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Irma Voth by Miriam Toews
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Apr 04, 2012

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bookshelves: canadian, audiobook, read-in-2012

I had a hard time liking this book. I started out with the audiobook. The narration was smooth and the accents were spot on. But the constant "he said" phrases repeating over and over broke up the dialogue and halted the story every few lines. The overabundance of the phrase became very annoying.

The story moves slowly. Not much happens until late in the book, and even then, it seems tempered into slowness. It made for a rather boring listen and read because I did switch to a physical copy part way through. It was just too slow to listen to.

There is definitely a serious, literary feel to the story. I liked the introduction I got to Menonnite life, but overall, the story was not that interesting.
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Reading Progress

April 4, 2012 – Started Reading
April 4, 2012 – Shelved
April 5, 2012 –
page 1
0.37%
April 13, 2012 –
page 2
0.74%
April 17, 2012 –
page 75
27.57%
April 20, 2012 –
page 224
82.35%
April 20, 2012 – Finished Reading
April 21, 2012 – Shelved as: canadian
April 21, 2012 – Shelved as: audiobook
April 21, 2012 – Shelved as: read-in-2012

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