I love the Charlie Parker series and so looked forward to this newest book. Jay O. Sanders was perfect for the part of Charlie Parker. George Guidall is a great reader, but I was disappointed when he replaced Sanders. (You come to know a character, almost like an old friend. A new voice severs that relationship.) Tony Ward is a good reader, but so different from Sanders and Guidall. He sounds too young, naive, and optimistic. Charlie Parker calls for a reader that can project a hard boiled, burnt out character. The series is dark. Ward cannot produce that voice.
The historical background.
It surprised me. It exceeded my expectations.
He is a gifted reader. You can read a play, but watching it on stage when it is performed by talented actors is so much better. I believe the same applies to books.
It was well written. The plot was clever. It was not silly like some books of this genre. It is not a heavy literary experience, but that is not what I wanted. It lightened my mood. Good escapist listening.
She adds an additional dimension to the reading experience. I appreciate her talent.
7 on a scale of 1 to 10.
Original and fun. Not too heavy.
Like all great readers, he adds another dimension to the reading experience.
I like animals and was worried about the comments regarding the treatment of them in the book. The horse's experience was sad, but his mistreatment was a result of ignorance and not sadism. That made all the difference for me.
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