Doing good accents is not enough to be a narrator. I am really liking the story, but I was compelled to write this review even though I am only 1/4 into it. The narration is so painful I'm not sure if I can go much longer. Why oh why oh why doesn't such a great writer as Kingsolver let a great professional voice artist read this book? She did enough in researching and writing this book, give it over to a pro to read it, PLEASE!! Last time I get a book before reading the reviews. Ugh.
George Carlin has amazing moments. Not only humor, but serious insight into human behavior. Inbetween those moments are entertainment segments that just aren't that entertaining. He sometimes starts to sound like Andy Rooney, complaining about how people now... Of course, he is much more interesting and makes a much stronger point than Rooney. I wish he would have only stuck to his observations and ideas about life and humanity and saved the bits for a different book or performance. George Carlin was an important voice in this world. Get this book and get some perspective.
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