The story is interesting enough in a "coming of age" kind of way, but the supercilious tones of the narrator make it a dreadful listen.
The narrator made this book inaccessible. He talked too fast, paused at odd moments, and spoke EVERYTHING in a tone of great excitement. I tried slowing him down on my iPod, but then his voice quavered and the pauses were still disconcerting. I finally bought the book in hard copy for my book club meeting next week.
Your son is on trial for murdering a classmate. As the trial unfolds, little niggling doubts creep in about his innocence. Nothing solid, just disturbingly suggestive. What would you do? That's the story this book poses. Highly recommended.
I loved Frazier's use of language, and Patton's narration was pitch perfect. Even though I thought I knew what was going to happen - and I was wrong - they kept me on the edge of my seat.
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