The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling's first novel for adults and to me she has bridged the gap and proven she is an author through and through. This book explores just about every social issue in the world today and she does an excellent job of making the reader see all view points from each character. The language was very over done and one reason for three stars. I do not need to hear the "f" word a million times to get the point. You also have to stick with the building of each character in very minute detail as she skillfully intertwines each one. In the end you will be surprised at how each one and every decision affected the other. Worth the time to listen to just be prepared for some spots that seem mundane, there is a purpose for them.
Avery Brooks is a superb narrator. That Roots is a great book is just the icing on the cake.
I like westerns so I liked the story already. Narration was good the only drawback was she stopped to take a breath in odd places. She did a great job changing voices and overall held my attention.
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