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I was so excited to see a new novel by the author of Room, one of the most moving, thoughtful and insightful books I've read in years.
I downloaded it without hesitation and started listening...
First I fell asleep while listening (without the sleep timer on), so I decided to give it a fighting chance and start back at the beginning, convinced it was my fault for being too tired to listen properly... I stated again...
It was such a bitter disappointment to realise that this just isn't for me; I tried and tried but whether it's the characterisation (an astonishing strength of donoghue's last novel) which felt sketchy to the point of threadbare and borderline characatured, or whether it was the narration (more on that later) I don't know. Either way, after about 4 or 5 good attempts at getting past he initial "hump" to see if I could go the distance, I've reached my Waterloo I fear! This book is not for me.
A word on narration; you're selling an audiobook to the European market. The main character is a Frenchwoman, to be narrated with a French accent, and the book contains frequent use of French quotes and comments... PICK A FRENCH SPEAKING NARRATOR!!!
I'm sure many people will love this book but it's not for me :-(
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What would have made Frog Music better?
more gripping first chapter.
Has Frog Music put you off other books in this genre?
How did the narrator detract from the book?
narrator was good ...just distracting with different accents.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Frog Music?
all of the first chapter
Any additional comments?
boring, confusing , far too drawn out.. complete waste of time trying to get into this story. Dissappointing
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