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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
End the book 60% of the way through. I wish I did.
How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?
The biographical first third of the book is an enjoyable multigenerational family story. The second third narrows down to our protagonist, bringing him up to his present crisis. The last third is interminable repeated lamentations; they don't seem to progress. It's not often I abandon a book after reading 80%, but this time I had suffered enough, and decided to spare myself further pain.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
Recites English in a childish sing-song mockery of Chinese-American diction. As the action flags, the narrator increasingly ends every sentence with an exclamation point, expressing ceaseless, infantile, patronising wide-eyed wonder in a futile effort to keep the listener awake and keep the story alive.
Any additional comments?
its the job of the editor to squelch narrators who go over the top