The Third Translation is a highly charged, engrossing tale that introduces Matt Bondurant as an important new voice in modern American fiction.
©2005 Matt Bondurant; (P)2005 Hyperion
"The author has an inventive imagination and an ardent feel for place." (Publishers Weekly)
"First-time novelist Bondurant became fascinated by the Stela of Paser while working at the British Museum. His extensive research has paid off in a literary page-turner whose characters are as compelling and complex as the Stela itself." (Booklist)
The idea was a good one, but nothing great ever materialized. The storytelling was very weak, and it never did draw me in, least of all to actually care about what was happening to the protagonist. The writing was filled with so much strange prose and metaphors that the actual action (when there was any) or interesting occurrences had to be sacrificed to make room for the protagonist's constant musings. I would not recommend this audiobook to anyone interested in a good story.
I listened to this book during a 15 hour long drive. Not fantastic, but not terrible either. It was okay entertainment. The story is a little weird and not quite what I expected.
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