Brent is a tarot reader, a young man whose adopted family doesn't like tarot readers or gays or Swedes or anything else that Brent can bring to the discussion. One of his tarot readings is for a young Sioux man, and that's where Brent's old life stops. Brent finds a whole new life that is full of wonder and adventure, as he learns to read his own heart first. Viking meets Sioux - fireworks.
What made the experience of listening to Brent the most enjoyable?
It's descriptive. Chris narrates with enthusiasm and purposefully as the character Brent should. It's not monotone. And thus, it kept me interested.
What did you like best about this story?
Learning about Tarot and the meanings of the cards. From the sounds of it, the author knows what he's talking about. Otherwise, he has a vivid imagination.
Have you listened to any of Chris Patton’s other performances? How does this one compare?
He does quite adequately (Yesterday's Gone). In this though, I feel he's done much better. Although this is dependent on how the story is written I suppose.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
I found the scene with the photographs in the beginning quite amusing.
Any additional comments?
I found it an enjoyable listen. Although, the speed at which the couple became hopelessly entwined was unrealistic, this was balanced for the better with the interesting topic of Tarot and the quirks of Brent and his thought process. The twist in the danger was also quite anti-climactic and I was hoping for more into the backstory and more into the danger than the jibber-jabber of the new family.