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1906 wasn't quite what I was expecting. And that isn't a bad thing.
I'm a huge disaster film and novel fan and as an audiobook fan, there just aren't enough natural disaster books around. So when I see a new one I put it on my wishlist or buy it. 1906 I actually was fortunate enough to get as a free review copy from audiobookblast, which was doubly fantastic. However, this is not a disaster novel. And that is not a bad thing. The earthquake is nearly a footnote to the novel (coming well over 2/3rds of the way into the book), and the book is more a historic crime and corruption novel set at the time of the earthquake. And gee, what a lot of bad people were in authority in that time. The level of corruption and rampant crime was astounding and anger inducing. But the book about a group of very good people fighting against really bad odds, both before and after the earthquake. The one character though I did have trouble categorizing though was Kaitlyn (not sure of spelling) who I wouldn't categorize as either bad or good, more just a silly teen who would have made the entire situation better without her...
Gigi Shane did a wonderful job on the narration, and did male and female voices, and accents, fantastically. I do have one of ther book she has narrated in (one of Clive Barker's), but oddly her list of titles is small. I'd definitely recommend her as a narrator to listeners and authors.
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What did you love best about 1906: A Novel?
I really enjoyed this book in that it brought a historical topic to life while following someone through their experience as if you were there. Great reader both in telling the story and expression. Must read and already recommended.
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