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What disappointed you about Raging Rivers?
Pacing and narration. I was anticipating sentimentality and a bit of sappiness--in fact, that's what I was looking for-- but ths story moves SO slowly it's painful. Feelings are dwelt on, and dwelt on, and repeated, and dwelt on some more, interspersed with occasional actual happenings. And once things get going, there are only women and children in the story for some time--and they chose a male narrator who can't do a credible female voice to save his life? With the main protagonist being a woman? What on earth were they thinking?
What could Donna Ball and Shannon Harper have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Pick up the pace, put in more action, and have a woman do the narration.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Joe Smith?
Maybe Margaret Fenton? Or Donna Tratt? Not sure either of them be right for it either, but either would be better than Joe Smith.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
I really enjoyed this book. But did not like the reader. I realize there were many voices, but his female and children's voices were awful. I nearly stopped reading several times because of this. I'm glad I didnt, because I love the Author and try to read all of her books.