This book is mesmerising (in the can't take your eyes off a tragedy type). Well written with strong narration. Compelling. Only issue was that sometimes you just want to rush through disturbing sections which is impossible on an iPod. An important book.
The woman who narrates the book sounds 75 years old, not 50 (seeing as I know many 50 year olds). This is not the fault of the narrator - someone chose her. Plus, Jones is written with the exact personality and issues she had in her 30s. Silly. She did not mentally grow? I could not finish it. The diary thing does not work in audio format with this book. At all.
The narrator for "Jack" was wonderful. This was a great and suspenseful audiobook. It was a bit slow at (very few) parts, but compelling nonetheless. Very well written.
At first I was concerned the author was also the narrator - audiobook narration is hard to do well. But, I feel I got more out of the book by listening to Ms. Parravani do the narration herself (vs. reading the book) - otherwise, I now believe it would have felt inauthentic had anyone else narrated it. Very moving and honest.
Having lived in Miami, I enjoyed the story for that reason. Nonetheless, if you like Wolfe's social-commenting author mode, you will enjoy this audiobook. Lou Diamond Phillips does an amazing job of narrating - his range and depiction of characters are both wonderful.
The narrator reads the book like everyone in perennially annoyed. If I did not love Lisa Gardner's books, I would have stopped listening to this. This book should be read and not listened to...
What a great thriller! I did not want it to end. The performers were excellent.
Funny, engaging, and enlightening. And I am a white woman, by the way...Baratunde is a great narrator and has a very important message to deliver, in my view. I think this is a great example in which the audio book is better than the actual book (such as William Shatner's autobiography as an audio book, but I am no way comparing Thurston's message to Shatner's).
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