I love all things Southern Literature and so much wanted to like this...but I can not make myself finish it. The characters are caricatures, the story so-so, and the narration is just awful. The sheriff is the only decent tolerable voice. Jess and Adelaide just make me wince with every word spoken. I understand regional accents are difficult (and I probably am fooled by every Boston, Maine, New York narration I hear) but I give up on this one for the sake of my ears and the silliness of the story line. Sorry! Just very disappointed
Big long disappointment. I loved Cuckoo....but this one just dragged on and on with a long rambling novel within a novel, explicit descriptions of gore, and by the time it ended I didn't care who the killer was or why.
Another fun crazy story from Joshilyn Jackson made perfect through her narration! Shandy is another terrific character and strong female protagonist. If you haven't listened to any of Miss Jackson's books I can recommend all of them- I think this one rivals gods in Alabama as my favorite.
Just as good as The Kite Runner and better than Thousand Splendid Suns! Wonderful, sad, moving, epic. I think the narrators were excellent and I had no trouble understanding them.
I was never able to develop any empathy or admiration for any of the characters. I was relieved when I finally finished it. Best of the "tribes" was the story of Ella and Pearl and I would have liked to heard more of that one. The most likeable character was August even though he was a no account lady's man for most of the novel. He loved his children and wife and I wonder how he felt about giving up Ella. Did he know? I did not care for Hattie at all.
Enjoyed this again 40 years after I first read it. I can still see my dog eared paperback in my mind's eye. It was and is still an interesting read from a time, place and culture totally foreign to me. I found I had a lot more empathy for Danny's father this time around
Definitely enjoyed this story. I was able to borrow the last 2 books in the series and devoured them. This is geared for young adults but like The Hunger Games was immensely interesting for this not young adult!
What a miserable waste of a credit. Pointless, boring, silly, and not a single likeable or memorable character. After 6 hours I gave up because I did not care what happened to any of them. Narrator was pretty good. That's all!
Got painfully through the 5th hour and just can't go any futher. Can't think of anything redeeming except the narrator is okay
Not quite up to Koontz's Trixie or One Good Dog but a darn good story. Not sure how much was fictionalized but based on the author's Bernese Mountain Dog Hola. The narrator was spot-on with his timing and Hola's thoughts are loud out loud fun! A little draggy (for me) on some of the dog training philosophy otherwise would give it 5 stars
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