I really enjoyed this book. I listened to all but the last few chapters, which I read. I listen to audiobooks while driving and while doing mindless exercises like walking and mowing the lawn and I had no trouble keeping up with the story. It had me looking forward to my commute to work and doing yard work! It seems that a lot of readers complained about difficulty keeping up with all the characters. I thought there were too may characters that didn't add much to the story, but I did not find it difficult to keep up with the main characters. I was disappointed that some of my favorite characters were left hanging at the end of the book. I hope their stories are picked up in the next book in the series.
Emma Galvin is the perfect voice for Ree Dolly. Woodrell is a gift writer. The bleakness of life as a member of the Dolly clan trapped in impoverished rural Missouri is wholly believable. The characters are deftly drawn with sparse dialogue. The the descriptive writing is almost poetic in its efficiency. This is the first book of Woodrell's I've read (?heard) and will read more. I highly recommend this audiobook.
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