This is one of the best books I've gotten from Audible yet, and one of the best books I've encountered so far this year. The story is great and has a bit of everything. I'm glad that there are two more books following it, not only because I've enjoyed this one so much, but because the author has introduced so many potential plot threads. I'm hooked!
While both readers are excellent, the female reader is just a little annoying. She speaks so slowly and carefully that I become impatient with her. While the male reader seems to "lose himself" in the characters, the woman's reading is a bit too dry. Nonetheless, the whole experience of this novel is delightful.
This is an incredible and important story and Jones (the reader) is amazing. However, I think in order to truly appreciate McCullers's genius, this is a book that needs to be read, not listened to. I wanted so badly to linger over the words, but this format just doesn't allow that.
Jones (the narrartor) is so very talented, though. Her vocal range, the nuances she gives to the characters...I would recommend this recording very highly in spite of my preference for the written version of this novel.
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