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Absolutely. I chose it at random during the Daily Deal offer and had no pretext for the work. I was surprised to learn how long ago it was written. The protagonist is easy to relate with and has depth. I was in a trance through the whole thing.
The imagery reads like train-of-thought and the audience is allowed to "wake up" with the protagonist. The plot is well constructed and builds like a house of cards. It is subtle and shows the reader a pre-feminist view of a woman's life.
Her voice is lovely but she reads very, very slowly. I had to speed it up so it wouldn't drive me mad. Aside from that, her breathy voice lends a sort of quiet frustration to the reading and that works well with the story.
Top 10 favorite books. Beautifully written.
It's not just another dystopian future story with zombies and evil governments (don't get me wrong I like those, too). I love the book's small, simple world and how it is constructed.
No. I wanted it to last longer so one sitting wouldn't work for me.
I've listened to this book several times now and it doesn't lose it's charm. It has a super-natural element that blends seamlessly with Kuntsler's hyper-realistic writing style. Some reviewers were distracted by the "old-timey" slang but I thought it furthered the books character and dimension.
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