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Audiobook CD - 2012
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An angry and self-loathing veteran of the Korean War, Frank Money finds himself back in racist America after enduring trauma on the front lines that left him with more than just physical scars. His home and himself in it, may no longer be as he remembers it, but Frank is shocked out of his crippling apathy by the need to rescue his medically abused younger sister and take her back to the small Georgia town they come from, which he's hated all his life.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Random House, p2012
ISBN: 9780307748997
Branch Call Number: CD F MOR NVD
Characteristics: 4 sound discs (4 hr.. 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in

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1aa
Apr 26, 2017

[This is for the audiobook CD (the other was for a pre-loaded audiobook)]
Like the others (God Bless The Child; A Mercy), this is read - quite poorly - by the author. The story is easier to follow than the other two, but its nearly impossible to discriminate between various characters during dialogue, and various characters when there are shifts in the point of view. Really, someone should tell them to hire a professional reader and audio engineer (listen to the newer audiobooks of Le Carre's novels to hear how well it can be done).
The biggest shortcoming is that the main narrator and character is a male - and an old woman is (trying to) speak his voice! The story itself, its phrasing and plot (it gets disgusting (very morally repulsive) at the end like in God Bless The Child) is terrific, insofar as I could tell; its certainly worth the effort to read the book.

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1aa
Aug 29, 2016

After the fourteenth time it inexplicably reset before getting less than halfway through the second chapter, I couldn't tolerate it further. Weren't these pre-loaded audiobooks supposed to be more reliable?

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quilltychriss
Nov 26, 2012

There are 10 great comments already written under the 'book' section. Also the average rating is 4 stars! I expect I will enjoy this audio just as much as I would the book form.

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