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We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver
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Aug 05, 2015

it was ok
bookshelves: couldn-t-finish, audio

I tried to listen to the audiobook. Very depressing, but I expected that. I listened to 2 hours and just couldn't go on. The mundane details of Kevin's mother's life lost my attention. The narrator was almost too perfect in her reading. Perfect voice, perfect annunciation, with no emotion. This woman is trying to deal with going on living and dealing with her son's crime, although 2 hours into the book, I don't really know what he did except from reading the description of the book. She has to deal with the stigma, the judging, the looks while going about her life. Should be a great heart wrenching story. But the narrator just did me in. Maybe she was supposed to sound monotone. Maybe the Mom is so broken that her life is just the straight line on a heart monitor. But this does not make for good listening. I needed to hear some hesitation in the narration, some emotion and it wasn't there.

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Reading Progress

August 5, 2015 – Started Reading
August 5, 2015 – Shelved
August 14, 2015 – Shelved as: couldn-t-finish
August 14, 2015 – Shelved as: audio
August 14, 2015 – Finished Reading

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