I found the to be great content. But not being able to underline, not being able to easily go back and read previous pages while thinking about the exercises, made this a real limitation on audio book. If this is your only way to get this material, grab it. Otherwise grab a "BOOK" copy and thumb it madly.
Where does lively writing end and great narration begin? I don't know, but the true voices of a deep-throated ex-con and an Oaklahoman school girl come shining through in this light and fun piece of fiction. Pacing is great and it left me wanting more.
A great story filled with interesting ideas and fascinating characters. The author does a brilliant job at bringing the City of Toronto to life, but the narrator does miss some of the local flavour (his french-canadian accent is cringe-worthy). That minor nit aside, as it would only bother a local, definitely worth a listen.
This is the first time I've ever looked for books based on a narrator. Bronson Pinchot is note perfect for a 30's gangster and a southern girl both. Amazing. Can't wait until Larry writes volume 3!
Too many lists and other, non linear text formats to make this an easy translation to audio. Friends of mine swear by it though....
A great introduction to JV for my 9 year old daughter. Now we are ready for the full, unabridged version...
What a wonderful tale. The narration is excellent. The one suggestion I would have is that George Martin uses punctuation to indicate when a (usually true but unacceptable) response is one that a character wants to say but doesn't. That subtlety is lost in the audio version, but could be remedied through some clever sound engineering, i.e. using some echo to characterize an inner voice.
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