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Idaho

By: Emily Ruskovich
Narrated by: Justine Eyre
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Summary

One hot August day, a family drives to a mountain clearing to collect birch wood. Jenny, the mother, is in charge of lopping any small limbs off the logs with a hatchet. Wade, the father, does the stacking. The two daughters, June and May, aged nine and six, drink lemonade, swat away horseflies, bicker and sing snatches of songs as they while away the time. But then something unimaginably shocking happens, an act so extreme it will scatter the family in every different direction.

In a story told from multiple perspectives and in razor-sharp prose, we gradually learn more about this act and the way its violence, love and memory reverberate through the life of every character in Idaho.

©2017 Emily Ruskovich (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

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Couldn’t bear the narrators voice

Interesting story, very disappointing ending. Well written but dragged on towards the end. The narrator’s voice was really hard to listen to and I nearly gave up because of it

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.A. book to read not hear

Narrator stopped me finishing what is possibly a good book. Sounded like wobbly Katherine Hepburn

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Wrong Narrator

I wanted to enjoy this but what a badly chosen narrator.
The wrong intonation that dulls and stagnates what is undoubtedly a good book?
Shame. I did finish it but it was hard work.

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