- Narrated by: Popi Ardissone
- Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 06-05-14
- Language: English
- Publisher: Roxe Anne Peacock
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By Craig on 07-18-14
Suspenseful novel, excellently narrated
Where does Fatal Catch rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
This is a good mystery novel, with a lot of gritty realism. It's suspenseful too. The narrator of the story is a 13-year-old girl, very well voiced by the book's voice-actor reader. The girl is Missy, and she and her brother Billie go through a lot that kids should never have to go through. It's a sign of the writer's talent that she manages to show how things looks through the kids' eyes, which is different than than through adults eyes. That's also a sign of the excellence of the voice-actor narration, that she can bring off this kids' world so convincingly. I haven't heard anything from Popi Ardisonne before, but I'm going to be looking for a lot more from her. I'd like to hear her voice-act an adult novel. She's got a wonderful, melodious voice.
Which scene was your favorite?
The climax of the book.
Any additional comments?
When the mother brings home new "uncles", we adults know what's going on. The kids don't have this perspective. The effect of poverty is different on the kids too, than what we would expect it to be looking through adult eyes. What the writer does is hard to do, and she does it well. Be warned though if you're thinking of giving this book to your kids to listen to. There's too much of a danger-to-children element for it to appropriate for younger listeners.
By 55sgrandma on 07-06-14
You never know what you might find fishing.
What made the experience of listening to Fatal Catch the most enjoyable?
The way the children lived and looked out for one another while their mother was wrapped up in her own world. There are probably many kids who grow up in a houeshold similar to this one.
Which character – as performed by Popi Ardissone – was your favorite?
She actually did a good job with the three children and the mother. Franks voice was a little hard to get into.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I was able to listen to this book in one sitting while making a 6 hour drive.
Any additional comments?
The story it self was good. The vocabulary for some of the kids was a little to grown up at times. But overall it was good listening book. Some parts made you feel like you right their with kids.