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Jacki Flynn

Atlanta, GA USA
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  • Tomato Red

  • A Novel
  • By: Daniel Woodrell, Megan Abbott (foreword)
  • Narrated by: Brian Troxell
  • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 76
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 70
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 70

In the Ozarks, what you are is where you are born. If you're born in Venus Holler, you're not much. For Jamalee Merridew, her hair tomato red with rage and ambition, Venus Holler just won't cut it. Jamalee sees her brother, Jason, blessed with drop-dead gorgeous looks and the local object of female obsession, as her ticket out of town. But Jason may just be gay, and in the hills and hollows of the Ozarks, that is the most dangerous and courageous thing a man could be. Enter Sammy Barlach, a loser ex-con passing through a tired nowhere on the way to a fresher nowhere....

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A great addicting read.

  • By Catherine on 08-01-13

Wonderful narration!

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

Reviewed: 12-01-13

What made the experience of listening to Tomato Red the most enjoyable?

The narrator was the highlight of this story. His acting abilities were clear (on top of his enjoyable voice). He was very skilled at doing female voices, which I find that many male narrators struggle to do well.

I liked that the book is fairly short compared to many fiction novels out there today.

Which character – as performed by Brian Troxell – was your favorite?

Sammy

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