Hit the road again with Maxie and Stretch.
©2009 Sue Henry; (P)2009 Random House
I bought this book because my parents live in Homer, Alaska and I have spent a lot of time there. I have enjoyed Sue Henry's previous books, but opted for the audiobook this time. The fact that the narrator pronounced Kenai (should be "keen eye") and Kachemak (should be "catch a mack") wrong ruined the book for me. The book is a first person narrative and the two words are integral to life in Homer, so it really felt like the character didn't really live in Homer and was unbelievable. On top of all that, I really didn't like the voice or cadence of the narrator, but that could have been influenced by my frustration at her lack of experience with Alaksa.
Have read other Sue Henry books and they were good. This one could have put rocks to sleep.
some of the Alaska descriptions were interesting.
The reader sounds just like Maxie would sound - the detail of food and drink.
Maxie is a strong and capable woman who even though getting on in years has such a good sense of herself.
Lee Adams is an excellent reader and sounds just like Maxie would sound. Wonderful!!
Yes, but its great to listen while doing chores and look forward to the next time I turn it on.
Sue Henry is a great author and I would recommend all her books
I was disappointed in this Sue Henry book, but it may be because I really disliked the reader.
I will be listening to Bonnie by Iris Johansen.
I felt like this was not much of a performance but more like a mother reading aloud to her child. I love Scott Brick and others, so this reader was really a disappointment.
Since I listen when I'm traveling, the book was still entertaining and if someone is a Maxi and Stretch fan (which I am) it's still worth listening to.
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