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Julian Honeycutt

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Story mediocre/ narrator painfully bad

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-28-19

The story was interesting. It wasn’t a cliffhanger and it’d be best if you had a very keen interest in and knowledge of Japan before reading the book. I would suggest reading. The narrator- wow -. I think someone with zero understanding of Japanese might not be the best person to narrate a book about Japan. The pronunciation was distractingly bad, to the point I was confused. Multiple times he would pronounce the same word different ways I thought he was talking about different things.

Could have been longer

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-28-19

I enjoyed the book. The author did a wonderful job at giving an emotional and vivid account of the tragedy in Japan. The narrator did a very nice job. I appreciated the fact that while he didn’t speak Japanese his pronunciation in no way detracted from the story (not often the case). My small gripe with the story is I wish there’d been more finality or an epilogue to conclude the story.