I don't like it. Can't even finish the first segment. Not my type of book. I couldn't possibly care any less about any of the characters. But I may not be someone you should pay any attention to, when considering a purchase. I listened to a couple of the "Rabbit" books by John Updike with the same results. I don't get what the attraction is. Boring, somewhat shallow people from backgrounds I can't relate to, living their lives. BFD! Who cares?!
I recently listened to Detroit by Charlie LeDuff. Don't know what I expected, but he just confirmed what I'd nearly always known...Detroit and a significant segment of the citizenry there, are shithole and shit respectively.
I've lived in the suburbs of Detroit all my life. I hoped there would be at least something to grab onto that was decent...nope.
Book was filled with drear, depressing and wish I hadn't listened to it.
I agree with most of the other reviews, in that Mr. Lee, while a clearly gifted actor, most likely more familiar with Shakespear, is totally wrong for these books. Mispronounced names, wrong or total lack of voice inflections really bothered me, whereas, Mr. Dotrice is an incredible performer that really brings the story to life for me. I'm grateful that he narrates the last book. Had it not been him, I would seriously consider not bothering to purchase it.
I found the book to be disappointing and boring. I was totally unable to relate to, or even care about the author.
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