Bowna via Albury, Australia | Member Since 2011
The story was jumbled - I gave up half way through and the narration was awful. The American accents were reasonable (I think she must be American) but the others - English upper class, German jewish and Cockney were absurd.
Even Shrek could have done a better job. The cockney was the worst rendition of an easily researched dialect that I've ever heard and the others were impossible to believe.
Anger - that I had paid for this
Sadness - that the narration was so lazy
Disappointment - Nothing like I expected
I'm sure that this would have been a good book, but once again let down by a narrator that attempted accents that she could not perform. After listening to a strangled version of Scots for an hour - I gave up, had a glass of wine and switched on the radio!
A bit slow to start but well worth the wait. Characters are well portrayed and story was interesting though a little predictable. Ended leaving me wanting a sequel. Well worth a credit
What a beautiful story. Owen Meany made me laugh out loud in parts (the Nativity Play) and I cried quietly in others. I have no doubt that I will listen to this book again.
So how is it that I loved this book? I couldn't stop listening! A 5 Star story and performance, I urge you to give it a try. I'm going to see if there's anything else by this author.
John Grisham is the master of the legal novel. Always plausible and well put together it describes complex family relationships that have been impacted by the actions of white supremacy advocates in USA.
A well written, well narrated story that describes a family history that is at once difficult and heartwarming. Beautiful descriptions of life in a different era of Africa.
You'll love it. Lots's of twists, turns and a fabulous storyline I was enthralled from start to finish.
Tom Sharpe is still the 'laugh out loud' champion. Fun plot with all of the muddles and misunderstandings that he's famous for and a little twist at the end. GREAT
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