I am barely into this book but I can hardly stand to listen to the reader. She is so sing-songy in her delivery and pauses inappropriately and gushes over the wrong words. I wish I'd bought the book instead of the audible book. The book is fine but I don't think I can listen to 15 hours of Denise Hicks.
too hard too follow in an audio book, maybe it would've been better as a read
It was last month's book club selection, or I wouldn't have finished it.
Anyone who enjoys audio books will definitely like this book.The descriptions are precise yet detailed.There was information about conditions and circumstances of that era that were heretofore romanticized yet the reality of the rawness was still compelling.
Iccy is definitely a standout character. He's so Dickensian, a dichotomy of greed and compassion.
Humphrey Bower's performance is one of the best I've ever heard. Both my husband and I wondered if we would have liked the book half as much were it not for his rendering. Each character has a distinct voice and accent. It was like listening to an old radio play. Absolutely first rate.
I like a book that makes me search out additional information about the place, times, and people and I have done that with this book.
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