The story is fascinating. It is easy to see why it's been a best seller, but I think it would have been better served by being read by someone else other than the author. Her halting, repetitive style, with every sentence sounding the same, is not very engaging. I almost stopped listening, but fortunately the story is very powerful. I have heard many other audiobooks that have been performed brilliantly. Regretfully, this is not one of them.
The scene where the father has Jeanette pet the Cheetah was very suspenseful. The characters are all very well written. You get the feeling you've met them all.
The performance is very monotonous. The sentences all sound the same, with the same inflection. It really emphasizes the choppy style of the writing. This is one case where I think someone else's performance of the writing would have been a better option.
Engaging, Powerful, Adventurous.
Wild made me thing about Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods about his time on the Apalachian Trail.
Dunne's performance is very engaging, easy to listen to and draws you into the story.
Great book! Engaging performance. Well worth a listen!
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