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I enjoyed every second of this audiobook. The writing is simply superb: rich, candid, subtly ironic, seemingly effortless. Almost needless to say, the characters are portrayed to perfection, with psychological and emotional depth. In short, I can't find a bad word to say about this book.
I should also note that Grover Gardner, as usual, delivers an impeccable and sensitive performance, never missing the subtle nuances in the text and bringing the book to life.
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I think Grover Gardner is a WONDERFUL narrator. I also think Gardner is the wrong narrator for this story. It may be that I have associated his narration with too many other stories to give him a fair chance. His delivery is IDEAL for any story with a sardonic wit, a smart-arse tone or an ironic turn. But it just doesn't fit here. I kept waiting for the clever punchline.
As for the story itself....I found it uncompelling. I can enjoy a story strictly for its beautiful language but neither the plot nor the language nor the characters moved me.