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Snow Falling on Cedars | [David Guterson]

Snow Falling on Cedars

Heavy snow falls on San Piedro and impedes the progress of Kabuo Miyomoto's trial. Hatsue, Kabuo's wife and Ishmael, a journalist on the case, find themselves reckoning with the past and their lost love.
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Heavy snow falls on San Piedro and impedes the progress of Kabuo Miyomoto's trial. Hatsue, Kabuo's wife and Ishmael, a journalist on the case, find themselves reckoning with the past and their lost love.

©1996 David Guterson; (P)2004 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

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    Sharon South Deerfield, MA, United States 10-13-11
    Sharon South Deerfield, MA, United States 10-13-11
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    "Good book, strange pronunciation"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Snow Falling on Cedars to be better than the print version?

    I think the print version was better, but I usually do for any book.


    What three words best describe Peter Marinker’s performance?

    A bit distracting


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    not really


    Any additional comments?

    The reader's frequent mispronunciation of words was distracting, and was his speaking as young men and girls was a bit annoying. I don't think I would get another book narrated by him.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Aninke Victor Harbor, SA, Australia 03-22-10
    Aninke Victor Harbor, SA, Australia 03-22-10
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    "Great"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! The author has a gift and the reader had the perfect voice for the job!

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  • Hfffoman
    Kent
    12/3/13
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    "An excellent read and an excellent novel"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Snow Falling on Cedars to be better than the print version?

    I recommend the audio version. The reading is first rate, sensitive, gentle and a decent rendition of the different dialogue voices.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I rarely read courtroom dramas or watch courtroom films. They are nearly always too simplistic and one-sided. This one is the even-handed so you can understand and appreciate the position of all the different people involved.


    Any additional comments?

    I thoroughly recommend this. It portrays the community beautifully and gives a very satisfying feeling of being in touch with the universal humanity of the many different interconnected lives it traces.

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  • Peter
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    4/9/13
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    "Compelling if unusual book"

    This is an unusual mxiture of a books - part detective mystery/courtroom drama, part love story, part social commmentary on racism towards Japanese immigrants to America during WWII and beyond. Rather bleak and you know that anything close to a happy ending is going to be hard to resolve - perhaps a homage to the Oriental approach to narrative where the 'happy ending' is not so much the boy and girl riding off into the sunset together but the knowledge that they have endured suffering with honour and not disgraced themselves or their families. But a very moving and very compelling book.

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