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L. Corley

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Pullman, WA | Listener Since 2010

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  • The Burgess Boys: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Strout
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (581)
    Performance
    (498)
    Story
    (503)

    Haunted by the freak accident that killed their father when they were children, Jim and Bob Burgess escaped from their Maine hometown of Shirley Falls for New York City as soon as they possibly could. Jim, a sleek, successful corporate lawyer, has belittled his bighearted brother their whole lives, and Bob, a Legal Aid attorney who idolizes Jim, has always taken it in stride. But their long-standing dynamic is upended when their sister, Susan - the Burgess sibling who stayed behind - urgently calls them home.

    Susianna says: "Some Secrets Shouldn't be Kept"
    "Depressing but still somehow riveting."
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    Story
    Where does The Burgess Boys rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It was average. I listen to alot of audio books, and while I felt the story, the details, and the focus were all very interesting, the overall tone of the entire narration and story was so bleak and desolate that at each new depressing turn, I was like, well of course it just has to keep getting worse. There was very little relief from what I consider to be a story about life's expectations gone wrong. The ending was actually pretty uplifting but only relatively.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I liked the narrator, mostly, but at times she her pace was relatively slow. I wondered if it was her tone, or the tone of the story that was more depressing.


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