Definitely a one-time listen. In retrospect, the story was good, but it felt like it dragged on too long. I found elements of the story re-told too often within the narrative. A condensed version of this book would likely move along at a better pace.
One comment that I must make: the words "I'm sorry" were overused in this story to a tiresome point. I recognize that the cultural framework suggests a very polite people, but it was an irritant to hear a phrase overused.
The narrator did a good job; however, narration cannot rescue a weak story line.
I've enjoyed so many excellent audio books from Audible. It's impossible not to compare this one rather unfavorably.
I'm certain this celebrated author has a devoted audience for his particular genre. Unfortunately, I am unable to join the crowd. This was one of the most unusual stories I've ever heard. I never could connect the dots to see a coherent picture. The narrator was amazing. With out that feature, I never could have waded through the entire book.
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