©2009 Ron McLarty; (P)2009 Random House
I love Ron as a narrator...I've read so many of his books. So when I saw he'd written one, I thought; good for you and bought it straight away!
I begin with the fact that I couldn't finish it...my bad, but gosh it was brutal! Even as a narrator he didn't kick it-and that's a first from me.
I think perhaps I'll try and simply read it-but the audio certainly wasn't digestible for me! Still love his voice though :))
I am finding it hard to listen to- set in England but narrated by an American. Worse, the narrator cannot even pronounce Morecombe Bay properly. Even Barrow-in-Furness gets mangled. Sloppy narration!
"You can't pass McLarty by!"
Ron McLarty is a talented writer and narrator. I was first introduced to his work in Memory of Running. If you haven't listened to Memory of Running, you need to listen to that audio book next. It's amazing. This book isn't Memory of Running, but it McLarty through and through. He establishes characters that you care about and he takes them through a journey that isn't very typical. You don't always know where he's going, but you enjoy the trip. The Dropper is a bit different because you're not sure what the title is about, but you eventually find out in a story that is very intriguing. I'm a McLarty fan, and I'll listen to everything he's does. He's a great writer, and I highly recommend The Dropper as well as his other books.
"Throat literally ached at the finish"
Wrenches warmed heart
To the tee, heart-felt, committed, engaged
Why can't I give it six stars? Ron, I want you to keep writing -- you are only getting better, and you started off aces...
"Liked it alot"
I liked it a lot while walking. Ron is a great narrator.Better than Art in America by far.
"Don't bother -"
Loved his first book, but not this one. I wouldn't bother - no character to like, and I am still not sure if there was a story.
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