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By TiffanyD on 09-12-17
Dude narrates adolescent girl's story
What made the experience of listening to Uncle Silas [Classic Tales Edition] the most enjoyable?
This is a very "dark and stormy" night read/listen and I probably should have waited for the appropriate weather to fully appreciate the story. But even on a hot and sunny day, if you are a lover of old gothic tales, this is a good one.
What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?
So here's a weird choice--while this book was written by a man, the main character and narrator is an adolescent girl. So having a dude narrate the book seemed odd. At first I thought maybe there was some framing and that we'd eventually be hearing more from male characters but nope. Mostly our heroine (Maude) and her cousins (Millie and Monica). I eventually got used to it but it made the first bit of the story really hard to get into as my brain adjusted.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I am not sure that all the mysteries were 100% tied up at the end, but in general this was a pretty satisfying tale.