Perhaps the characters were easier to follow in written form; I don't know. In any case it was almost impossible to keep all of them straight. When yo..Show More »u have less than an hour to convey your story, there can't be too many characters. They also need to be more fully drawn than were Walker's. The author read the book himself. It would be unfair to compare him to a professional reader who are usually actors; still. At some point I may give the author another shot; for now all I'm able to say for this selection is the price isn't bad.