As lyrical as Charles Baxter, and as sexy as Zane, Woodward writes with an agile maturity that belies his status as a first-time novelist. Cadillac Orpheus is a crafted, genre-defying romp, by turns terrifying, hilarious, brave, brazen, and above all, sincere.
©2008 Solon Timothy Woodward; (P)2008 HighBridge Company
"Exhilarating....A strongly original voice combined with a very unusual approach to his material." (Margot Livesey, author of Banishing Verona)
The narrator Dion Graham is perfect for any audio book. That and the story, though at times confusing since it jumps backwards and forwards seemingly at random points depending on a character's perspective, reminded me of Toni Morrison's writing style.
Toni Morrison's Sula or Paradise.
Nearly every character is soiled morally. I thought the character Sharon reminded me of someone I used to know which stuck with me. The cast of old players at the "He Ain't Here" bar were hilarious!
The way the story weaves around a community and it's people reminded me of how stories are swapped and exchanged at neighborhood barbershops. The characters seemed very real and flawed which I generally go far. People are greedy, vindictive, cruel and petty but at the same time we at least try to do the "right thing".
This was very enjoyable audio book. I know the reviews haven't been kind and it may require a second listening since the story is not straight forward. It bends and twists but is ultimately satisfying.
The reader had a monotone voice and the female voices performed by a male was not done very well they all sounded the same, so it was hard to follow the activity of various characters. I didn't know who was who & the story was disjointed
This book is very hard to follow, i dont recommend any one waste there time or money in this book, sure the synopsis seems interesting but so not worth the listen, this story heads in so many directions it is hard to keep up, i gave up at chapter 10.
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