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Faulkner humorously tells tales about the Snopes family members....sneaky, oily, crafty, ravening, grasping, double-dealing, nearly wolfish lower class Southerners who are determined to rise above their birth status.
This is one of the easier Faulkner titles to read. Still, Faulkner does employ his challenging prose style at times, so the reader/listener must attend carefully.
The narrator of the book did a very good job, with an excellent accent and very good pacing.
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This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
I like many of William Faulkner's other books, but this one I didn't finish. Too many characters to keep track of, not a very interesting story to me about a small town, and the reader's voice was not to my liking.
Would you ever listen to anything by William Faulkner again?
I would listen to other Faulkner books that I know, but I would definitely preview a sample of the reader's voice.
Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Joe Barrett?
If I was able to hire the narrator, I would have hired Richard Poe, narrator of John Steinbeck's
You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?
This book didn't have any redeeming qualities for me. I listened for two hours and then jumped ahead, searching for something to pique my interest. No such luck. I kept waiting for the story to get better. Very disappointing. Finally just moved on to another book.