Fall On Your Knees
- Narrated by: Nikki James
- Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 06-22-06
- Language: English
- Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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Compellingly written, by turns menacingly dark and hilariously funny, this is a tale of five generations of sin, guilt, and redemption.
"MacDonald is a talented storyteller with a crisp yet lilting prose style." (Booklist)
"Ms. MacDonald skillfully shifts the story backward and forward in time, giving it a mythic quality that allows dark, half-buried secrets to be gracefully and chillingly revealed." (The New York Times Book Review)
"Beautiful....this big, bold, epic shocker of a novel reads as if John Irving met Joyce Carol Oates in her Gothic period....It's a wild ride." (Chicago Tribune)
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Cynthia Maloney on 05-26-12
One of the best stories I've come across
Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
I absolutely love this book and I have recommended it to countless people for some time now. I read it in paperback about nine years ago and it had me literally sitting at the edge of my seat with my hand clasped over my mouth while I was reading the beginning of Book 2. Never before has a story held me quite so breathless. I have been meaning to reread the book for years but never got around to it, so when I saw it on Audible I couldn't resist. I've been so happy with Audible and look forward to my credit day every month.
Did Nikki James do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?
Nikkii James mostly did a fine job, and definitely differentiated the character, but I must say she ruined the very part of the book that had been my whole reason for wanting to reread it in the first place. The sing-songie baby voice that she used for the Frances and Mercedes during the most gut wrenching chapters took away from the severity of what was happening.
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
I would definitely watch the movie.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
By Caroline Anne Cayce on 10-03-14
What was most disappointing about Ann-Marie MacDonald’s story?
I wish it would have been more upfront that this story is largely centered around pedophilia. I'm a pretty liberal book reader but this is a book that I wouldn't want to discuss with anyone because it's perverse. The description makes it sound much more romantic but it's really nothing of the sort.
How could the performance have been better?
I really hated how the narrator changed her voice for the characters. It was very forced and annoying.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful