Snow Falling on Cedars

  • by David Guterson
  • Narrated by Peter Marinker
  • 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Heavy snow falls on San Piedro and impedes the progress of Kabuo Miyomoto's trial. Hatsue, Kabuo's wife and Ishmael, a journalist on the case, find themselves reckoning with the past and their lost love.


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Guterson is everything a writer should be. This story is deep and wide. Characters are revealed bit by bit as he delves into their past. He draws in the influence of WW2, ten years past in this story, as well as the cultural tensions of a Pacific NW island in a narrative centred around the murder trial of a fisherman. On top of an incredible tapestry of personalities and history he layers a freak storm that takes the town to it's limits.

It's beautifully read by Peter Marinker who does a great job of bringing each character their own voice without getting too special. For a guy with a relatively gruff voice his treatment of female characters is particularly noteworthy for it's seamless integration.
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- Robert J Frith

Good book, strange pronunciation

Would you consider the audio edition of Snow Falling on Cedars to be better than the print version?

I think the print version was better, but I usually do for any book.

What three words best describe Peter Marinker’s performance?

A bit distracting

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

not really

Any additional comments?

The reader's frequent mispronunciation of words was distracting, and was his speaking as young men and girls was a bit annoying. I don't think I would get another book narrated by him.

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- Sharon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-16-2008
  • Publisher: Audible Studios