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What does Emily Sutton-Smith bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
I loved Emily Sutton-Smith's narration -- and it was best when she was in character. I am surprised to say that! I don't usually care much for "voices," but she has the perfect timbre for both male and female characters, young or old; natural and quite believable. I almost felt that her regular reading voice was too perfect and precise.
These characters are believable and yet you get so many glimpses of going deeper but not quite getting there. Our book club chose this book but I'm not sure there is much to talk about? The story is good and at the same time not as gritty as it could have been from the history I read on the terrible dust storms and plight of the area. Because I felt it was to soft on a real life event I took a star off. I grew up on farms, had grasshopper destroy all our fields it was horrid. The story lacks the conviction of real life in too many places for me.