked this book!

    I've been a John Irving fan since Garp. His writing is superb. I always care for his characters.

    Last Night in Twisted River has been my commute companion for the past several weeks. It captured me on several levels. The story was intriguing, characters were engaging and I felt priviledged to gain some of Irving's insight into his life and writing process. (Another great take into writers and writing is Stephen King's "On Writing.")

    It always takes me some time to get into the rhythm of audiobook narrators, with the exception of Will Patton in most of James Lee Burke's novels. Arthur Morey's effort with this book was no exception. Once I picked up on it, I found his narration to be transparent and easy to follow. I'll be hearing Ketchum's voice in my head for some time.

    How many more years before I can enjoy another John Irving novel? I can't wait!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Devil's Punchbowl

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Greg Iles
    • Narrated By Dick Hill
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (555)
    Performance
    (232)
    Story
    (236)

    As a prosecutor in Houston, Penn Cage sent killers to death row. But as mayor of his hometown - Natchez, Mississippi - Penn will face his most dangerous threat. Urged by old friends to try to restore this fading jewel of the Old South, Penn has ridden into office on a tide of support for change. But in its quest for new jobs and fresh money, Natchez has turned to casino gambling, and now five steamboats float on the river beside the old slave market, like props from Gone With the Wind.

    Corinne says: "Not his best but Iles can't be bad"
    "Don't bother with this one"
    Overall

    I've been an Audible member for several years. This is the first audio book I could not finish. The narrator is terrible. He swallows half his words, volume is shouting one moment and so quiet you can't hear what he's saying the next. Very over-dramatic. I made it through just one hour of the book.

    I love Greg Iles and have read a number of his books. Some advice for the next one for his publisher: spend some time auditioning your narrator.... please...

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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